When to consult a doctor?

Female Fertility

When to consult a doctor?

If a couple is having unprotected sex from the last one year and not being able to conceive, must consult a doctor. Moreover, you can consult a doctor in the following cases

  • If you are more than 35 years and having unprotected sex without a successful pregnancy for the past six months.
  • If you suspect having underlying problems like irregular periods that affect fertility.
  • If you are diagnosed with specific medical conditions that reduce fertility.

The doctor starts tests and treatments if you or your partner is having fertility issues. Some common problems that can cause problems in conceiving include irregular or painful periods, repeated miscarriages, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or prior cancer treatment.

What can cause female infertility

Getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy are complicated processes. If any of the things in the female reproductive system go wrong, it may lead to infertility. If you are facing trouble in conceiving, you should consult the doctor right away. The doctor will figure out the reasons that are creating difficulty in getting pregnant and will find a treatment to help you.

Some of the possible causes of female infertility are listed

  • Damaged Fallopian Tubes- The function of fallopian tubes is to carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Some issues like pelvic infections, endometriosis, and pelvic surgery may form scars in the fallopian tubes. It prevents sperms from reaching the egg in the tube and thereby hinder fertilization.
  • Hormonal Problems- Hormonal imbalance is one of the major causes of infertility in which the body does not produce enough hormones that can release eggs from the ovary or thicken the uterus lining. It again obstructs the process of fertilization and causes infertility.
  • Cervical Issues- The cervical canal of some of the women prevents sperms from passing through it and interferes in fertilization.
  • Uterine Trouble- The uterine wall and uterus may develop polyps and fibroids that interfere with the process of fertilization and getting pregnant. There are many other abnormalities of the uterus that may hamper fertility in women.

Once the doctor pinpoints the cause of infertility, she may prescribe tests to confirm. The hormonal levels are checked through a blood test, and an endometrial biopsy is done to examine the lining of your uterus. Based on the results of the test, you are given the best treatment.