Genetic Causes of Infertility in Women

by Joanne P. Health Enthusiast
About 10–15% of couples worldwide are infertile or unable to conceive. In approximately half of these cases, the underlying cause is related to the male. Primary male sterility disrupts spermatogenesis and is associated with abnormal semen (i.e., abnormal sperm count, morphology, or motility), but often the semen is normal (idiopathic infertility). Infertility in men isn't nearly as visible and apparent until the couple is trying to conceive; it is more often than not discovered by a fertility specialist.

Women who suffer from infertility, on the other hand, can have symptoms that show themselves from the beginning from symptoms as seemingly insignificant as irregular menstrual cycles to chronic pain that can be traced to the reproductive organs. Visiting fertility specialists in Davao could give you insights on any underlying fertility issues you may be suffering. 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

According to the Mayo Clinic, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to release eggs regularly.

PCOS symptoms include:
Irregular periods -  Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS. A normal menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, plus or minus seven days. Menstrual bleeding is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days. Missed, early, or late periods are also considered signs of an irregular cycle.

Excess androgen - Ovarian overproduction of androgens is a condition in which the ovaries make too much testosterone. This leads to the development of male characteristics in a woman. Androgens from other parts of the body can also cause male characteristics to develop in women.

Polycystic ovaries - Your ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs. As a result, the ovaries might fail to function regularly.


UCLA Health defines endometriosis as "when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or pain with sexual intercourse, and may report having a hard time getting pregnant. On the other hand, some women with endometriosis may not have any symptoms at all."

Endometriosis symptoms include:
Dysmenorrhea - Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into a menstrual period. You may also have lower back and abdominal pain.

Pain during intercourse - Pain during or after sex is common with endometriosis.

Pain with bowel movements or urination - You're most likely to experience these symptoms during a menstrual period.

Excessive bleeding - You may experience occasional heavy menstrual periods or intermenstrual bleeding.

Infertility - Sometimes, endometriosis is first diagnosed in those seeking treatment for infertility.

Infertility is not something to be ashamed of; it's a problem that now has solutions. If you're looking for fertility treatment in Davao, visit IVF Davao, or leave us a message to book your appointment. 

About Joanne P. Freshman   Health Enthusiast

2 connections, 0 recommendations, 22 honor points.
Joined APSense since, January 16th, 2019, From Davao City, Philippines.

Created on Jul 16th 2019 01:54. Viewed 55 times.


No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.