Infertility And Associated Health Conditions
In life we run into one problem after the next, and for the most part we pick up the pieces and we move on. But sometimes a problem hits us so hard we don’t know where to turn. I’d like to talk to you about one of those life situations in this article, infertility. Having a child is hard enough, but struggling to have a child for months or even years just to find out that you or your partner is unable to produce an offspring is harder. And that’s exactly the nightmare 10-15% of the population deals with as a reality. Infertility is cruel and unbiased and can affect anyone, so how do you deal with something like this, what can you do?
What is infertility
The first step in understanding a solution to any problem is first understanding the problem. There are symptoms to being infertile, the first and foremost being that you are unable to conceive a child. Sometimes a man will show signs of hormonal changes as well as changes in their hair growth which could indicate infertility. Women have also been known to have irregular or even no menstrual cycle whatsoever. The good news is that even if you are diagnosed with this issue, it is still possible that you and your partner will conceive, even if you have not undergone any form of treatment.
Seek out a physician
It is important to see a doctor that can prescribe you Clomid medication but usually only if you have been unsuccessful in conceiving for over a year actively. If you are a woman, make sure you talk to your doctor if you’re over the age of 40 or if you are over the age of 35 and you’ve been trying to get pregnant for six or more months. Also be aware of your regular menstrual cycle, if it is irregular or causes you a greater than usual amount of pain this could also be a sign. If you are a man there are different signs of course including what you believe may be any issue with the amount of sperm you can produce or any other noticeable issues.
If you have a history of family fertility issues or if you yourself have a history of issues with your prostate, testicles, or your sexual relations in general and if your testicles are small or there is noticeable swelling within your scrotum, these are all signs that can indicate infertility in men.
What causes infertility
Now that you know what to look for when it comes to identifying your symptoms it is also important to know what causes infertility in the first place. Now the issue of whose fault it is seems to be pretty even, both men and women are equally able to be infertile resulting which means it is pretty evenly split 50% between both genders or both parties are at fault in the relationship. Though it is even between the genders, obviously the actual causes of infertility vary between the two.
Infertility and cancer
For men previous experiences with certain types of cancer or the radiation treatments of cancer can cause problems with sperm production. In other cases even without cancer symptoms or radiation a males sperm count can still be low for other reasons such as diabetes, undescended testicles, or even several different forms of STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, the mumps, or HIV). Women should also be aware if they have a history of cancers since the radiation and chemotherapy can cause fertility problems as well.
Female reproductive symptoms
There are also ovulation disorders that affect how a woman’s eggs will be released, so if you do speak to a doctor make sure to mention any known disorders out, if there are no known disorders make certain to get yourself checked out. Endometriosis, which is a condition in women where their endometrial tissue grows on the outside of their uterus can also affect the ovaries, as well as the uterus itself and the Fallopian tubes.
At the end of the day the best thing you can do if you are struggling with the process of conceiving I’d talk to your doctor. They can perform any number of necessary test to rule out possibilities or confirm them, and it is always better to know than to try forever and fail. Be sure to be safe, be happy, and be healthy always.
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