Female Infertility: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Option

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Female Infertility: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Option

Common causes of female infertility includes issues related to ovulation, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, or issues with cervix, age is also considered as alternate factor which contributes towards infertility because as women ages her fertility naturally starts diminishing.

Factors contributing towards ovulation problems:

Imbalanced hormones

Tumors or cyst

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating.

Addicted to drugs, smoking and drinking

Excessive weight gain

Stress

Intense workout

Irregular menstrual cycle

Damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes are due to the following reasons:

Defect since birth

History of tubal pregnancy

Chronic medical illness history

Fibroids or endometriosis

Polyps in uterus

History of previous infection.

Abnormal cervical mucus is also a factor which contributes towards infertility, abnormal cervical mucus prevents sperm from reaching eggs or makes it more difficult for sperm to get fertilized with eggs.

Methods to diagnose female infertility

The following are the methods by which your healthcare provider may use to evaluate the infertility issues:

Urine or blood test to check for infections or any type of hormonal problems which includes thyroid and others.

Pelvic and breast examination

Sample of cervical mucus to determine the occurrence of ovulation.

Ultrasound to examine the uterus and ovaries

Tracking of your ovulation through fertility awareness also helps to detect fertility abnormalities in women.

How to prevent female infertility

Nothing can be done to prevent the infertility issues which are caused due to genetic or due to severe illness, however, there are few methods by which we can decrease the possibilities of infertility in every couple facing problems conceiving:

Take initiative to avoid STD

Avoid use of drugs

Avoid frequent use of drugs

Adopt good personal practices

Go for regular check up with the gynecologist.

 

 

 

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