Female Infertility Specialists: Why they Do and Why Visit One?

Female Infertility: An Introduction

Infertility is termed as a  state when a couple is not able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. There are a number of female infertility treatments available, it depends on what is the cause of infertility. Most couples suffering from this problem conceive a child without receiving any treatment. After trying to get pregnant for 2 years, 95% of couples conceive successfully.

Female Infertility Symptoms

The most common female infertility symptoms include pain during sexual intercourse, heavy, long, or painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, irregular periods, and spotting. A menstrual cycle that’s too long, too short, irregular or absent can mean that you (the female) are not ovulating. There are no other outward signs or symptoms.

When to See a Female Infertility Specialist?

When to consult a doctor depends on your age; if you are up to the age of 35, most doctors recommend trying to get pregnant for at least one year before they can start any testing or female infertility treatment. If you are between 35-40, you can discuss your concerns with the doctor after six months of trying to conceive. However, if you are older than 40, your doctor may want to begin the female infertility treatment and testing right away. If you have a history of irregular or painful menstrual cycles, pelvic inflammatory disease, repeated miscarriages, prior cancer treatment, endometriosis, or if you or your partner are suffering from fertility issues, your doctor may recommend beginning the female Infertility tests and treatment right away.

What are the diseases treated by Female infertility specialist?

Ovulation Disorders

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): PCOS causes a hormonal imbalance that affects ovulation. It is associated with insulin resistance and obesity, abnormal growth of facial or body hair, and acne. PCOS is treated as the most common cause of female infertility.
  • Hypothalamic Dysfunction: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing hormone (LH) are two hormones produced by the pituitary gland responsible for stimulating ovulation every month. Excess physical or emotional stress, a very high or low body weight, a recent substantial weight gain or loss can disrupt the secretion of these hormones and affect the process of ovulation. The most common signs are irregular or absent periods.
  • Premature varian Failure: Premature ovarian failure, also known as primary ovarian insufficiency is a disorder usually caused by an autoimmune response or premature loss of eggs from your ovary, possibly from genetics or chemotherapy. The ovaries no longer produce eggs and lower down the production of estrogen in women under the age of 40.

Some other common diseases treated by female infertility specialists.

  • Female Infertility
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Implantation Failure
  • Fallopian Tube Adhesions
  • Uterine Adhesions

If you are suffering from any of the above complications, don’t think twice, search for “Female Infertility Specialist near me” and consult one.

Prevention

These tips may help optimize fertility if you are thinking about getting pregnant soon or in the future:

  • Maintain a Normal Body Weight: Overweight and underweight women are at high risk of ovulation disorder. If you need to lose weight, exercise moderately for at least five hours a week. Also remember, intense and strenuous workout has been associated with decreased ovulation. So, don't work out too much or than is required.
  • Limit Caffeine: Research suggests, limiting caffeine intake to less than 200 milligrams a day doesn't affect your ability to get pregnant. That is about one to two cups of coffee per day. But, more than that, it decreases the chance of conceiving.
  • Quit Smoking:Tobacco has multiple severe effects on fertility, not to mention your general health and the health of the fetus. If you smoke and are considering to get pregnant, quit now.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Excess alcohol may lead to decreased fertility. And, it can affect the health of a developing fetus. If you are planning to become a mother, avoid alcohol, and don't consume it while you are pregnant as well.
  • Reduce Stress: Studies have shown that couples experiencing psychological stress have poorer results with the treatment of infertility. You should try and find a way to reduce stress in your life before trying to become pregnant.

Education & Training

To become a female infertility specialist, doctors are required to complete a five and a half years M.B.B.S. graduation program from a medical college followed by a post-graduation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Furthermore, a Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine is also required to complete the training and education of becoming a specialist in this domain.

Dr. Rishab Sharma

Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.

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