Female Infertility Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
In the past few years, because of our irregular diet and less daily activities, the problem of infertility has increased. It is defined as the condition when one is trying to get pregnant with frequent intercourse but no success. If a couple is not able to get conceived, almost two third of the time, it is because of female factors. Sometimes diagnosing female infertility can be difficult. Depending on the causes of infertility in female, there are many treatments available these days. Most of the time, after the treatment, 95 percent of the couples conceive successfully.
Common symptoms and causes:
The main symptom is not being able to get pregnant. Either menstrual cycle is too short (less than 21 days) or too long (35 days or more). If your menstrual cycle is irregular or absent, it means, your ovulation is not happening.
How do I know it’s time to see a doctor?
If you are less than 35, doctors recommend trying to get pregnant naturally by intercourse for at least a year before starting the treatment. If you are more than 35, you should consult the doctor after trying for 6 months. But if you are more than 40, you should get a medical test and start treatment.
Important Factors to get Conceived
- Ovulation is a must.
- You must have regular intercourse.
- Fallopian Tubes should be opened.
- The uterus should be normal.
- Sperms of your partner should be healthy.
Female Infertility Test and Treatment
It is recommended that whenever you go for a test, you both should go in order to get the exact cause. Based on the reason for infertility, tests could vary. Doctors use a number of ways to detect the problem that might cause female infertility.
You may start the treatment and get a Pap smear. Along with the other problems, it can detect Cervical cancer, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) which can prevent a woman from getting pregnant.
A female must ovulate once in a month, which needs to be checked to get pregnant.
Sometimes doctors suggest for a urine test, which is basically luteinizing hormone (LH).
After basic treatment, the doctor may want to run a test for Thyroid. After the basic treatment listed above, you may get suggested to test the reproductive organs. Some of the tests are mentioned below.
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
- Transvaginal ultrasound.
Female infertility treatment has a simple process and you may not need to do all these tests. According to your situation and the tests, doctors go with the best treatment and 85% of the time, it is successful.