Female infertility is one of the most frustrating conditions – many women spend years trying not to get pregnant, then when they are ready to start a family, they find out they are fertility challenged. There are many factors that impact the female reproductive system and may contribute to infertility in women. While 10% of infertility cases are unexplainable, most cases have a specific cause which can be addressed. Here are some of the top causes of female infertility we see at Neway Fertility.
When uterine cells grow outside the uterus, it is called endometriosis. This condition can result in uterine tissue growing in or around the fallopian tubes, blocking sperm from reaching the eggs for fertilization. There are different types of endometrioses, and each can impact fertility. It is not impossible to become pregnant with endometriosis, but it can be challenging and may require infertility treatments.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition where the body produces too many androgens, the male hormones. This can stop or affect the menstrual cycle, making it difficult to become pregnant and result in cysts forming in the ovaries. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility but also one of the most treatable. Hormone therapy, medications and lifestyle changes like weight loss can help regulate hormone production.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow inside the uterus. About 5-10% of women have fibroids, and these growths can impact fertility. Fibroids can block either the cervix or fallopian tube entrances, reducing the chance of sperm reaching the eggs. Fibroids can also cause miscarriages if an embryo is unable to attach to the uterine lining.
Age and Early Menopause
As you get older, your fertility chances drop. After the age of 35, you begin a decline in fertility. Some women also experience early menopause, which can result in infertility. There are fertility treatments that can increase chances of pregnancy for those with age-related infertility.
If you are struggling to become the mother that you have waited so long to be, contact us at Neway Fertility. We have cutting-edge treatments that may be able to address the cause of your infertility, helping you begin your family. Call our office in NYC to schedule your consultation.
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