Female Infertility Treatment and Infertility Counseling in Bradenton, Florida
How to Identify Signs of Female Infertility
When you’ve decided you’re ready for a baby, every month you don’t conceive can feel stressful. However, it’s essential to recognize that most women don’t conceive right away. Instead, you are only dealing with signs of infertility if you have been having regular unprotected sex for a year without getting pregnant.
Other signs can accompany trouble conceiving. If you notice any of the following, you should see an infertility specialist:
- Struggling to conceive after six months, if you are over the age of 35
- Irregular menstrual cycles that occur less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart
- Multiple miscarriages without any successful pregnancies
- Signs of imbalanced hormones, such as excess body hair in women or gynecomastia in men
- Pain or abnormal growth in the genital or pelvic region
- A family history of genetic conditions
What Causes Female Fertility Problems?
There are all sorts of reasons that people can struggle to conceive. Sometimes, it is due to one partner with a health condition, or it can occur when two people with several minor health issues try to conceive. However, not all types of fertility issues are linked to defined health problems. Sometimes, it simply occurs for no recognizable reason. Common causes of fertility problems include:
- Hormonal imbalances, particularly those related to estrogen, testosterone, or prolactin
- Diminished ovarian reserves or low sperm counts
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Damage to the uterus, fallopian tubes, or other reproductive issues
- Abnormal uterine development
- Erectile dysfunction
- Excessive physical or emotional stress
Explore Your Infertility Treatment Options
Most infertility treatment options start by identifying the cause. It can be a lot easier to address the issue once you know what the problem is. For most general fertility issues, the first line of treatment is medication. Certain medications can help to balance hormones, encourage ovulation, and assist with reducing miscarriage risks.
There are also surgeries that can help if the fertility issues are linked to some sort of physical malformation. For example, if you’re struggling to conceive due to a fallopian tube blockage, surgery can remove the scar tissue and make it easier to conceive.
A final option is assisted reproduction. This helps to unite an egg and a sperm and create a safe environment for the fetus to grow. Assisted reproduction comes in many forms, including:
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