Reasons you might have trouble conceiving
Infertility in men
Around one-third of all baby-making issues may be traced back to the man. Male infertility can be caused by a variety of factors, including anatomical issues, uncontrolled chronic conditions such as diabetes, and infections. Obesity, smoking, and alcohol usage are among lifestyle factors that can have a role.
A sperm count or sperm analysis is usually the first step in determining the root reason. So, if you feel that your fertility issues are being caused by your partner, push him to see his doctor for a checkup.
Endometriosis is a painful illness in which tissue identical to the inner lining of the uterus grows outside the womb. It affects about 15% of women of reproductive age. It can also make it more difficult to get pregnant since endometrial growths might block areas of the pelvic area (such as the Fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, appendix or even intestines). The disorder can make it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant or potentially cause immunological changes that prevent an embryo from developing.
Endometriosis does not necessarily lead to infertility. However, if you have it, you should consult with your doctor about your plans for attempting to conceive. If you are having difficulty conceiving, surgery or other therapies to remove endometrial growths may help.
Fibroid in the uterus
These growths are frequent and, in the end, harmless, but they can be unpleasant and make it difficult to get pregnant. While most fibroid have no effect on fertility, depending on their size and location, they may make it more difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for a fertilized egg to implant in your uterus. The good news is… Fibroid-related infertility problems are frequently resolved by treating or eliminating the growths.
Pelvic inflammatory illness
PID is a bacterial illness that affects the reproductive organs. It is most commonly caused by untreated sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. PID is treatable with antibiotics, but if not treated, the infection’s inflammation can cause scarring in the reproductive system. Scarring can make it difficult to become pregnant, and once it occurs, it cannot be reversed.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
PCOS, a disorder in which you do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically, is the leading cause of female infertility. The good news is that it is treatable: PCOS-related ovulation problems are caused by hormonal imbalances, but drugs such as anti-androgen medications can assist.
Periods that are irregular can make it difficult to determine when you are ovulating. At worst, they could indicate that you aren’t ovulating at all, which means you won’t be able to get pregnant. Weight loss or gain, hormone imbalances, or thyroid issues can all be causes of irregular periods. To get them back on track, see your doctor to determine the possible underlying problem.
Diminished ovarian reserve or premature ovarian insufficiency
Diminished ovarian reserve indicates that the number or quality of eggs has begun to decline. It’s something that every woman experiences as she ages, and it’s a very natural part of the process. If the problem occurs earlier than expected, usually before the age of 40, it is referred to as premature ovarian insufficiency or early ovarian failure.
Thyroid issues, such as hypothyroidism, can interfere with your body’s synthesis of reproductive hormones, potentially leading to irregular periods and ovulation problems. However, if it is the main cause of your infertility, addressing the thyroid problem (typically with thyroid hormones) might restore your periods and increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Unknown cause of infertility
In almost one-third of cases, the reason for a couple’s inability to conceive is unknown. Unexplained infertility is usually identified after other suspected underlying causes, such as irregular ovulation or sperm problems, have been investigated and ruled out.
The news may be difficult to accept, but it does not preclude you from having a child. If you are under the age of 30, your doctor may advise you to wait a little longer before attempting to conceive through sex. However, you can also discuss fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
When should you seek treatment if you’re having difficulty getting pregnant?
There is no harm in contacting your doctor if you or your partner are having difficulty conceiving. However, if you have been actively trying for a full year and are under 35, or if you have been actively trying for six months and are over 35, experts recommend consulting with your doctor. If you are over the age of 40, you should consult your doctor immediately away.
You should also consult your doctor if you have a medical condition that is known to enhance your chances of infertility. These include irregular or no periods, painful periods, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or more than one miscarriage. If your spouse has a history of testicular injuries, hernia surgery, chemotherapy, or reproductive concerns with a prior partner, he should consult with his doctor.
Sometimes there is no good explanation for why a couple is unable to conceive. However, this is frequently the case, and correcting the problem can increase your chances of conceiving. And even if treating the fundamental cause does not help, or if the main cause is just unknown, there is no need to give up hope. The route to having a baby may take a little longer than you anticipated.
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