What is Infertility?
Many couples who fail to conceive despite unprotected sexual intercourse wonder whether they are infertile. In women under the age of 35, infertility can be diagnosed if pregnancy is not achieved despite one year of unprotected sexual activity. In women over the age of 35, the diagnosis is made after six months of unprotected sexual activity. If pregnancy is not achieved despite the couple’s best efforts, it is recommended to consult a specialist without losing any more time.
The first thing a couple trying to conceive should do is evaluate their general health. It is essential to determine the factors preventing fertility. Information on the subject and awareness increase the chance of becoming pregnant both by natural means and via assisted reproduction techniques.
What are the Causes of Infertility?
While 45% of infertility cases are due to male-related factors, another 45% are due to female-related factors. The remaining 10% consist of unexplained infertility cases.
Male infertility may have many causes. Genetic problems, birth defects, hormonal causes, chemical factors, infectious diseases, azoospermia, varicocele, and surgical operations are the leading causes of male infertility.
The causes of infertility related to women are as follows: ovulation disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, damaged or blocked tubes, endometrioma, advanced age, cervical problems and vaginismus.
What are the Symptoms of Infertility?
Irregular menstruation is often a symptom of female infertility. If the length of your menstrual cycle is under 21 days or over 35 days, there might be an ovulation problem, which in turn might cause infertility.
Male infertility usually does not show any symptoms. A burning sensation or a discharge when urinating can be a form of prediagnosis. However, a definite diagnosis requires a spermogram (semen analysis). Performed after two to seven days of sexual abstinence, the spermogram provides information about sperm count, motility, and morphology. A treatment plan in accordance with the test results is designed.
How is Infertility Treated?
Couples wishing to start treatment in order to have a baby should consult an IVF centre. When choosing a centre, it is essential to consider the success rates of the centre as well as the experience of its doctors. If you choose Bahçeci Tube Baby Centre for treatment, one of our doctors will conduct a preliminary consultation with you, and then you will immediately start the necessary examinations. The results of the tests performed are evaluated. In our centre, the problems of every couple are evaluated from different perspectives and “personalised” treatment programs are planned.
As Bahçeci IVF Centre, we have 23 years of experience and expertise, and with success rates above European standards, we have helped in the birth of over 60,000 healthy IVF babies. For more information about the treatment of infertility, fill in our contact form and we will call you as soon as possible.