Diagnosing the Cause of Female Infertility

Published on: April 7, 2015

If you have been struggling to become pregnant, you may be concerned about the possibility of female infertility. While some couples can easily become pregnant, many others struggle to conceive, with about one-third of infertilities diagnosed as solely female. There are many effective options available with modern medical technology to help woman achieve a healthy pregnancy. However, your first step is finding out what is causing your pregnancy difficulties.

Causes of Female Infertility

Both men and woman can be infertile. However, it is easier to diagnosis men than woman. If the male participant or partner is fertile, yet no conception has been achieved after a year of unprotected sex, infertility is a possibility. Finding the cause is necessary to determine what infertility treatment is the best option to help you get pregnant. Some of the common causes include:

–          Fallopian tube damage. For the egg and sperm to connect, the eggs must be able to travel through the fallopian tubes. Damage to these tubes can affect fertility,

–          Age. Women are only born with a finite amount of eggs. After the age of 30, the chance of pregnancy diminishes with each year.

–          Uterus problems. Fibroids, polyps and other uterine abnormalities can cause infertility.

–          Hormonal imbalances. Some woman have hormone imbalances that can affect their ovulation and other important factors to becoming pregnant.

If you are concerned that you may be infertile or are having challenges getting pregnant, the first step is to find an experienced OB/GYN that specializes in diagnosing and treating infertility. Working together with a medical professional, you may be able to uncover the issue through diagnosis, getting you closer to finding the right treatment to help you finally become pregnant.

Posted on behalf of
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 422-8505

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