Infertility is commonly defined as the inability of a woman (or men) to conceive. It is commonly caused by problems of ovulation.  

Women who are older than 35 that are trying to conceive for more than a year but failed should immediately consider seeking professional help for proper diagnosis. However, there are several other symptoms to look out for if suspecting infertility in women: 

 

Men also suffer from infertility and could be experiencing symptoms like: 

 

Infertility is diagnosed differently in women and men. Women undergo certain procedures for a proper diagnosis like pelvic exam, blood test and transvaginal ultrasound, to name a few. On the other side, men are diagnosed thru semen analysis, blood test and scrotal ultrasound.  

Treatments for infertility is also different from men and women. In men, infertility is treated with surgery to correct the blockage in the tubes that carry the sperm, antibiotics to treat infection or medication to treat with the ejaculation problems, and hormonal treatments. For women, they are given fertility drugs to help them ovulate or through surgery to remove the tissue that is blocking fertility or to open blocked fallopian tube. 

There are several steps to take to prevent infertility especially if couples are trying to conceive. 

Couples trying to conceive should have regular intercourse during ovulation for higher chance of pregnancy. Ovulation occurs in the middle of the cycle, mostly between menstrual periods. So it is advisable to have regular intercourse several times around the time of ovulation. 

Infertility could strain relationship between partners. It can affect emotional health and treatments can be costly. Seeking help from reliable healthcare providers is beneficiary to both partners as they provide support throughout the treatment.   

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