Top 10 causes of fertility problems

June 14, 2018

If you are unable to get pregnant, then you are not alone. Today, almost one-third of the married couple face infertility problems. When you have to try to conceive for a year (under the age of 35) or 6 months (over the age of 35) and unable to do so, it is time to visit a doctor. At Apollo Fertility, skilled doctors will help you identify the cause and provide the perfect solution. Therefore, don’t stress. Just watch out for any signs and symptoms.

Ovulation Problems

Ovulation problems can be the result of PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). It causes hormonal imbalance, which can interfere with normal ovulation. Another reason for incorrect ovulation is Primary ovarian insufficiency or Premature Ovarian failure. This will affect the release of eggs and chances of pregnancy. Hyperprolactinemia is a condition where one has excess prolactin. It is a hormone, which stimulates the breast milk, and might cause interference with your ovulation. Thyroid problems can cause problems with the menstrual cycle. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor when you notice the symptoms of any of the above problems.


Today, women wait until their 30’s and 40’s to have kids. The reasons for this can be their focus on career, marriage, etc. However, statistics show that almost one-third of women over 30 have fertility issues.


Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue lining the uterus does start growing in places such as the fallopian tubes, uterus, abdomen, pelvis, etc. This can lead to scar tissue development and can cause irritation. Some women show no symptoms. However, for some, it is heavy bleeding, painful sex, unusual spotting and pain in the pelvic area.

Maintaining an incorrect body weight

Weight might seem like an incompetent cause. However, practicing an unhealthy lifestyle and being overweight or underweight can increase the chances of you being infertile. Hence, a healthy body is a must.

Abnormal Cervical Mucus

Cervical mucus is a fluid discharged by the cervix because of the estrogen stimulation. This allows the sperm to remain in an unfriendly environment of the vagina. However, Abnormal Cervical Mucus can prevent the sperm from binding with the egg.

Tubal Patency

One of the most important parts of the female reproductive system is the fallopian tubes. If they face problems such as scarring, blockage, etc., it can decrease your chances of getting pregnant. But, with proper treatment, one can overcome the same.

Uterine contour

When you become pregnant, your uterus is where the unborn child resides, before saying ‘hi’ to the world. If the form of the uterus is not up-to-the-mark, it might create problems with pregnancy.

Poor Quality of Egg

The quantity and quality of the eggs decline after the age of 35. Hence, it is important to opt for treatments if there is a delay in pregnancy.

Unexplained problems

Sometimes, it so happens that the problem remains undiagnosed. It can be because of your lifestyle choices mixing with some other condition. However, a skilled doctor will be able to help you out.

Medical Conditions

If you have suffered from a serious medical condition or have gone through radiation and chemotherapy, you might experience infertility.

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