Anovulation - Causes of Female Infertility
This is a menstrual disorder which can affect female fertility. It is a condition in which no egg is released during the normal monthly cycle so ovulation cannot take place. This makes it extremely difficult to conceive.
It can be caused by a reproductive system disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS), a hormonal imbalance, severe weight loss or a thyroid problem.
Other causes include excessive exercise, stress, frequent travel, eating disorders and drug use.
A failure to ovulate can cause irregular or no periods, an irregular basal temperature and decreased Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).
Treatment options include surgical (removal of parts of the ovaries), medication and lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and reducing stress levels.
Female Infertility Guide Index:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS)
- Hostile cervical mucus
- Tubal blockage
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Antiphospholipid Antibodies (APA)
- Age and egg quality
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Prescription medicines
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