Causes of Infertility

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Mar 20, 2018
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What are the Causes of Infertility?

Causes of infertility include a wide range of physical, as well as emotional factors.

Causes of Female Infertility-

  • Scarring from sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the two most frequent causes of sexually transmitted diseases that lead to infertility.
  • Ovulation dysfunction
  • Poor nutrition
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Cysts or cancer of the ovaries or uterus (polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The inflammatory processes cause scarring of the fallopian tubes and subsequently lead to decreased fertility, absolute infertility and/or increased incidence of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Polyps or fibroids of the ovaries or uterus
  • Transport system abnormality from the cervix through the fallopian tubes can also lead to infertility
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Chronic disease such as diabetes

Causes of Male Infertility-

  • Decreased sperm count or no sperm
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Impotence
  • Hormone deficiency
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Scarring from sexually-transmitted disease
  • Smoking and heavy alcohol intake
  • Cancer treatments
  • Exposure to heat for prolonged periods
  • Mumps orchitis (inflammation of the testis)

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I have had surgury 2 years ago due to having adhesions. I was told that i have a lot of tissue damage to my uterus and that one of my fallopian tubes doesn't have the finger-like things to sweep eggs into the utertus. Is there anything I can do to help my problem.

zubaida

Sir/Mam, I got marriage before eight years and i have been consived five time and every time got miscarrage, my ruballa was positive for past time now every thing is all right do you think i could consive again or not please help me in this regard, my email id khanzubaida@rediffmail.com

Rubella is not a cause of recurrent miscarriage. Antiphospholipid antibodies and paretal [husband and wife] karyotype need to be checked.

What a dilemma, misfortune for the people of Pakistan due to lack of modern technology in Pakistan. But whatever is the reason I suffered. And right from the roots of my sufferings there arises a thought for poor and deprived folks - to be able to build and establish an infertility modern centre with all latest technologies and modern techniques as far as the treatment of infertility is concerned..bcoz I am childless even after six years of marriage even after having treatment in Pakistan. Though I have consulted with the fertility centers of the first world and their response are quiet reassuring and hopeful but the question I ask myself is that why should not I be treated successfully in Pakistan. So I have decided to build an infertility center in Pakistan and I have few idea to face the problems in the accomplishment of this dream. Can u pls suggest me some ideas on how I can do this or what help can I seek from Medindia in this regard... Sheikh suleman javied, Sialkot,Pakistan.

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Dear Sir,We are based in Pakistan and are successfully operating IVF centres in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad and DG Khan. If you require any help in regards to IVF centre and or treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

My husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years. I have one child from a previous marriage and he has 2 from his former marriage. Will fibroids prevent me from getting pregnant?

Fibroids are found in 1 in 5 women of reproductive age and are not very likely to prevent you getting pregnant unless these are very close to the uterine cornu blocking them.

i was wordering if it is at all posible for a man that has never had a sparm count to after 15 years suddenly have a count? as me and my partner have been trying for a year now and his pervious gilfriend and him were trying for 14 years to no avail. he has noticed a change in coulor and qontitey is this at all posible? yours senserliy tammy

Very unusual but not unlikely. Possible following life-style changes. Was he a heavy smoker before?

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