INFERTILITY SERIES – Part 1

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Every week I come across at least 2-3 couples on average going through problem Infertility. Lots of hope in eyes & pain in heart . I know its not easy to breakthrough , but it’s not impossible . I counsels them with all the positive vibes to Trust God , its not the End ūüôā

In this series of ¬†Infertility¬†, I’ve focus on all aspects of Infertility . Its ¬†types , causes ¬†in male & female . Various Test performed , Treatment & their Advantages / disadvantages on couples¬†. Here I tried to talk about all the confusions and the right time to consult , how¬†Infertility counselling¬†help .So let‚Äôs brush up our knowledge about Infertility. Hope this article will be a ray of hope for Couples!!

 

What is Infertility ?

 

Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive within one or more years of  regular unprotected coitus. There are basically two types :

  • Primary denotes those patients who have never conceived.
  • Secondary¬†indicates previous pregnancy but failure to conceive subsequently.

 

Incidence of Infertility

 

  • 80 percent of the couples achieve conception if they so desire , within 1 year of having intercourse regularly with frequency (5-6times a week ) .
  • Next 10 percent will achieve the objective by the end of 2nd year
  • left 10 percent will remain infertile by the end of 2nd year .

 

Causes of Infertility 

 

  • Conception depends on the fertility potential of both the male and female partner .
  • The male is directly responsible in about 30-40 percent .
  • The female is directly responsible in about 40-55 percent .
  • And Both are responsible in about 10 percent cases .
  • The remaining 10 percent is unexplained.

 

Infertility in women

 

Ovulation is vital to pregnancy, and without the ovulation egg there will be nothing for the male sperm to combine with. Failure to ovulate for whatever reason, is one of the most common causes and can occur as a result of a number of conditions:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome also known as PCOS
    In this condition hormanl imbalance inhibits the ovaries from ovulation (producing an egg)
  • Early menopause
    Woman suffer from menopausal promblems or MC stops at the age of 40. 
  • Thyroid problems
    Imbalance of thyroid hormane prevents ovulation.
  • Cushings syndrome
    This is also a hormonal disease that can also stop ovaries from releasing an egg or ovulation.

 

Male infertility

 

For men, the most common cause is abnormal semen, accounting for 75% of all cases.Number of explanations for abnormal male semen, some of which are listed below:

  • Low sperm count
    Some men have a very low sperm count, or in some cases sperm count is zero.
  • Low sperm mobility
    In this the sperm has difficulty in making its way to the egg .
  • Abnormal sperm
    In some cases, sperm have an abnormal shape which makes it difficult to fertilise the egg.

 

Infertility testing 

 

  • The Doctor may conduct a physical examination or advice you further tests.
  • After physical examination, you may be referred to a specialist infertility team or look for fertility clinic for some further tests and procedures.
  • For women, there are a number of tests which help in ruling out the cause for infertility like tests for Progesterone, Hormones, and Thyroid .
  • Other tests, including X-ray or Trans vaginal – Ultra Sono Graphy can detect any blockage of the fallopian tubes or problems around the cervix.
  • For men, Test like semen analysis ¬†can be organised.

Do read about more Infertility Series

12 Comment

  1. It is true that Infertility seems to be on the rise these days. In fact I think that age and occupation has made it to this list of reasons of infertility too. Great to have thought of writing this as a series Bushra!

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks for stopping by ūüôā

  2. Informative post.

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks for stopping by ūüôā

      1. My pleasure

  3. Stress and incorrect lifestyle are also a major reason for infertility. Thank you for writing such a useful post. Looking forward to reading more posts from you as part of the #UBC.

    Do take a look at my post for Day Two and let me know what you think. Here is the link: https://diaryofaninsanewriter.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/renu-kakkar-apeejay/

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks for stopping by ūüôā

  4. Richa says: Reply

    Hi Bushra!!! Very well explained article. Infertility is a common porblem these days with 35 being the new 25 i guess. Thanks for sharing this awesome content ūüôā

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    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks ūüôā

  5. Infertility is one of the massive contemporary diseases which affects most present day couples . I haev seen heard many a relationship going strained for this. Thanks for this write up

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks ūüôā

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