There can be many reasons for not getting pregnant even after trying for over a year. For that, your fertility doctor may diagnose you with Female infertility after several testing and may recommend medical intervention.
Infertility results from female factors about two-thirds of the time. For the rest, the cause is either unknown or a combination of male and female factors. Sometimes the cause of infertility in women might be difficult to diagnose, but often the most common causes that keep you from getting pregnant include
- Fallopian Tube Blockages
- Hormonal Problems
- Ovulation Disorder (Like Hypothalamic dysfunction and PCOS)
- Cervical Issues
- Unexplained Infertility
It is true that PCOS & Endometriosis are among the most common and the leading causes of female infertility. However, a report suggests that 20–25% of patients are asymptomatic. It means symptoms might be very clear and sometimes less obvious.
According to a report published, almost 25 to 50% of infertile women have endometriosis and around 1 in 10 women of childbearing age have health problems like PCOS.
Endometriosis & Female Infertility
Endometriosis is a condition when endometrial-like tissue (glands and stroma) grow outside the uterus, which induces a chronic inflammatory reaction, scar tissue, and adhesions that may distort reproductive organs, such as – Fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterosacral ligaments, and may also affect areas outside the pelvic cavity.
Endometriosis is primarily found in young women of childbearing age and may result in short menstrual cycles, heavy menstrual bleeding, and infertility.
Along with this, most cases of infertility in women also result from problems with producing eggs and ovulation disorders such as PCOS.
PCOS & Female Infertility
PCOS is a health condition caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. Women with PCOS are often insulin resistant and have obesity, abnormal hair growth on the face or body, acne, and a high risk of diabetes & high blood pressure.
PCOS can disrupt the functioning of ovaries and they may not release an egg regularly or they may not release a healthy egg and can cause missed or irregular periods which eventually lead to infertility.
It might also be possible that a female can have endometriosis and PCOS at the same time.
Can You Still Get Pregnant if you have Endometriosis or PCOS or Both?
Yes, having endometriosis and PCOS doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. These are among the most common, but treatable, causes of infertility in women.
Your fertility doctor at the best IVF center in surat may recommend several medications and drugs depending on your diagnosis in order to reduce estrogen level (in case of endometriosis) or trigger ovulation and manage acne or excess hair growth with some lifestyle changes to manage PCOS effectively.
Sometimes for Endometriosis, the combination of surgeries such as Laparoscopy and Laparotomy are also recommended to take out as much of the affected tissue as possible. In the most severe cases, you may require a surgery called a hysterectomy to take out your ovaries, uterus, and cervix (but you can’t get pregnant).
However, if you wish to start a family, IVF is a good and the most effective solution to treat infertility. IVF is a method of assisted reproduction that involves retrieving eggs from ovaries manually, the mature egg is then fertilized outside of your body with the partner’s sperm and then placed back inside your uterus.
Endometriosis and PCOS are common. It’s also possible to have both at the same time. Therefore, we highly recommend you consult with the Best Gynecologist in Kanpur at Crysta IVF. The healthcare team is there to support you and your partner throughout your fertility treatment.