Unexplained Infertility: A Fertility Doctor Explains the Treatment Options

Board certified OBGYN and REI, Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD, reviews unexplained infertility. Unexplained infertility is when couples do not have a known reason for their infertility. After testing sperm, ovarian reserve, ovulation, and uterus, tubes – and everything comes back normal, many couples are frustrated! Learn about the research guiding us on making infertility treatment decisions.

Reviewed in this video:
What is unexplained infertility?
How is unexplained infertility diagnosed?
Can you still get pregnant with unexplained infertility?
What are your treatment options with unexplained infertility?
Clomid
Injectable hormones (gonadotropins)
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
In vitro fertilization (IVF)

In this episode discussed:

Fritz and Speroff, Clinical Gynecology Endocrinology and Infertility, 8th edition, 2011

Reindollar, Richard H. et al. A randomized clinical trial to evaluate optimal treatment for unexplained infertility: the fast track and standard treatment (FASTT) trial. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 94, Issue 3, 888 – 899.
https://www.fertstert.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0015-0282%2809%2900866-8

Goldman, Marlene B. et al. A randomized clinical trial to determine optimal infertility treatment in older couples: the Forty and Over Treatment Trial (FORT-T). Fertility and Sterility, Volume 101, Issue 6, 1574 – 1581.e2
https://www.fertstert.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0015-0282%2814%2900253-2

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