Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained Infertility can be successfully treated in our Los Angeles Fertility Center

In unexplained infertility cases, abnormalities are likely to be present but not detected by current diagnostic methods. Nevertheless, even without determining a definite cause for infertility, very effective treatment options are available.

Dr. Mark Rispler advises his patients seeking treatment for unexplained infertility to proceed with purpose. Even without determining a specific cause of infertility, basic intervention can effectively reverse the problem.

What We Know about Unexplained Infertility

Even the scientific term for unexplained infertility (idiopathic infertility) evokes frustration. Statistics show that 5-10 percent of couples experiencing infertility will fall under the category of ‘unexplained.’ The number jumps to 1 in 5 when minor factors exist with the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus or sperm, but nothing that clearly causes infertility.

When evaluating a couple, a reproductive endocrinologist like Dr. Rispler will attribute infertility to:

  • Female causes of infertility
  • Male causes of infertility
  • Shared male and female causes of infertility

Unexplained infertility falls into the category of shared causes. If this occurs, Dr. Rispler will pay closer attention to these particular factors: premature ovarian aging, maternal age, autoimmune disease, and endometriosis.

While the diagnosis is especially frustrating for couples, there is hope. Advanced reproductive technologies have greatly improved the outcomes for unexplained infertility cases.