Ovulatory problems account for 20 to 30% of infertility cases. An adult woman ovulates every 25 to 32 days. Ovulation is actually a process of maturing eggs that have been “resting” in the ovaries since birth. Each day throughout a woman’s life until she reaches menopause a few eggs move from the “resting” state into an “active” state.
Fallopian Tube Obstruction
is a major cause of female infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes are unable to let the ovum and the sperm converge, thus making fertilization impossible. Fallopian tubes are also known as oviducts, uterine tubes and salpinges.
The uterus or womb is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The disorders can be fibroids, adenomyosis, polyps, cancer, and infection causing a defective implantation.
At Manipal Fertility, we take a comprehensive approach to addressing infertility in women and conduct various diagnostic tests before identifying the issue and offering treatments.
Female infertility can be difficult to diagnose. After a full evaluation, our physician will provide you with a reasonable idea of your chances of conceiving using various treatment options, side effects of the treatments, costs and the risk of multiple births which increase with some infertility treatments.The patient will also have a clear idea of the success rates that could be expected, approach and a particular treatment plan.
Some causes of infertility like endometriosis can only be diagnosed with laparoscopy. It allows the doctor to not only see what is inside but also treat some causes of infertility allowing you to get pregnant naturally or with fertility treatments.
Why Are These Hormone Levels Important?
Hormones are crucial to a woman’s reproductive health. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. These hormones regulate menstruation, fertility, and sex drive (libido) – any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance. As most women approach mid-life, hormonal changes gradually cause reproductive organs to shut down, eventually leading to menopause.
You should strongly consider testing, if you are a woman struggling with infertility, or if you are trying to conceive for 6 months without contraception. In addition, strongly consider testing if you are experiencing abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding, fatigue, moodiness, low sex drive, loss of muscle tone or increased body fat.
A pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the organs and structures in the lower belly (pelvis).
A pelvic ultrasound is done to look at the ovaries, uterus, cervix and diseased fallopian tubes of a woman (female organs).