Infertility is a condition that is termed when there has been a failure of conceiving constantly even after a lot of attempts. There are a lot of factors to be considered as reasons that cause infertility. One should also note that it can be a problem for either half of the couple. When such situations are encountered, it is necessary to start considering other options and get on with those options. Infertility is an extremely time-sensitive condition. If not acted quickly, it might result in paying up a cost much more than just a sum of money. At our KJIVF center in Delhi, patients are first asked for a proper history of the patient to ensure a correct diagnosis.
Before you start looking for a fertility specialist, you should ask yourself the following questions to easily weigh down the problems that could help you understand your stand in the situation.
DO YOU HAVE THE LUXURY TO WAIT?
The reproductive health of a woman is time-bound and it is important to get the procedures at a particular time. Although the ART technology has increased the timeframe of conceiving and delivery, it is best to get it done naturally rather than going through some very strenuous procedures. If your age is above 35, there might be some complications involved. So, act fast!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRYING?
If you have been trying constantly and failing at getting pregnant, it is time to consider. But what does trying constantly mean? If you have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year and failed, then it is time to see a fertility specialist. The window is shorter for women above 35. It is six months for them and then, they should start seeking expert advice.
At KJIVF, in our IVF center in Delhi, the best medical professionals are available that advise on the situation of the patient.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN PLANNING A FAMILY?
1. AGE: Is your age above or below 35? This is the most important aspect of the entire procedure.
2. MEDICAL HISTORY: Do you have a history of premature menopause or some chronic illness that might have hindered your reproductive health?
3. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: This is the primary factor causing most fertility issues. PCOS, uterine problems, thyroid disorders, endometriosis, etc. can take a big toll on the reproductive health of a woman.
4. INJURY/ SURGERIES: have you sustained any kind of injuries or surgeries on your reproductive organs? If yes, this might be one of the reasons for the failure of the pregnancy.
5. CANCER: Have you had any kind of cancer?
6. LIFESTYLE: Getting pregnant definitely depends on whether you are a heavy smoker or drinker.
All of these conditions can lead up to infertility. At the KJ IVF center in Indrapuram, screening for finding out the causes is done thoroughly to find the cause.
IS THE MAN EXPERIENCING SUCH DISORDERS?
Most males do not experience symptoms when their fertility has been compromised. However, some men may be aware of underlying conditions that may make it more difficult for them to achieve pregnancy with a partner. If this is the case, they should speak with a fertility specialist and pursue further testing. These conditions include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- History of undescended testicle, with or without repair
- Previous injury to the testicles
DID YOU HAVE FREQUENT MISCARRIAGES?
Even after getting pregnant, sometimes the body is not able to hold the baby and a miscarriage occurs. This can be due to certain mentioned factors. This may lead to infertility. Women with a history of recurrent miscarriages (two or more) should see a fertility specialist for further testing and evaluation. Miscarriages occur in 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies and are most often the result of the genetic abnormalities passed on to the fetus. Recurrent miscarriages are much less common and may indicate an underlying condition or anatomic abnormality.
WHAT IS MY BMI?
ASRM estimates that approximately 12 percent of all infertility cases are caused by the woman being overweight or underweight. Weight can directly impact fertility because it can alter the balance of important reproductive hormones that regulate ovulation.
One quick way to estimate if weight might be a factor for concern is by calculating body mass index (BMI). This simple formula is based on the relationship between an individual’s height and weight.
If a woman’s BMI is well outside the normal range, she should consult a fertility specialist to determine if her weight may be affecting her ability to conceive. The specialist can also tell her what lifestyle changes might be implemented to help her gain or lose weight as needed. Oftentimes infertility caused by high or low body weight can be corrected when the recommended lifestyle changes are adopted.
If the answer to any of these questions is positive and you feel it is the potential reason for your cause of infertility, you should start seeing a fertility specialist. With their expert advice on the concerning matters, the issues can be solved and infertility can be treated. At our IVF center in Indrapuram, the best and the safest care is taken so that the patients can have proper and smooth procedures done easily.
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.