Pregnancy Talk: Female Infertility Treatment

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Infertility among women is usually cause by ovulatory disorder, which accounts for 30% of women’s infertility. But no need to panic, as the advancement of medicine pave the way for finding treatments and drugs that can help cure infertility and help you with your pregnancy.
Infertility diagnosis is given to a couple that had unsuccessful pregnancy attempts in duration of one year. Female infertility contributes around 50% of infertility cases, which accounts for an estimate of one-third of all infertility cases.
Female infertility normally occurs when there is a damage uterus or fallopian tube, or if there is a problem with the cervix or with ovulation. Age can also be an important factor that contributes to pregnancy struggles.  
Infertility Assessment
After several negative pregnancy tests, you can consult your doctor and a potential infertility will be assessed as part of a thorough physical exam. The exam includes a comprehensive medical history to get information on potential factors that can contribute to your unsuccessful pregnancy attempts.
Your doctor may also order a urine blood test to check for infections or hormone problem and a sample of cervical mucus and tissue to identify if ovulation is taking place.
Ovulation problems may be caused by:

  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Overweight
  • Thyroid gland problem
  • Tumor or cyst
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Stress
Fallopian Tube or Uterus damage may be caused by:

  • Polyps in the uterus
  • Adhesions or scar tissue
  • Chronic medical illness
  • Birth defect
  • Endometriosis or fibroids

Infertility Treatment

Conventional ways of treating infertility include:

  • Taking medication to encourage ovulation
  • Drinking antibiotics to cure an infection
  • Taking hormones to address hormone imbalance, short menstrual cycle, and endometriosis.
  • Undergoing minor surgery to remove scar tissues or impasse from the uterus, pelvis area, or fallopian tube.
  • Other more advance and daring measures are taken by couples that really want pregnancy like in vitro fertilization, which help facilitate implantation by fertilizing the egg and sperm in a laboratory then placing the fertilized egg in the woman’s uterus.  Alternative treatments such as acupressure and Chinese medicinal herbs are also available to aid pregnancy.
Giving birth is one of the most joyous events in a woman’s life. Experiencing pregnancy and having a little one running around makes a family complete. This is why it’s important that you take care of your health and to seek medical assistance immediately if you feel that something is wrong with your body to avoid pregnancy problems.

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