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Unexplained Infertility: Frustrations

Infertility has many causes.

Some women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or other hormone issues, while others are affected by male factor infertility and poor egg quality. But if you receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, it can be very difficult to understand. After all, how do you explain why you’re not getting pregnant if nothing seems to be the problem?

A diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be frustrating because everything seemingly looks good on paper, but you’re still not getting pregnant. You might almost hope the doctors find a problem just so you can get a more explanatory diagnosis.

So what should you do?

  • Get a second opinion to rule out anything that your clinic might have missed. Our Patient Care Coordinators can help you find a trusted fertility doctor in your area who will address all of your concerns, run diagnostic tests, and may find a diagnosis after all. Contact our Patient Care Coordinators by calling 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or by filling out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form.
  • Ask your doctor to review your fertility protocol. What can you try differently next time that might work better?
  • Don't lose hope. No matter how you build your family, it is going to happen for you!
  • Seek help emotionally. Your body might be working fine, but sometimes your mind and soul could use some emotional support. Check out the infertility support forums on

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