Infertility Causes

Causes of infertility can be physical and hormonal in women and in men. We were told by our fertility specialist as we begun our fertility treatments that we should freeze some of her eggs in case they can’t solve our issues right now. Of course the costs of egg freezing were fresh on our mind, but so were some of the problems that may be causing our infertility. So here are some of the main issues and or causes so that you are aware of them as well.

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Physical causes

Tubal infertility-related

The fallopian tubes are a very important function in the body, because they carry the sperm to the egg cell and the fertilized egg toward the uterus. If the fallopian tubes are sealed or glued in any way, the transport of the ova is difficult or impossible, and limited by a infertility. An occlusion of the fallopian tubes can have several causes. These are, inflammation, previous ectopic pregnancy, surgery, or endometriosis.


In endometriosis, the growing endometrium outside the uterus. Through these growths, affecting the reproductive organs such as fallopian tubes and ovaries for a bladder, bowel and abdominal cavity. Making conception more difficult and increases infertility. The cause of endometriosis is largely unknown.

Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, heavy periods, and infertility. Treatment options include pain relievers, hormones, and surgery. – WEBmd

Changing the uterus and cervix

Comparable to a bottleneck is a cervix similar to that of its nature. This is for the sperm , the narrowest point on the way to the egg. If the cervix is now scarred by surgery or has closures or inflammation, reproduction can be hampered and lead to infertility. So-called muscle knots (fibroids) in the uterus are always the cause of a persistent infertility or miscarriages.

Malformations of ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus

Another reason for physical causes, and thus for a infertility are in very rare cases, abnormalities in the reproductive organs, which are usually congenital.

Polycystic ovary (PCO)

Common cause of infertility in women is the appearance of many small cysts in the ovaries, a so-called polycystic ovary.

Treatment of physical causes

Cysts and tumors, and adhesions, polyps or fibroids can be surgically removed or dissolved. Congenital malformations are no longer operational to solve it.

Hormonal disorders

There are some hormonal causes an infertility have as a result:

  • Overproduction of male hormones
  • Elevated prolactin in the blood. Prolactin is a hormone that the ovulation is suppressed
  • Altered hormone levels by an impaired ovarian function
  • Dysfunction of the midbrain or the Hirnharndrüse. These release important hormones in the maturation of ovarian follicles

Treatment of hormonal causes

Treatment options here can be in the form of tablets or infusions, the effect lasts for one month. In parallel, an ultrasound or blood test is performed to observe the egg maturation. Furthermore, homeopathic and herbs and acupuncture popular applications, which provide good services.

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