What is Unexplained Infertility?by Joanne P. Health Enthusiast
Infertility takes a toll on couples emotionally. Just as fertility treatments are heavy on the pockets, getting an unclear answer on the cause of infertility can be equally unsettling.
Unexplained infertility is quite common among patients. The diagnosis, which unlike conditions that contribute to infertility like endometriosis or azoospermia, may be more difficult to address.
Nonetheless, couples who are diagnosed with this may still seek IVF services in Davao City or other fertility clinics.
Here are some things you need to know about this condition:
It’s not in your head
Remember that if you and your partner are unable to conceive, it may be due to several factors. If your doctor diagnoses you with unexplained infertility, it means he or she has ruled out every known condition that may be making you infertile.
Take for instance a couple where the woman has a normal functioning reproductive system but the man has a low sperm count. The doctor knows instantly what condition affects them. This is identified as idiopathic infertility.
But in the case where the man has normal sperm levels after a semen analysis and the woman is regularly ovulating but they are still unable to conceive, the doctor may diagnose unexplained infertility.
Put simply, when the doctor is able to find out the cause of infertility, like a woman not ovulating regularly or a man not producing enough sperm, it is called idiopathic male or female infertility.
The concept of unexplained infertility is not only hard to grasp for couples. It’s also difficult to explain to other people. They may tell you’re doing something wrong, or even telling you infertility is “in your head”.
It’s important to know that it is a common condition and that there are reasons for infertility that may not be known to us yet.
Possible explanations for infertility
Infertility isn’t something that just happens to people, whether or not the reasons for it may be obvious. Patients may have existing conditions that can contribute to unexplained infertility, including mild endometriosis, egg quality, sperm quality, among others.
When to check in with a specialist
Couples (where the woman is above 35 years old) who have been trying to conceive to no success for six or more months may meet with a fertility specialist. For couples where the woman is below 35 years of age, they may seek a fertility specialist after a year or more of trying to conceive.
A reproductive endocrinologist may help give a more detailed explanation of unexplained infertility more than an OB-Gynecologist.
For couples who are facing unexplained infertility, know that you are not alone in this struggle. The best course of action for any couple potentially facing this problem is to seek the advice of fertility specialists.
In the Philippines, couples may look into options like intrauterine insemination or IVF in Davao City.
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