What could be more natural than the desire to have children? Motherhood is the most beautiful state of a woman and the guarantee of a happy family life.
However, sad statistics suggest that approximately 10% of young families may face problems when trying to conceive.
The diagnosis of “infertility” is made after 12 months of regular unprotected sex with one partner.
Types of infertility
First of all, it should be said that primary and secondary infertility are distinguished.
If a woman has never been pregnant and she has difficulty conceiving, it is called primary infertility.
If a woman has already given birth to one child, but problems arise when conceiving again, then such infertility is called secondary. Several other types of infertility are also distinguished:
- Absolutely. Infertility, in which there are irreversible pathological changes in the woman’s body that prevent conception (absence of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries). Previously, it was believed that such infertility could not be treated. However, now many women with a similar diagnosis can use the procedure of in vitro fertilization (IVF). With IVF, there is a real chance to bear a healthy child on your own.
- Relative. This is a condition in which pregnancy does not occur within a specific period of time. Such problems can be overcome in time by consulting a doctor.
Undoubtedly, infertility is a diagnosis-trauma for a woman, which leads to a violation of the quality of life.
Today, many forms of infertility are subject to correction, but for this it is necessary to identify the causes of infertility in time.
Causes of infertility
- One of the most common causes of infertility is hormonal disorders, which are manifested by an irregular menstrual cycle. Taking hormonal drugs, which are prescribed by a doctor taking into account the characteristics of your examination results, can help in this case.
- Problems related to the work of the ovaries, adrenal glands and thyroid gland. Such infertility is called endocrine. Most often, this type of infertility is temporary and disappears after the normalization of the hormonal background.
- Uterine infertility is a consequence of various diseases of the uterus: abnormal position of the uterus, uterine myoma, adenomyosis, pathology of the cervix. Diagnosing such infertility is not difficult. It is quite timely to undergo an examination by a gynecologist and do an ultrasound.
- Infections and the inflammatory process of the reproductive system are often the cause of infertility. Infections not treated in time can lead to irreversible changes in organs and tissues, causing obstruction of the fallopian tubes.
- The cause of infertility can be an abortion, especially with complications.
- Age-related changes cause a decrease in ovarian function, which is observed in women aged 37-45 years. It is believed that stress, subconscious fear and fear of future childbirth can also cause infertility. Such psychological barriers will help to overcome a positive attitude and faith that pregnancy will occur and pass without problems. It is believed that stress and a psychological factor (subconscious fear or reluctance to get pregnant) can also cause infertility.
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Treatment of infertility
What should be done to correct the situation? Of course, consult a doctor.
First of all, the doctor will conduct a complete examination of your reproductive system, prescribe appropriate treatment, select the most suitable drugs for you and, if necessary, refer you to a psychologist.
The main thing is not to despair, at the current stage of the development of medicine, most forms of infertility are treatable, but it is better, if possible, to carry out timely prevention and treatment of all malfunctions in the work of the genital organs.