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Is My Egg Quality Bad?

on Feb 24, 2013

by Lindsey Zaldivar

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Are My Eggs Bad?

One of the most common causes of female infertility is poor egg quality, leaving many women (especially older) to wonder if her eggs are bad?

One of the most common causes of infertility is poor egg quality. Most women do not even suspect that their eggs might be bad, until they are unable to conceive when it comes time to try for a baby. Lots of women who have been trying to conceive for a while might begin to think that there could be a problem with the quality of their eggs. If you think that egg quality might be a problem for you, read on to learn more about this common fertility issues. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Age and poor egg quality

Although it may sound crazy, every woman will come to a point in her life where she will experience poor egg quality. As a woman gets older, and her egg supply begins to start to run out, the quality of the remaining eggs begins to decrease. Although it happens to every woman at some point, some women see diminished egg quality earlier on in life, and that is when it is considered to be a fertility issue.

Causes of poor egg quality

Sometimes doctors can pinpoint a direct cause for poor egg quality, but many times, doctors just simply don’t know the cause. In some cases, it just seems that a woman’s eggs begin to show a decrease in quality faster than others. However, sometimes there are certain medical causes for poor egg quality. Some of the most common causes of decreased egg quality are radiation, chemotherapy, smoking, and endometriosis.

Problems on pregnancy with poor egg quality

Poor egg quality can cause a lot of problems when it comes to pregnancy. Poor quality eggs can make it harder to get pregnant and stay pregnant. If you do happen to get pregnant with poor quality eggs, you are more likely to have a miscarriage. If you currently think that you might have some problems with your egg quality, ask your doctor to check them for you. There are usually no symptoms of poor egg quality, and if you don’t ask, you may never know for sure.

Clomid and IVF

A bit of good news though: Oftentimes there are some great treatments for poor egg quality that can make conceiving a baby and carrying it to term much easier. One of the most common and well received treatments are oral fertility medications like Clomid. Clomid can increase both the number of eggs and the quality of the eggs. Another great option for poor egg quality is In Vitro Fertilization. IVF can be even more successful if you choose to use donor eggs.

Other fertility procedures and treatments

There are many fertility procedures and treatments that are still in the research phases right now, and not available to the general public, but the outlook for these procedures is good. So, if you have poor egg quality, or know someone who does, keep in mind that there are quite a few treatments over the horizon.

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Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.

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    Hi!! I’m 41 year old and trying to get pregnant yesterday was my 1st artificial insemination and the doctor told me that I had 2 follicle in my left ovary and 1 in my right… Is this good ?? Do I have a chance to get pregnant at my first try?? How many eggs do I need to get pregnant??

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