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EXPOSED: Facts about Female and Male infertility (All you need to know about Infertility)

Are you or someone you love trying to get pregnant or having infertility?

Understanding Infertility – The Basic

Infertility means not getting pregnant after a year of regular, unprotected sex. The man, the woman, or both, may have a fertility problem. In women over 35 years old, infertility means not getting pregnant after six months of regular, unprotected sex. Infertility doesn’t always mean a person is sterile,  unable  to have a child. Up to 15% of all couples are infertile, but only 1% to 2% are sterile. Half of couples who seek help can eventually have a child, either on their own or with medical help.

What Causes Female Infertility?

Before I talk about infertility in women,

“Infertility has traditionally been thought of as a woman’s problem, but as it turns out, men don’t get off that easily. About one out of every three cases of  is traceable to men, even men are somehow involved in infertility about half sometimes. But many put the blame on women”.

Click here to find out infertility in men, causes and natural solution.

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Now women let us get started.

1- Failure to Ovulate

Ovulatory disorders are one of the most common reasons why women are unable to conceive, and account for 30% of women’s infertility.

The causes of failed ovulation can be categorized as follows:

(A) Hormonal Problems
These are the most common causes of an ovulation.
The process of ovulation depends upon a complex balance of hormones and their interactions to be successful, and any disruption in this process can hinder ovulation.  There are three main sources causing this problem:

i- Failure to produce mature eggs

In approximately 50% of the cases of anovulation, the ovaries do not produce normal follicles in which the eggs can mature.  Ovulation is rare if the eggs are immature and the chance of fertilization becomes almost non-existent.  Polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common disorder responsible for this problem, includes symptoms such as amenorrhoea, hirsutism, anovulation and infertility.  This syndrome is characterized by a reduced production of FSH, and normal or increased levels of LH, oestrogen and testosterone.  The current hypothesis is that the suppression of FSH associated with this condition causes only partial development of ovarian follicles, and follicular cysts can be detected in an ultrasound scan.  The affected ovary often becomes surrounded with a smooth white capsule and is double its normal size.  The increased level of oestrogen raises the risk of breast cancer.

ii- Malfunction of the hypothalamus

The hypothalamus is the portion of the brain responsible for sending signals to the pituitary gland, which, in turn, sends hormonal stimuli to the ovaries in the form of FSH and LH to initiate egg maturation.  If the hypothalamus fails to trigger and control this process, immature eggs will result.  This is the cause of ovarian failure in 20% of cases.

iii- Malfunction of the pituitary gland

The pituitary’s responsibility lies in producing and secreting FSH and LH.  The ovaries will be unable to ovulate properly if either too much or too little of these substances is produced.  This can occur due to physical injury, a tumor or if there is a chemical imbalance in the pituitary.

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2- Scarred Ovaries

Physical damage to the ovaries may result in failed ovulation. For example, extensive, invasive, or multiple surgeries, for repeated ovarian cysts may cause the capsule of the ovary to become damaged or scarred, such that follicles cannot mature properly and ovulation does not occur.  Infection may also have this impact.

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3. Premature Menopause

This presents a rare and as of yet unexplainable cause of anovulation.  Some women cease menstruation and begin menopause before normal age.  It is hypothesized that their natural supply of eggs has been depleted or that the majority of cases occur in extremely athletic women with a long history of low body weight and extensive exercise.  There is also a genetic possibility for this condition.

4 Follicle Problems

Although currently unexplained, “unruptured follicle syndrome” occurs in women who produce a normal follicle, with an egg inside of it, every month yet the follicle fails to rupture.  The egg, therefore, remains inside the ovary and proper ovulation does not occur.

Causes of Poorly Functioning Fallopian Tubes

Tubal disease affects approximately 25% of infertile couples and varies widely, ranging from mild adhesions to complete tubal blockage.

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The main causes of tubal damage include:

(a) Infection
Caused by both bacteria and viruses and usually transmitted sexually, these infections commonly cause inflammation
resulting in scarring and damage.  A specific example is Hydrosalpnix, a condition in which the fallopian tube is occluded at both ends and fluid collects in the tube.

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(b) Abdominal Diseases
The most common of these are appendicitis and colitis, causing inflammation of the abdominal cavity which can affect the fallopian tubes and lead to scarring and blockage.

(c) Previous Surgery
This is an important cause of tubal disease and damage.  Pelvic or abdominal surgery can result in adhesions that alter the tubes in such a way that eggs cannot travel through them.

(d)Ectopic Pregnancy
This is a pregnancy that occurs in the tube itself and, even if carefully and successfully overcome, may cause tubal damage and is a potentially life-threatening condition.

(e) Congenital Defects
In rare cases, women may be born with tubal abnormalities, usually associated with uterus irregularities.

(f)Endometriosis

Approximately 10% of infertile couples are affected by endometriosis.

In fact, 30-40% of patients with endometriosis are infertile.  Women with endometriosis, the monthly fecundity (chance of getting pregnant) diminishes by 12 to 36%.  This condition is characterized by excessive growth of the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium.  Growth occurs not only in the uterus but also elsewhere in the abdomen, such as in the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the pelvic peritoneum.  A positive diagnosis can only be made by diagnostic laparoscopy, a test that allows the physician to view the uterus, fallopian tubes, and pelvic cavity directly.

Symptoms often associated with endometriosis include heavy, painful and long menstrual periods, urinary urgency, rectal bleeding and premenstrual spotting.  Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms at all, owing to the fact that there is no correlation between the extent of the disease and the severity of the symptoms.  The long term cumulative pregnancy rates are normal in patients with minimal endometriosis and normal anatomy.  Current studies demonstrate that pregnancy rates are not improved by treating minimal endometriosis.

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(5) Other variables that may cause infertility in women:

At least 10% of all cases of female infertility are caused by an abnormal uterus.  Conditions such as fibroid, polyps, and adenomyosis may lead to obstruction of the uterus and Fallopian tubes.

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Also, Congenital abnormalities, such as septate uterus, may lead to recurrent miscarriages or the inability to conceive.
Approximately 3% of couples face infertility due to problems with the females cervical mucus.  The mucus needs to be of a certain consistency and available in adequate amounts for sperm to swim easily within it.  The most common reason for abnormal cervical mucus is a hormone imbalance, namely too little estrogen or too much progesterone.

(6)  Behavioral Factors:

It is well-known that certain personal habits and lifestyle factors impact health; many of these same factors may limit a
couple’s ability to conceive.  Fortunately, however, many of these variables can be regulated to increase not only the chances of conceiving but also one’s overall health.

(a) Diet and Exercise

Optimal reproductive functioning requires both proper diet and appropriate levels of exercise.  Women who are significantly overweight or underweight may have difficulty becoming pregnant.

(b) Smoking

Cigarette smoking has been shown to lower sperm counts in men and increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low-birth-weight babies for women.  Smoking by either partner reduces the chance of conceiving with each cycle, either naturally or by IVF, by one-third.

(c) Alcohol

Alcohol intake greatly increases the risk of birth defects for women and, if in high enough levels in the mother’s blood, may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Alcohol also affects sperm counts in men.

(d) Drugs

Drugs, such as marijuana and anabolic steroids, may impact sperm counts in men.  Cocaine use in pregnant women may cause severe retardations and kidney problems in the baby and is perhaps the worst possible drug to abuse while pregnant. Recreational drug use should be avoided, both when trying to conceive and when pregnant.

(7)  Environmental and Occupational Factors:

The ability to conceive may be affected by exposure to various toxins or chemicals in the workplace or the surrounding environment.  Substances that can cause mutations, birth defects, abortions, infertility or sterility are called reproductive toxins. Despite the fact that considerable controversy exists regarding the impacts of toxins on fertility, four chemicals are now being regulated based on their documented infringements on conception.

Lead

Exposure to lead sources has been proven to negatively impact fertility in humans.  Lead can produce teratospermias (abnormal sperm) and is thought to be an abortifacient, or substance that causes artificial abortion.

Medical Treatments and Materials

Repeated exposure to radiation, ranging from simple x-rays to chemotherapy, has been shown to alter sperm production, as well as contribute to a wide array of ovarian problems.

Ethylene Oxide

A chemical used both in the sterilization of surgical instruments and in the manufacturing of certain pesticides, ethylene oxide may cause birth defects in early pregnancy and has the potential to provoke early miscarriage.

Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)

Handling the chemicals found in pesticides, such as DBCP, can cause ovarian problems, leading to a variety of health conditions, like early menopause, that may directly impact fertility.

How Do I Get Tested for Female Infertility?

By identifying the cause(s) of infertility, there are five basic steps, each of which consists of a number of tests:

Step One

An evaluation of ovulatory functioning to determine whether the woman is ovulating on a regular basis, whether the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle is functioning properly, and whether the timing of ovulation could be assessed.  Tests of ovulation may include basal body temperature monitoring (which can indicate after the fact that a woman has ovulated), ultrasound testing (which detects the number, size, and shape of the egg follicles, follows the growth of follicles, and identifies whether follicles have collapsed, indicating that ovulation has occurred), and LH2 surge monitoring (which predicts when ovulation will occur).  Luteal phase testing is conducted to assess whether the uterus prepares itself properly to receive and carry a fertilized egg, and may include blood tests to determine hormone levels or an endometrial biopsy to observe the development of the uterine lining.

Step Two

A semen analysis, which will first evaluate the quantity, motility, and shape of sperm.  If initial analysis indicates a low sperm count, abnormal sperm shapes, or low sperm motility, additional analysis may be performed, including penetration tests or the hemizona test.  The hemizona assay test determines whether sperm binding to the zona membrane of the egg is normal while the hamster penetration test, or sperm penetration test, uses hamster eggs to measure the ability of human sperm to fertilize.

Step Three

Tests cervical functioning, using the post-coital test to assess if there is a problem in the interaction between a woman’s cervical mucus and her partner’s sperm.  A post-coital test necessitates the couple to have intercourse before the woman visits the physician office to examine her cervical mucus.

Step Four

Evaluates the woman’s reproductive tract and reproductive organs through different means of imaging.  An HSG, for example, is a radiologic study in which dye visible by fluoroscopy is injected into the uterine cavity to determine the shape of the uterus and the potency of the fallopian tubes.

Step Five

Assesses the pelvic environment with laparoscopy, a surgical procedure in which the inner organs are viewed through an instrument resembling a telescope that is inserted through the abdominal wall.

The above-mentioned assessment is commonly used by reproductive endocrinologists

What Are My Treatment Options?

Many of the problems mentioned above may be treated with assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs).  The major ART
procedures include in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryo cryopreservation, and micromanipulation techniques.  In IVF, after
ovulatory stimulation, oocytes are surgically retrieved from the woman, combined with the partner’s (or donor’s) sperm in the
laboratory, incubated for one to three days, and then transferred into the woman’s uterus, where implantation and development of a healthy baby will hopefully occur.

Less commonly used ARTs include gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT).  GIFT requires the woman to have a functional fallopian tube and is performed in a single procedure.  The woman’s eggs and the sperm are combined in a catheter and immediately inserted into the woman’s fallopian tube, rather than mixing oocytes and sperm in the laboratory.  ZIFT has a very poor success rate and is rarely used today.

Embryo cryopreservation is a procedure in which multiple oocytes are removed from a woman, fertilized, and then frozen for
future use.  This technique allows multiple transfers to occur with only one cycle of stimulation and retrieval.  Often times, older
women may require donor oocytes in order to become pregnant.  If none of these procedures prove successful, gestational
surrogacy may be considered in the case of women with healthy eggs who cannot carry a pregnancy to term.

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