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Female Infertility

Female infertility affects millions of women worldwide. There are many  causes of  infertility.  Medical treatments exist to assist both men and women with infertility.

What Causes Female Infertility? There can be a wide range of reasons why you are having trouble getting pregnant. The following are some of the more common reasons:

  1. Damage to your fallopian tubes. These structures carry eggs from your ovaries, which produce eggs, to the uterus, where the baby develops. They can get damaged when scars form after pelvic infections, endometriosis, and pelvic surgery. That can prevent sperm from reaching an egg.
  2. Hormonal problems. You may not be getting pregnant because your body isn’t going through the usual hormone changes that lead to the release of an egg from the ovary and the thickening of the lining of the uterus.
  3. Cervical issues. Some women have a condition that prevents sperm from passing through the cervical canal.
  4. Uterine trouble. You may have polyps and fibroids that interfere with getting pregnant. Uterine polyps and fibroids happen when too many cells grow in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.
  5. “Unexplained” infertility. For about 20% of couples who have infertility problems, the exact causes are never pinpointed.

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Some Commonly asked questions related to female infertility

Is infertility in women hereditary?
Infertility is not hereditary. However, there are medical conditions that are hereditary which may interfere with your ability to get pregnant. Such conditions are polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and thyroid/hormone disorders.
Can ovarian cysts cause infertility problems?
Unless they become very large, these types of ovarian cysts don’t affect fertility: Functional cysts. Functional cysts — such as follicular cysts — are the most common type of ovarian cyst. Functional cysts form during a normal menstrual cycle and don’t cause or contribute to infertility.
Is fertility a male or female problem
When a couple is having a hard time getting pregnant, it is just as likely to be caused by a problem with a man’s fertility as it is with a woman’s fertility. That’s why both the woman and the man usually get tested for fertility problems when a couple is having infertility problems.

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