About 1 in 10 couples in this country do not successfully conceive after 12 months of trying, the medical definition of infertility. infertility is often inaccurately perceived as a female problem, however, it can actually be the result of issues in women or men. About 25% of infertility is attributed to multiple factors; about 35% of the time a male issue is among these. In about 8% of cases, a male problem is the only identifiable factor for a couple’s infertility
Dr. Nanayakkara recommends that women under the age of 35 seek a medical evaluation after 12 consecutive months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. However, because a woman’s fertility decreases significantly every year after age 30, he encourages those in this age group to seek medical consultation after 6 months of unsuccessfully trying to become pregnant.
Among the most common causes are:
A number of tests can be used to detect the underlying issue. These include: blood tests, semen tests, and diagnostic imaging, as well as, minimally-invasive procedures in which a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes are examined
Depending on the woman’s age and the issue causing a couple’s infertility, treatment may entail: