Unexplained Infertility – Odds of Pregnancy?

Chances of Getting Pregnant With Unexplained Infertility?

What is unexplained fertility?

Unexplained fertility is way more common than most people think. Experts say that unexplained infertility accounts for anywhere between 15 and 20 percent of cases of infertility. If a couple has been to see a fertility specialist, undergone tests and still has no clear cause of infertility to report, that is considered unexplained infertility.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

For couples with unexplained infertility, the road to parenthood can be very long and stressful. So, what do you do when the sperm count is okay, ovulation is normal, and the fallopian tubes are not blocked?

Can you get pregnant with unexplained fertility?

Unexplained infertility doesn’t mean that you will never be able to get pregnant. It just simply means that the chance of getting pregnant is less than that of couples with no fertility issues, but greater than zero. Some experts will even go so far as to say that couples with unexplained infertility have a 50 percent chance of conceiving within one year of diagnosis, with no medical intervention. This is great news for couples who are struggling with unexplained infertility.

Is there treatment for unexplained infertility?

There are several different courses of treatment that couples who are diagnosed with unexplained infertility can take. However, since doctors don’t know exactly “what” is causing unexplained infertility, it can be a little bit harder to pinpoint the correct course of treatment to take.

Sometimes doctors recommend alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, etc to help deal with unexplained infertility. If those things don’t work, doctors might try fertility treatment methods like IUI, IVF, ICSI, ZIFT or GIFT to get things going.

The emotional side of unexplained infertility

Unexplained infertility can be extremely frustrating for the couples who have to deal with it. If you know what’s wrong, it’s a lot easier to face it head on, deal with it and treat it. If you don’t know what is causing your fertility problems, that can make dealing with them a lot harder.

If you are dealing with unexplained infertility, make sure to keep the lines of communication open with both your spouse and your doctors and staff. Try to manage your stress levels, and think about seeking counseling to help you through what can be a very emotionally trying time.

Reach out to family and friends as well, and try not to isolate yourself during your time of trying to conceive. And, of course, if you don’t conceive on your own, you can always consider surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, or adoption as alternative routes.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).