Female infertility

Description of Female infertility

 
Description
 
Female infertility means when the female is not able to conceive even after 1 year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility.
 
Causes and Risk Factors
 
Common causes of female infertility include:
1. Physical problems
2. Hormonal disturbances
3. Lifestyle
4. Environmental factors
5. Cervical issues
 
Investigations
 
1. Your doctor will recommend you to get a few tests and examinations done. They include:
(a) Blood test (to check the levels of hormones)
(b) Endometrial biopsy (to examine the lining of the uterus)
2. Ultrasound or x-ray of the reproductive organs
3. Laparoscopy
 
Complications and When Should You See a Doctor
 
Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. In premature ovarian failure, the ovaries stop functioning before natural menopause.
In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries may not release an egg regularly or they may not release a healthy egg.
 
Treatment
 
Treatments include:
1. Intrauterine insemination
2. Hysteroscopy
3. Medications may include hormones such as gonadotrophins and letrozole
4. In vitro fertilization
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Last updated on:
01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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