Top reasons of infertility problems

Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby Tatty on 21 Oct 2015, 23:26

Infertility can be caused by different problems. Top reasons of infertility are: ovulation problems, tubal infertility, sperm problems and unexplained infertility. I had the last one. I've done all tests and they were normal. But I still can't get pregnant. I understand when someone has PCOS or bad egg quality, even female age issues. But I didn't have any of this. But all of us have to remember that now we can use reproductive medicine. I am really grateful for invention such kind of treatment. When I first met fertility counselor I wasn't good at medical terminology or diagnoses. I even didn't know much about egg donation. But everything has changed. If somebody thinks that infertility problems can't be solved - it's not true. Now almost every woman will be able to conceive.
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Re: Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby Katerest on 14 Apr 2017, 12:49

It was so long ago anyway I hope you are alright and all problems are left in the past,
I have my good old friend. She couldn’t get pregnant with her boyfriend approximately during 5 years or even more.
They applied to different types of medical examination and treatment, and nothing was happening!
They started planning surrogacy and searched for different options. And wow! One usual morning she has comprehended she was pregnant.
It was really so. science can’t explain everything.
Her baby wasn’t a treatment outcome, it was truly miracle making lives great!
xxx
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Re: Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby lindas on 23 May 2017, 22:28

Well, I must agree with the ladies here on the point that sometimes infertility really can't be explained even by the best professionals. That was my case to be fair. I underwent 10 ivf attempts within 5 years without any good outcome. Finally we had to go through surrogacy. Luckily my eggs still turned out to be of good quality to be used for the embryos.. We are happy to have now our boys with us and can enjoy babysitting :) Though none of the specialists could figure out the reason for my infertility.. and have read somewhere one in every 5 couples suffer from similar problems.. Wish you ladies all the best in your struggles..
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Re: Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby Elizabeth on 04 Apr 2019, 15:43

The thing is to be able to fight infertility! And never give up!
It was from my very first cycle. They were aggressive with the meds because I was older and had to taper them down a bit. But it was good because it got the follies going. We used a lupron trigger and I really didn't have terrible OHSS signs after. Phew! My numbers were 40 follicles, 23 contained eggs, 19 were mature, 12 fertilized, 6 made to to day 5, 3 were normal and 1 didn't have enough cells to test so they could thaw it and try it again if I need it.
The only thing I did was have a shot of pom juice every day for the time I was stimming. And frankly, I just tried to relax and not stress. Lots of beach time. I would have liked to try acupuncture, but I never mustered it up do do it!
Well, it didn't work out. With all those great own egg numbers - their quality did remain poor. :( We had to apply for donor egg as soon as our dr felt no good any more of trying with OE. This path is never easy..
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Re: Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby Renata on 26 Jun 2019, 15:10

HI, remember if you're having problems getting pregnant within 1 year see your GP. They will look at your medical history and give you a physical examination.
They may also recommend some lifestyle changes to help fertility.
Unless there are reasons that may put you at high risk of infertility, such as cancer treatment, you'll usually only be considered for infertility investigations and treatment. (If you've been trying for a baby for at least a year without becoming pregnant!!)
If appropriate, your GP can refer you to a fertility specialist at an NHS hospital or fertility clinic.
The specialist will ask about your fertility history, and may carry out a physical examination.
You may have tests to check the levels of hormones in your blood and how well your ovaries are working. You may also have an ultrasound scan or X-ray to see if there are any blockages or structural problems.
Your partner may be asked for a semen sample to test sperm quality.
If IVF is the best treatment for you, the specialist will refer you to an assisted conception unit.
Once you're accepted for treatment at the assisted conception unit, you and your partner will have blood tests for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and to check if you're immune to rubella. Your cervical screening tests should also be up to date. The specialist will investigate the amount of eggs in your body and their quality (your ovarian reserve) to estimate how your ovaries will respond to IVF treatment.
This can be assessed by measuring a substance called anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) in your blood, or by counting the number of egg-containing follicles, known as your antral follicle count (AFC), using a vaginal ultrasound scan.
Your specialist will then discuss your treatment plan with you in detail and talk to you about any support or guidance you may find helpful.
Hope, this may help to make the right decision and start the treatment in time.
Hugs and all positive vibes xx
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Re: Top reasons of infertility problems

Postby Renata on 26 Jun 2019, 15:13

And, as for the reasons, I'm adding the following ones:
Fallopian tube damage or blockage makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
Premature ovarian failure. Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus — often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Previous tubal sterilization or removal. If you've had tubal ligation — a type of sterilization in which your fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy — and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
Impaired sperm production or function. Below-average sperm concentration, weak movement of sperm (poor mobility), or abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
Unexplained infertility means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes.
If you or your partner is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to your child, you may be candidates for preimplantation genetic diagnosis — a procedure that involves IVF. After the eggs are harvested and fertilized, they're screened for certain genetic problems, although not all genetic problems can be found. Embryos that don't contain identified problems can be transferred to the uterus.
If you're about to start cancer treatment — such as radiation or chemotherapy — that could harm your fertility, IVF for fertility preservation may be an option. Women can have eggs harvested from their ovaries and frozen in an unfertilized state for later use. Or the eggs can be fertilized and frozen as embryos for future use.
Women who don't have a functional uterus or for whom pregnancy poses a serious health risk might choose using gestational carrier. In this case, the woman's eggs are fertilized with sperm, but the resulting embryos are placed in the gestational carrier's uterus.
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