The Top 5 Common Causes of Female Infertility
By administering medications to regulate hormone levels or performing minimally invasive surgery to remove or repair whatever is causing female infertility, the professionals at Advanced OB GYN Associates can help you get to the root cause of your infertility and dramatically increase your chances of enjoying a full-term pregnancy.
What May Be Causing Your Infertility?
The five main reasons women experience infertility or have trouble carrying a pregnancy to term (excluding age) are:
1. Ovulation Disorders is the highest cause of woman infertility
Women who ovulate infrequently or rarely at all comprise nearly 30 percent of infertile couples. Ovulation disorders are commonly caused by irregular production/release of reproductive hormones manufactured by the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, or issues with the ovaries independent of glandular problems. Polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency and excess prolactin in the bloodstream are a few ovulation disorders frequently diagnosed by doctors at Advanced OB GYN Associates.
2.Tubal Infertility a leading cause in infertility
Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes can prevent sperm from reaching the egg or inhibit passage of a fertilized egg into your uterus. Causes of tubal infertility include pelvic inflammatory disease or previous surgeries (especially surgeries treating ectopic pregnancies) performed on the pelvis or abdomen.
3. Learn about Endometriosis
When tissue that normally develops in the uterus implants itself and grows in atypical locations, a painful condition called endometriosis is usually diagnosed and treated immediately. Endometriosis requires surgical removal of this excess tissue, which may cause scarring that obstructs the tube and prevents the sperm and egg from uniting. Damage to the uterine lining may also occur following endometriosis surgery and disrupt implantation of a fertilized egg.
4. Infertility caused by Cervical or Uterine Conditions
Benign tumors or polyps within the uterus can reduce fertility by disrupting implantation or blocking fallopian tubes. Congenital uterine abnormalities, such as a too-small or oddly shaped uterus can also cause problems with getting pregnant and staying pregnant. In some women, the cervix simply doesn’t produce enough mucus to promote sperm motility so sperm can travel out of the cervix and into the uterus.
5. Unexplained Infertility
Although rare, unexplained infertility, or infertility that does not seem to have a cause, does happen. Doctors think that unexplained infertility emerges from a combination of minor factors involving both partners. Fortunately, this type of infertility may correct itself naturally with time.
If you have been trying to get pregnant for the past 12 months or have not been able to carry a pregnancy to full term, contact the caring professionals at Advanced OB GYN Associates for answers to all your questions or to make an appointment for a complete examination.