Infertility and its causes in women

Explore the intricate landscape of female infertility and its underlying causes. Delve into the complexities of this deeply personal journey as we unravel the factors and conditions that can impact a woman’s fertility.

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Why Am I not Conceiving?

The reason can be Infertility.


Infertility is the inability to get pregnant (conceive) even after a year of trying unprotected sex. Infertility is not just a woman’s problem. Men can be infertile too. An estimated 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44 have trouble conceiving.

Causes of Infertility in Women

Infertility can be caused due to various reasons. For 1 in 4 couples, a cause cannot be identified also known as unexplained infertility.

1- Women’s Age:

For a women above age 30, the ability to get pregnant and the chance of having a baby declines.

2- Ovulation Problems:

Ovulation (the monthly release of an egg from the ovaries) is the most common cause of infertility.

Ovulation problems can be due to:

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Thyroids – both Hyper/Hypo thyroidism can prevent ovulation

Premature Ovarian Failure – in which the ovaries stop working before the age of 40


Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrium (the tissue that lines the inside of your uterus), grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis can damage the ovaries and fallopian tubes (along which egg travels from ovaries to uterus) and can cause fertility problems.

4- Cervical mucus problems:

The mucus in your cervix (the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina) becomes thinner during ovulation so that sperm can easily swim through it to enter the uterus. If there is a problem with the mucus, it can become difficult to conceive.

5- Tubal disease (Blocked Fallopian Tubes):

Blockage in the fallopian tubes will not allow the egg and sperm to meet which will cause tubal disease infertility and you won’t be able to get pregnant. Sometimes, Cervical surgery can cause scarring which narrows the fallopian tubes. It is associated with 25-30% of all cases of infertility.

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