Many couples have problems with conceiving a child. That can become very frustrating for both the man and the woman as, despite their trying, they are unable to conceive. That can sometimes cause much stress in a relationship.
Infertility can be the result of some reasons and both, malefactors and female factors can be responsible for infertility. In one-third of all the causes of infertility, the malefactors are responsible, but we will be focusing on possible causes of female infertility. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these five possible cause’s infertility in women.
Endometriosis occurs when excess endometrium lining of the uterus that usually develops for the embedding of the egg, fails to shed during periods. 40% to 50% of infertility cases in females occur because of endometriosis. Some of the most common symptoms include irregular or heavy bleeding, painful menstrual periods, and miscarriages, in some cases. Although it is a challenging condition to manage, early diagnosis may result in better management of the symptoms. If the endometriosis is mild or moderate, a woman can conceive and give birth on the term. Sometimes doctors advise a woman with endometriosis to get pregnant as soon as possible to avoid worsening of their condition.
2. PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
One of the most common reasons for infertility in a woman is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS is credited with hormonal imbalance in a woman's body. This imbalance may result in an irregular menstrual cycle, cysts in the ovaries, acne, weight gain, insulin resistance, and Hirsutism (unwanted body hair/diminishing head hair). If you want to get pregnant you should visit a fertility specialist. With the right medicines and regular checkups, you can get it under control and get pregnant.
3. Irregular cycles
Infertility in women may be due to irregular periods. Irregular or abnormal ovulation cause 30 to 40% of cases of infertility. Having irregular cycles is an indication that you are not ovulating, a condition clinically referred to as anovulation. Administering fertility drugs to treat the disease is possible, but it is essential for other states' evaluation which may as well interfere with ovulation such as abnormalities of pituitary glands.
Fibroids are the most commonly occurring noncancerous polyps or tumors in the uterus. Fibroids are relatively common, affecting up to 20% of women. However, Fibroids are much more common in women over 30 years of age. Fibroids are very rare in women under 20 and diminish in women who reach menopause. Though not a significant cause of female infertility, they are frequent and painful and can block the fallopian tubes.
Fibroids may remain very small, but will often grow in size over and may decrease fertility.
5. Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes avert eggs and sperm from traveling all the way to the uterus. The symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes are: lower abdominal pain and unusual vaginal discharge, but not every woman will have these symptoms. The most common cause of blocked fallopian tubes is a pelvic inflammatory disease which is usually a result of transmitted diseases especially chlamydia. That’s why it is important to get tested for chlamydia especially when you want to get pregnant. Since there are two types of blockages full (both tubes) and partial (one tube), there are also different solutions for each. If you have partial blockage you can get pregnant with fertility drugs prescribed by your doctor to increase the chances of ovulation. For full fallopian tubes, blockage solution can be a laparoscopic surgery or IVF treatment.
Infertility becomes one of the most alarming modern contagious affecting more couples than ever today. While these are just some possible causes of infertility, it is best for any couple having trouble conceiving to visit a fertility specialist to exactly find what the problem is for you.