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About Female Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability of a woman to get pregnant even after having frequent intercourses for at least a year. Most couple indulge in unprotected sex 2-3 times a week to be able to conceive. But, when pregnancy does not occur even after one year, and after diagnosis, the woman is confirmed to have a certain problem, she should get treated or seek medical help. It is important to note that female infertility is not always the reason for the woman not getting pregnant; infertility can be a result from problems in the man, the woman, or both the partners. A woman should not be considered infertile without proper medical diagnosis. To understand if a woman is infertile or not, proper diagnosis is of utmost importance.

Infertility is a common phenomenon and it is increasing with the changing lifestyle and habits . According to a report by the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, 10-14% of the Indian population suffers from infertility. According to some estimates, this amounts to roughly one in every six couples in urban India.

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Overview

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Risks for Female Infertility
  • Aging
  • Irregular periods
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Being obese or underweight
  • Cysts, tumors or fibroids in any part of the reproductive system
  • Structural problems and abnormalities in the uterus, ovaries, or the fallopian tubes
  • Autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid gland conditions, lupus, Hashimoto's disease)
  • Past history of ectopic pregnancies
Treatments for Female Infertility
  • Fertility medications
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IUI/ IVF)
  • Egg Freezing
  • Embryo freezing
Prevention for Female Infertility
  • Maintain healthy weight Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce stress
Why Pristyn Care?
  • 15 + years experienced fertility specialists
  • Advanced fertility labs for IUI and IVF
  • Home sample collection available
  • Online and offline consultation
  • 100% transparency
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Treatment

Treatment of female infertility

The treatment of female infertility depends on the cause of the problem. With advancements in the medical field in recent times, couples today can resort to any of the following methods to conceive a baby. It can also involve medication, surgery, non-surgery, and reproductive assistance such as ART.

  • Fertility medications: Fertility medications are often the first line of treatment for couples who have been trying to conceive for a long time but are facing difficulty. For the infertility specialist to determine the best medicines in your case, an accurate and thorough diagnosis is extremely important. The most commonly used fertility drugs are gonadotropins and Clomid. These medicines are used to induce ovulation. Gonadotropins are used to enhance ovarian stimulation in patients. Gonadotropins can be used as part of both IVF and IUI. Different types of gonadotropins for infertility treatments include:
  • FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone): Mixture of FSH and LH (luteinizing hormone) – also called hMG or human menopausal gonadotropin and hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
  • Surgery: Surgery is often recommended to correct abnormally shaped uterus, remove fibroids from the uterus, and unblock fallopian tubes.
  • Egg Freezing: Egg freezing, also known as ‘oocyte cryopreservation, is the best technology for any woman who does not plan to get pregnant immediately but wants to have a baby someday. In this method, the eggs from the ovaries are harvested and are frozen, and stored to be used later. Egg freezing is often combined with in-vitro fertilization and the fertilized egg is then implanted in the uterus of the woman. Infertility specialists recommend women freeze their eggs in their late 20s or in their early 30s. If the female has any disease or health condition that might decrease the quality or the quantity of the eggs, she should consider freezing her eggs even earlier.
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, commonly known as ART can include several forms of infertility treatments, from medications to surgery. But in the medical fraternity, ART refers to any treatments where the sperm and the egg are combined in an external environment. ART works best for women who have issues with the fallopian tube or in couples where the sperm cannot swim to fertilize the egg.
  1. IVF: IVF is the most common and most reliable form of ART. This treatment is often used for couples where the woman has a blockage or damage in the fallopian tube or where the male partner produces very little sperm. IVF stands for in-vitro fertilization, meaning the fertilization takes place in a petri-dish, outside the body. During this treatment, the infertility specialists treat the woman with drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs. Once the eggs are matured, they are retrieved from the ovaries and put in a petri-dish along with the sperm of the man for fertilization. Once the fertilization successfully happens and embryos are formed, the doctors implant the embryos in the uterus of the woman and allow the pregnancy to take place.
  2. IUI: IUI or intrauterine insemination is a comparatively reasonable infertility treatment than IVF, but the success rate of the treatment is also lower than IVF. IUI is a viable treatment for women/ couples with unexplained infertility, where the sperm has issues in traveling to the egg, where the sperm of the man has low motility. In IUI, the sperm of the male partner or a donor is directly implanted into the uterus of the woman.
  3. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): ICSI is an assisted reproductive technology in which a single sperm cell is introduced into an egg cell. This treatment is a good option for couples with serious problems with the sperm. The treatment can also be used in the case of older couples or in those where IVF does not give effective results. Once the embryo is formed, it is transferred to the uterus or the fallopian tube.
  4. Intrafallopian transfer: Intrafallopian transfer is a good treatment option for couples with unexplained infertility, with low motility in sperm, or in cases where the woman has any damage or blockage in her fallopian tube. Intrafallopian transfers can be of two types:
  5. Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) or Tubal Embryo Transfer where the fertilization takes place in a laboratory. Later, the fertilized embryo is transferred into the uterus.
  6. Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) – This treatment involves transferring the eggs and sperm into the fallopian tube and allowing the fertilization to take place inside the woman’s body.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Janani Manoharan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DMAS

15 Years Experience

"Age is one of the primary infertility factors for females. With changing timelines in education, career, and marriage; an average age of conception in urban women has raised to more than 35 years of age. By this time, both- the egg number and quality declines steeply. And while this is only natural, when combined with stressed work life, pollution, improper diet and increasing dependence on junk food, the natural conception becomes harder than before. Now add to this the risks of smoking, tobacco and alcohol- the chances bleak even further! My honest advice would be, if you have been trying to conceive for more than 1 year, seek immediate medical help and get yourself thoroughly checked. Only an early diagnosis can help suggest you the best supportive method. Also, if you are not ready for a child yet, consult a good gynecologist and consider egg freezing. It might be one of your best decisions."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can female infertility be cured?

Infertility can be treated with medicine, surgery, artificial insemination, or assisted reproductive technology. Many times these treatments are combined. In most cases infertility is treated with drugs or surgery.

Why am I having a hard time getting pregnant?

It is a sign of reproductive problems. Common problems with a woman’s reproductive organs, like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can worsen with age and also affect fertility. These conditions might cause the fallopian tubes to be blocked, so the egg can’t travel through the tubes into the uterus.

Can I check at home if I am infertile?

No, infertility cannot be checked and confirmed at home. To confirm, a woman needs to undergo prescribed blood tests, X-ray, ultrasound scan, and also chlamydia test at times.

What are the qualifications of a female infertility specialist?

An infertility specialist for females must include one/ more of the following qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • DGO
  • DNB/MS- General Surgery
  • MS-Gynecology
  • MS- Obstetrics
  • MS- Endocrinology
Which doctor is better for female infertility treatment- OB-GYN or reproductive endocrinologist?

Both OBGYNs and reproductive endocrinologists treat female infertility. However, both specialize in slightly different areas. While an OBGYN treats overall issues related to female infertility, a reproductive endocrine specialist treats infertility problems specifically related to hormonal imbalances.

Which of the two is better for you, depends directly on the root of your infertility issue. We suggest you first consult an OB-GYN and let your doctor guide you to the best possible approach

How long does it take to treat female infertility?

Female infertility results from multiple factors such as genetic, environmental, and psychological to more specific and physical obstructions in the uterus, ovaries, or the fallopian tubes of the reproductive system.

Depending on the nature and diagnoses of the specific infertility factor, the treatment may vary from three months to one year.

When to consult an infertility specialist?

You should consult an infertility specialist if you have been wanting to conceive for more than a year but have failed despite regular and unprotected sex.

While you can continue to try natural methods for as long as you want, getting medical help without delay would help you understand the root cause of infertility and provide an effective and immediate solution. Also, since age is an important factor in reproduction, especially for females, it is important that you take an early decision. Some prominent markers that you should consider artificial reproductive methods is when:

  • you have irregular periods
  • you have a thyroid imbalance
  • you have hormonal imbalance
  • You have ovulation troubles
Is a woman's age important when it comes to fertility?

Yes, age is an important factor for reproduction. As a woman ages, the number and quality of her egg reduces over time. Therefore, if you are a woman in your 30’s or 40’s and struggling with infertility for more than one year, it is best you consult an OB-GYN at the earliest.

Is infertility always a woman's problem?

No. Absolutely not. Infertility affects both men and females equally. Data records that out of all the cases of infertility,

  • one-third of cases are attributed to female partners,
  • one-third are attributed to male partners,
  • one-third attributes both the male and female partners,
  • while the rest remain undetermined or unexplained.
Does masturbation cause infertility in female?

No. While many people have a belief around this, it is a pure myth. Masturbation has no direct or indirect association with infertility.

Does PCOS affect a woman's capacity to get pregnant?

Yes. PCOS is a syndrome that results from hormonal imbalance. And since ovulation is directly linked with hormones, PCOS does affect a woman’s fertility. However, it can be finely managed with strict lifestyle changes and medical assistance at the right time.

Can diabetes cause infertility in females?

Yes. Data records, women with diabetes are more likely to experience irregular periods and premature ovarian failure. For the same reason, the fertility capacity declines. However, it can be finely managed with proper care and medical assistance at the right time

Can a hernia cause infertility in females?

Yes, an inguinal or incisional hernia can cause tubal damage and bilateral tubal occlusion in females. Thus, leading to primary infertility. Therefore, if you fear hernia, it is best you consult your doctor at the earliest and seek primary treatment.

Does smoking cause infertility in females?

Yes, smoking reduces the chances of fertility in both males and females. Data records that women who smoke find it difficult to conceive as effortlessly as women who don’t smoke. Therefore, if you are planning pregnancy, we suggest you limit or quit it as soon as possible.

Is female infertility treatable?

Yes, when diagnosed and treated at the early stages, female infertility due to hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, cysts, fibroids or structural issues are very much treatable. However, if the issues persist, assisted reproductive technologies such as IUI/ IVF may be employed.

Are babies born through IVF healthy?

Yes, with advancing technologies and increasing awareness, babies born through ART methods such as IUI or IVF are just as healthy as any other child born through natural conception methods. However, like any other assisted technology, the treatment requires you to carefully follow all the suggested instructions and remain patient and positive throughout the treatment.

Get treated for Female infertility at Pristyn Care Delhi

Female infertility contributes to almost two third of fertility cases in India. The key is to understand the common causes of female infertility and know how to identify them. In women over 35 years, age is the most prevalent cause for female infertility. But in recent times, PCOS has emerged to be another common reason for female infertility. Women suffering from these factors often face difficulty in conceiving. They need to seek medical help to find out the underlying cause and get treated in time. Pristyn Care in Delhi is a pioneering and reliable clinic which has over the years accomplished a successful journey of helping many couples achieve pregnancy. At Pristyn Care, Delhi clinic, you can get in touch with some of the best doctors who can help you embark on this beautiful journey of motherhood and parenting with the safest and the most suitable treatment that best suits your health condition.

What questions should I ask my infertility specialist?

1. What is the main reason for my infertility?

2. Is the problem only with me or also with my partner?

3. Can my fertility be treated with medicines?

4. Are there any lifestyle modifications that might help me get pregnant?

5. If the infertility cause is unclear, which line of treatment do you recommend?

6. What are my chances of pregnancy with these treatment methods?

7. What is the guarantee that I will conceive with this treatment?

8. How does IUI/ IVF work?

9. Can IUI/ IVF lead to multiple babies?

10. What are our treatment options, and how much do they cost?

11. What are my payment options?

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