There are several potential causes of infertility in women. However, it isn’t always possible to determine the cause. Some of the most frequent causes of women infertility include : endometriosis, blockage of the fallopian tubes, and lack of regular ovulation. The following article gives you an in-depth discussion of the above and all the other possible causes of infertility in women. Read on so you may be equipped with all the knowledge you need before you embark on treatment.
Causes Of Infertility In Women
1. Damage To Fallopian Tubes And The Womb
Fallopian tubes are the tubes that carry the eggs to the womb from the ovaries. The egg becomes fertilized as it moves down the fallopian tubes. When it reaches the uterus or the womb, it is implanted in the uterus’ lining where it continues to develop and grow. Damage to the fallopian tubes can prevent contact between the sperm and the egg. This can, therefore, make it it tough for a woman to conceive naturally. This may occur due to the following factors.
Scarring From Surgery
• Pelvic surgery may cause scarring and damage to the fallopian tubes.
• Cervical surgery may also cause shortening of the cervix (the neck of the uterus or the womb).
2. Hormonal Causes
Most women experience different problems with ovulation. Synchronized hormonal changes that lead to the release of eggs from the ovaries and the thickening of the uterus lining (endometrium). This is in preparation for the fertilized egg may fail to occur. Such problems may be examined using blood tests, ovulation predictor kits, and basal body temperature charts to detect hormonal levels.
3. Cervical Causes
During ovulating, the mucus in her cervix becomes more thin to enable sperm swim through it more quickly. If you have a problem with your mucus, it may become harder for you to conceive. The problem may be due to a prior surgical procedure or an abnormal mucus production. This condition may be treated by use of intrauterine inseminations.
4. Submucosal Fibroids
Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumours that grow around, or in the uterus. Submucosal fibroids may develop in the muscle under the inner lining of the uterine wall. This enables it to grow in the middle of the uterus. These tumours can cause infertility in women although it is not yet know how they exactly do it. It is however possible that a tumour may prevent a fertilized egg from implanting itself in the uterus.
5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the upper female genital tract. This includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the womb. It is often as a result of an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can scar and damage the fallopian tubes. This makes it almost impossible for an egg to move down into the womb.
This is a condition where tiny pieces of the womb lining (endometrium), start developing in other places including the ovaries. This causes infertility since the new growths form adhesion’s or cysts that can distort or block the pelvis. Thereby making it pretty hard for an egg to be released and be implanted into the uterus. It can also disturb the manner in which a follicle matures to release an egg.
The Bottom Line
Needless saying; treatment of infertility in women can become much easier and risk-free. If the cause of the condition is determined and known early enough.
Failure to establish the potential cause of the condition early may make it harder and less safe to alleviate the problem.