FEMALE INFERTILITY – ITS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENTS AT JFC
Infertility is said to affect 1 in every 6 couples across the world. The culprit can be either the male partner or female partner or both in some cases. In the case of females having infertility issue, then it is called Female Infertility.
Today it’s said that Female Infertility contributes to approximately around 60% of the infertility cases across the globe.
FEMALE INFERTILITY – CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND ALL THAT
The most common cause of Female Infertility is problems with the woman’s ovulation, damage to her fallopian tubes or uterus or problems with her cervix. In certain cases, advanced age can contribute to the problem since with advancing age; a female’s fertility will tend to decline in a natural way.
The other causes include:
- Hormone Imbalance.
- Tumor or Cyst.
- Eating disorders like Anorexia or Bulimia.
- Alcohol or Drug use.
- Thyroid Gland Problems.
- Excess weight.
- Intense exercises that cause a significant loss of body fat.
- Extremely brief menstrual cycles.
Abnormal Cervical Mucus can also cause Infertility in females. They can prevent the man’s sperm from reaching the woman’s egg or make it more difficult for the man’s sperm to penetrate the woman’s egg.
Coming to one of the most common causes – Damage to a woman’s Fallopian tubes or Uterus, the same can be caused by one or more of the following:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
- Previous Infection.
- Polyps in the woman’s uterus.
- Endometriosis or Fibroids.
- Scar tissue or Adhesions.
- Chronic medical illness.
- Previous Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy.
- Birth defect.
- DES Syndrome – DES is a medication given to women to prevent miscarriage or premature birth) which can result in fertility problems for their children.
You need to contact your doctors at Juhi Fertility Centre (JFC) when you experience any one or more of the following symptoms:
- Abnormal Bleeding.
- Abdominal Pain.
- Unusual Discharge.
- Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
- Soreness or itching in the woman’s vaginal area.
HOW TO PREVENT FEMALE INFERTILITY?
When it comes to genetic issues or illnesses, there is nothing that can be done to prevent Female Infertility.
However there are certain ways that a woman can follow to decrease the chances or possibilities of infertility. They include:
- Prevent occurrence of sexually-transmitted diseases.
- Avoid intake of illicit drugs.
- Avoid intake of heavy or frequent alcohol use.
- Adhering to good and clean hygiene and health practices.
- Go for regular annual check-up, especially if you’re sexually active.
DIAGNOSIS / TREATMENTS AT JUHI FERTILITY CENTRE
Juhi Fertility Centre (JFC) offers a comprehensive approach to the problem of a woman’s infertility diagnosis and treatment. The modern and well-equipped facility at JFC is well-positioned to conduct a complete and elaborate diagnosis using the most modern diagnostic techniques in the quickest possible time.
Following the diagnostic tests and examination, the doctors at JFC will develop an individual customized treatment program in line with the woman patient’s medical condition.
- Insight into the medical history of the woman patient.
- Urine or Blood Test to check for any infections or a hormone problem including Thyroid function.
- Pelvic examination and Breast examination.
- Sample of cervical mucus and tissue to find out if the woman patient’s ovulation is occurring.
- Laparoscope insertion into the woman’s abdomen to view the condition of organs as well as to look for any kind of blockages, adhesions or scar tissues.
- HSG, an X-Ray used in conjunction with a colored liquid, is inserted into the woman’s Fallopian Tubes. This is to make it easy for the doctor to check for any kind of blockage.
- Hysteroscopy involving usage of a tiny Telescope with a fiber light, to look for any kind of uterine abnormalities.
- Ultrasound that allows for a look-in into the woman’s uterus and ovaries, done either vaginally or abdominally.
- Sonohystogram that combines an ultrasound and saline injected into the woman’s uterus. This is to lookout for abnormalities or problems of any kind.
In addition to the above, tracking the woman’s ovulation through fertility awareness will also help the doctor to ascertain the woman’s patient fertility.
- Intake of hormones. This will address hormone imbalance, Endometriosis or a short menstrual cycle.
- Intake of medications to stimulate woman’s ovulation.
- Intake of supplements to enhance woman’s fertility.
- Taking antibiotics to facilitate removal of an infection.
- Minor surgery to facilitate removal of blockage or scar tissue from the woman’s Fallopian Tubes OR Uterus OR Pelvic area.
In addition to the above, JFC also offers IVF and ICSI – a modern method of infertility treatment.