Female Infertility: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment
Female infertility is a common condition faced by many women who are unable to get pregnant or have a successful pregnancy. It’s usually diagnosed after a woman has attempted to get pregnant for a whole year without any pregnancy. It may also be diagnosed sooner, depending on certain factors.
One-third of infertility cases are due to a problem with the male in a heterosexual couple, one-third are due to female issues, while one-third are unknown or a combination of reasons.
Around 10% of women have some sort of infertility issues, with the chances of infertility increase with age. While there are many possible causes, it’s difficult to pinpoint one exact thing. Some possible causes include:
- Uterus problems: This can include fibroids, polyps, adhesions, or septum in the uterus’s cavity. Fibroids and polyps can form at any time, while other abnormalities are present from birth. Surgeries like dilation and curettage can also cause adhesions to start forming.
- Fallopian tube problems: One of the most common causes of infertility caused by issues with the fallopian tube is due to pelvic inflammatory disease, which is caused by STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia.
- Ovulation problems: There are many different reasons that ovulation may not occur regularly. Eating disorders, severe stress, pituitary tumors, hormonal imbalances, substance abuse, and thyroid conditions can affect ovulation.
- Egg quality and number problems: Women are born with the maximum number of eggs that they’ll ever have—a supply that can run out before they hit menopause. They might also have a wrong number of chromosomes and cannot get fertilized or grow. These chromosomal issues can sometimes affect all the eggs, while others can be randomized, becoming more common with age.
Who’s at risk?
There are many different factors that can increase a woman’s risk of being infertile. Lifestyle choices, age, genetic traits, and general health conditions contribute to it. Some factors include:
- Hormone issues
- Abnormal periods
- Being underweight
- Uterine fibroids
- Autoimmune disorders
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
How is it treated?
Your healthcare provider will diagnose your infertility through a series of different tests to pinpoint the cause. There are many different treatment options depending on the cause of infertility. Structural problems can easily be treated through surgery, while other issues such as thyroid conditions and ovulation issues can be treated with hormonal medications.
Many women will require Vitro fertilization or artificial insemination, but gestational surrogacy and adoption are also an option.
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