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In an effort to better serve our patients, Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC has partnered with Urological Associates and Pikes Peak Urology. We are confident that the union of three patient-centric, top-rated urological practices will greatly benefit the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Urological Associates is a premier urology practice in Colorado Springs led by board-certified urologists and nurse practitioners. Pikes Peak Urology, a division of Colorado Springs Urological Associates, has lived up to their motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989.

Our board-certified urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of male and female urologic conditions. If you’re in need of compassionate, urological expertise from board-certified specialists, look no further than Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC.

Infertility Q & A

Male and Female Infertility 

We at Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC understand how frustrating and heartbreaking infertility can be. About 1 in 8 American couples are affected by infertility issues, making it more common that people realize. There are many causes of infertility, however in up to half of infertile couples, male infertility plays at least a partial role. Male fertility is more complex than many people realize. Fortunately, almost 90% of infertility cases can be treated with medication, surgery, or assisted reproductive methods such as intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Our fertility specialists have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating fertility problems. You can trust our team to guide you on your journey to successfully conceiving a child. 

Board-Certified Infertility Specialists

Most people who want to have a baby become pregnant well within a year, so if you or your partner have not become pregnant in that time, there could be an underlying medical cause. Both men and women can have fertility problems, so it’s important that both partners undergo fertility testing. If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for 12 months without success, make an appointment with one of our infertility specialists today. Our team of board-certified urologists offer testing and cutting-edge infertility treatments for couples that are struggling to conceive. We are equipped with the most advanced infertility treatment techniques available, and maintain a close partnership with Dr. Eric Silverstein, a reproductive endocrinology physician in Colorado Springs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is infertility?

Infertility is generally defined as being unable to get pregnant after one year or more of having unprotected sex. 

What causes male infertility? 

Medical conditions that can result in male infertility include:

  • Varicoceles (enlargement of the veins in the scrotum)
  • Epididymitis (inflammation of the tube that stores sperm)
  • Orchitis (inflammation of one or both testicles)
  • STDs
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Tumors
  • Undescended testicles
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Male hypogonadism
  • Chromosome defects
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Celiac disease
  • Having a low sperm count, poor quality sperm or low sperm motility (slow-moving sperm) 

What causes female infertility? 

Some of the most common causes of female infertility include:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hypothalamic dysfunction
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Excess prolactin

Other possible causes of female infertility include:

  • Tubal infertility (fallopian tube damage)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Previous pelvic surgery
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic tuberculosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cervical stenosis

How do you treat infertility? 

Your urologist may first recommend lifestyle modifications to help increase your fertility. If lifestyle changes are not working, we may decide to administer more advanced treatments including: 

  • Hormone treatment (e.g. testosterone replacement therapy)
  • Surgery - Such as removing uterine fibroids or undergoing a varicocelectomy to remove varicose veins in the scrotum.
  • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) - This involves harvesting sperm from your testicles for insertion into your partner. MicroTESE is a refined process that enables your provider to collect sperm from anywhere in your testicles. It’s an effective treatment even if your sperm count is very low.