4 Most Common Causes of Infertility

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About 10 to 20 percent of couples suffer from infertility at one point or another. While some of these people suffer from permanent infertility, others are able to find treatment for the condition and are eventually able to conceive. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
When it comes to causes of infertility, there are many. And, you may be surprised to learn that the problems don’t always lie with the woman. In fact, about a third of the time, infertility lies with the man instead. If you are struggling with infertility, here are a few of the causes that you may want to investigate further.

Ovulation

This is the most common problem when it comes to infertility. When women are not able to ovulate, they will not be able to conceive. Issues with ovulation could stem from a number of problems. For example, medical conditions, like endometriosis or PCOS could cause a woman to stop ovulating. Other lifestyle issues, like weight or unhealthy habits, could also play a role.

If you are concerned that this is your problem, the best thing you can do is track your ovulation cycle. This is something you can do with either a basal thermometer or an ovulation predictor kit. These are both items that you will use daily to determine when and if you are ovulating.

Tubal Blockage

Another issue that women could face when they are trying to conceive is a tubal blockage. Usually, this occurs when a woman has an STD that has not been treated properly. Over time, the STD will damage the fallopian tubes and the scar damage could block them. Unfortunately, if both of your tubes are blocked, it can be impossible to become pregnant naturally. This is the reason you should always treat all STDs as quickly as possible.

Age

Age also plays a role in fertility. As women age, they are not able to produce as many healthy eggs as they were when they were younger. Eventually, the woman will go through menopause, which will make it impossible to become pregnant naturally.

Sperm

As before mentioned, there can also be problems with the man’s sperm. Sometimes the sperm is not able to swim as it needs to and other times there aren’t enough sperm to fertilize an egg. It is even possible for the sperm to be shaped oddly, which could also keep a woman from conceiving.

These are just a handful of the reasons you may be experiencing infertility. The best thing you can do is talk to your doctor to help you determine why you are not being able to conceive. For the most part, you should seek medical attention after you have been trying to conceive for a year if you are under the age of 35. For those older than this, see your doctor after six months.
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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.