Intercourse for a year, but still not pregnant? Read for causes of female infertility
Has it been a full year and you have been having unprotected intercourse, but still not getting pregnant? Many people who long for a child have to suffer the trauma of infertility. Besides innumerable efforts at trying for a child and not succeeding then it’s time to head to the medical centers to get your infertility checkups done.
These may be the causes of infertility in women:
In our last section we had dealt with the reasons for infertility in males and now we cover the reasons for female infertility. Basically the standard fertility evaluation can be assessed by conducting a few physical examinations of both the partners and keeping a sexual and medical record of the partners. The males have to go for an analysis of their semen where the sperm movement and the sperm count is carefully scrutinized.
In the beginning women have to undergo ovary ultrasounds, hormone detection blood tests, and may be advised to use a home test kit for ovulation. The doctor needs to decide whether the woman has a regular menstrual pattern or not but that does not mean that the ovulation pattern in a lady having regular periods is normal.
The age of the woman
The female body can only produce a certain number of eggs and as the age progresses the quality of eggs and their number both reduce. After 30 years of age there is a 3-5 percent fall in the chance of conceiving a baby. Fertility reduces much faster after 40 years.
Hormonal imbalance may cause infertility as it effects the ovulation in the women. The body synchronizes the production of the hormones and prompts the ovary to release an egg. It’s the hormones that lead to a thickening of the endometrial lining and then the attachment of the fertilized egg. But the body system goes haywire when the hormones are not produced on time. The hormone imbalance can be detected by blood tests, using ovulation predictor list, and maintaining a chart for the body temperature throughout the month.
Fallopian tubes are responsible for carrying the eggs from the ovary to the uterus. It is a cause of concern if the fallopian tubes are damaged as it prevents the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Damaged fallopian tubes do not permit the sperm to come near the egg. The damage may be due to endometriosis, pelvic infections or a pelvic surgery.
Sometimes the uterus has fibroids and polyps that prevent the woman from getting pregnant. These abnormal anatomical conditions influence infertility in women.
Sometimes the female body is such that the cervical canal does not permit the sperm to pass through. This may be due to a cervical procedure, or caused by an abnormal production of mucus. There is no need to despair as intrauterine insemination have made pregnancy possible in these cases.
Sometimes it is just a stroke of bad luck and there are unexplained causes for infertility, in these cases there are not many ways to discover the reason for not getting pregnant.