Approximately one million women in the United States are affected by infertility.
If you are trying to get pregnant you know how disappointing it can be every month to get a negative pregnancy test but before assuming that you have no other option than vitro fertilization it’s really important to rule out some of the very common and treatable causes of infertility.
Today we are presenting the five possible reasons why you are not getting pregnant and what you should do about it.
number one you don’t ovulate.
Five to ten percent of women are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome which can cause irregular menstrual cycles and increase in male hormones it’s one of the most common reasons for women’s infertility.
Also, your ovulation can be affected by being overweight obese or underweight or having a thyroid imbalance according to many doctors.
A great way to improve your ovulation rate is to have a healthy weight it’s also important to be screened for polycystic ovary syndrome and rule out other medical conditions.
If you already know you have problems on your ovulation, consult with your doctor as it is curable with medicines.
Number two – Maybe it’s his problem.
Up to a third of infertility cases caused by male infertility.
If your husband is overweight obese or a smoker your chances of getting pregnant could be affected.
Doctors also sometimes suggest that an infection or inflammation of the prostate glands might also be the cause.
To cure male infertility losing weight and quitting smoking are key. Your husband should see a doctor for a physical and a semen analysis depending on his problem.
Doctors may suggest medication intrauterine insemination or IVF.
Number three – You don’t have enough healthy eggs.
Women are born with a fixed number of eggs but the number and health effects decline as women get older.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine a healthy and fertile 30-year-old has only a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month.
What should you do to produce a healthy egg?
Get to a healthy weight as soon as you can and if you smoke quit now.
You can also use a donor egg to solve the problem.
Number four – Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of women.
It causes the lining of the uterine cavity to appear in the abdominal cavity which can cause painful periods heavy bleeding and infertility.
With endometriosis getting pregnant is a real challenge so you should seek medical treatment as soon as you plan to get pregnant.
If your fallopian tubes are open, Clomid, a medication that causes you to ovulate in combination with IUI is the best approach.
If you’ve been trying for three months or your tubes are blocked IVF might be the best option.
Number five – Maybe your fallopian tubes are blocked.
Few do factor accounts for almost 35% of infertility cases when the fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged.
Reasons for tubal factor infertility can be a previous surgery, endometriosis or an STD.
For pregnancy you have to make sure that the tubes are open otherwise there is no way for sperm and egg to communicate.
Your doctor can screen for the tubal factor with an x-ray and if the tubes are blocked IVF is the best treatment.
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