PSYCHOLOGY

Diseases And Conditions That Make It Difficult For A Woman To Become Pregnant

Date October 16, 2018 15:04

There are several factors that prevent pregnancy even with regular intercourse throughout the year (assuming there is a good sperm partner).

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There are several reasons for female infertility, but the following diseases and conditions are most often the leading causes.

1. Various ovulation disorders:

  • primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause): in this case, the ovaries stop working, and menstruation ends before 40 years;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS);
  • hyperprolactinemia: if prolactin levels are abnormally high and the woman isn’t pregnant or breastfeeding, this may affect ovulation and fertility;
  • poor egg quality: the older the woman, the higher the risk of miscarriage;
  • problems with the thyroid gland: an overactive or inactive thyroid gland can cause hormonal imbalance;
  • high cholesterol;
  • chronic conditions: these include AIDS or cancer.

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2. Problems in the uterus or fallopian tubes:

  • pelvic adhesions: the scar tissue parts, which can be formed after pelvic inflammation, appendicitis, and abdominal or pelvic surgery;
  • fibroids: benign tumors that occur in the muscular wall of the uterus;
  • endometriosis: endometrial cells (normally found inside the uterus) found outside the uterus;
  • sterilization in anamnesis: the chances of returning fertility after ligation of the fallopian tubes are extremely small.

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3. Medicinal intake:

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): long-term use of aspirin or ibuprofen may make conception difficult;
  • chemotherapy: some drugs of this type can lead to ovarian failure – in some cases, it is irreversible;
  • radiation therapy: if it targets the reproductive organs, this affects fertility;
  • narcotic substances: women who use drugs may have problems with conceiving.

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4. Other reasons:

  • Women’s fertility can also be affected by conditions associated with delayed puberty or lack of menstruation: celiac disease, diabetes mellitus, and some autoimmune diseases (for example, lupus erythematosus);
  • Genetic abnormalities also make conception and pregnancy less possible.

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Good news for women 

Although there are many reasons for infertility, most of them can be eliminated! If your many attempts to conceive a child have been unsuccessful, it’s time to consult a specialist.

Source: Medical News Today, Mayo Clinic, American Pregnancy

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