Signs Of Female Infertility Learn What Causes It And How To Beat It
Many women around the world are dealing with signs of female infertility. A recent study showed that over 7.3 million women in the United States alone are dealing with infertility and that number is much larger worldwide.
Female infertility is diagnosed as a womans inability to get pregnant and or carry a baby for full term.
Female Infertility Causes
Uterine Fibrosis This condition is the result of benign tumors that have grown on a womans uterus. Women over the age of 30 typically deal with this condition more than others and treatment for it usually depends on a womans age, weight, severity of her symptoms and if she wants to have children in the future.
Endometriosis This condition is very common in women and occurs when a womans uterine lining is located outside of her uterus. Endometriosis can also lead to bowl problems, menstrual pain and scar tissue. There is no common knowledge as to what causes this condition but the general consensus in the medical community is the sooner a woman can get treated the better her chances are of getting pregnant.
Ovulatory Disorders This condition occurs when a woman stops having her regular ovulatory and menstrual cycle. There are a wide variety of factors that can effect a womans menstrual and ovulatory cycles but the most common factor is stress.
Female Infertility Treatment
Thankfully in this day and age there are many medical solutions for a woman to treat infertility through prescription medication or surgery.
Fertility Drugs Clomid is one of the most successful and widely prescribed infertility drugs on the market today. With this drug many women around the world have had success in getting pregnant with this five day prescription medication treatment.
Diabetic Drugs Some diabetic drugs have been proven to regulate a womans insulin levels and treat her infertility.
In Vitro Fertilization This form of treatment is one of the most common forms of treatment for women who want to get pregnant but it typically is very expensive.
Diet And Exercise
Some of the best things that any woman can do to prepare her body for getting pregnant is improving her diet and exercising more.
Women who want to get pregnant should be eating more cold water fish, free range chicken, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and dairy. Its also important to be taking a daily prenatal vitamin that includes folic acid as well.
If a dedicated exercise routine isnt possible right now, every woman should try to get at least a half hour walk in per day around her block or at work during her break time and also make the effort to ease the stress in her life by listening to soft music during her day and taking a hot bath at least a couple of times per week.
For any woman who is dealing with signs of infertility in her life the good news is that help is available medically and naturally even more so than just a few years ago and the opportunity still exists for her to get pregnant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Menopause, fibrosis! Scared young ‘Woman in training’?
Today I had lady talk with my mother, and ladies, you might consider me foolish or a time waster to ask this but, it regards my fear of menopause and fibrosis (blushing), even though I’m only 21. (Answerer’s thinking: “Is she dumb”)
My mother (age 48), had a hysterectomy 2 years ago, they removed her womb and saved her ovaries, she had a large fibroid. I reacted to it emotionally, more than she because it triggered a fear that I shall inherently experience the same thing; in addition to the fact I would not imagine my mother having to have a missing organ.
1. Is Uterine fibrosis genetic, can they be avoided, my grandmother never had anything at all and didn’t experience menopause symptoms at all her period just stopped at 60. Can it skip a generation? (stats have shown among women who are African/black descent are more prone to fibrosis, I’m African).
2. I DO NOT want to get a fibroid, I’ve heard they have been linked to eating hormone laced and chemically heavy-processed foods, and specifically for black women and diary products hold a connection with uterine issues apparently. (My diet is very plant/fruit based, with whole grain, yam, plantain for starch, and I avoid cow diary and consume organic Goat diary products and eat lean meat) How can I avoid fibrosis?
3. I don’t want to experience menopause… Hell I don’t want to age badly (So shallow), can one be a verile attractive old lady? My mother and my grandmother look youthful and are in good shape, however since my mother has been the first to go through this procedure I don’t know how that will effect her when she hits her 50′s and 60`s? (I don’t want her body to breakdown on her)
4. I had an ultra sound with my doctor, the results showed no fibrosis or cysts, however she said I have a small uterus, is that an issue? She said it was nothing, comparable to women having different breast sizes, but still, I’m wondering.
Hi. Honey, you must relax and put this in perspective. It’s really not such a big deal. Yeah, sure, obviously you don’t want a fibroid. But it’s not the end of the world. It would be a shame to worry for decades about this problem, especially since you might never have this problem and also the technology in 20 or 30 years will be far more sophisticated than it is now.
1. Yeah, there might be some familial component to fibroids, and yes, women of African descent may have geater risk than others. But that’s not destiny–as you have said, your grandmother didn’t have fibroids, yet your mother did.
2. There are a lot of potential explanations for what causes it. Actually, there are a whole bunch of women’s problems that have become very common in the past 50 years, and everyone wants to know why–like PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian and uterine cancers, etc. I can say with confidence that eating right and exercising will pay you dividends in health for the rest of your life. The meat that we eat all has a lot of hormones in it, as well as toxins, and because animals are at the top of the food chain, they have much greater concentrations of hormones than plants do. All this means plants may be safer. But the jury is still out on whether or not this is true. Birth control pills MAY help to prevent fibroids, by balancing your hormones better. But the jury is still out.
Also, as of now, there are better treatments for fibroids than uterine removal, like uterine artery embolization (UAE). They may not have been able to do that for your mom because her fibroids were too bad, and the techniques are fairly new, but in 20 or 30 years, they’ll have much greater capabilities, with much greater abiity to do microsurgery, too. so I bet if you do get fibroids, they will be able to remove the fibroids without removing your uterus. It’s just that nowadays, docs assume that if you’ve already completed childbearing, then the uterus is just a waste of space and a potential cancer risk. Which is an appalling attitude. Since you’re young and starting out in a career, maybe you would be interested in making your concerns into a career? You could be a nutrition counselor. Or an advocate for women’s health, so docs stop looking at women’s body parts as disposable waste?
3. Yes, you can be a virile, attractive old lady. Look at Helen Mirren, who is in her 60s: http://www.kzoz.com/jeff-and-jeremy/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/helen-mirren-bikini-ggilf.jpg
If you take care of yourself, dont’ smoke, don’t drink, and eat right, you too can look like that in your 60s. Actually, you may look better! People of European descent tend to have thinner skin than all the rest of the human population of the world. What that means is that white people tend to wrinkle more (and scar less). Check out Ernestine Shepherd, a 73 year old bodybuilder: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mess-ernestine-shepherd-body-building-grandma-benches-150/story?id=10480184
As for your mom: she’s fine. The uterus doesn’t make any hormones and it doesn’t affect aging in any way. The ovaries have important hormones in them. Her body won’t break down on her.
4. Don’t worry about that. like the doctor said, it’s nothing to worry about. Half the women have a uterus smaller than average, and half have a uterus larger than average.
You need to adjust your internal health alarm system. Right now it’s ultrasensitive. But you’re normal and have nothing to worry about. If it continues to bother you, then put your fears to good use by being constructive in your career choice, for example. Good luck.
Did somebody can recomend a good Gyno in area 75063 (Irving, Coppell, Lewisville, Carrollton, Grapevine)?
Or a free site to find a good specialist doctor, Recommendations from patients.
I have uterine fibrosis, and ovarian follicle maybe a complex ovarian cyst. Abdominal pain, mild, almost all the time. I did an ultrasound and a CT.
I go to Dr. Gary Rose in Lewisville. He is in the professional building attached to Lewisville Medical Center. I have went to him for years. He just did surgery on me and it went much better than expected. He is awesome. His phone number is 972-420-1470.
MY period brownish colored and clots is that normal?
Im on my early 30′s i haven’t have no kids yet ,dx with uterine fibrosis anyway i had my period yesterday but it came red-brown with small clots when i go to pee and today same thing happen but more brownish n clots in the bathroom i’m just wasting kotex and i always have chills come from my ovaries PLEASE HELP
It’s agreed, time to go to the wonderful world of the gyno and have the torture items used on us women that I’m so sure men created!
At any rate, all sarcasm aside, brown blood is old blood, red/dark red/pinkish is the newer blood. Whereas you started out with the brownish clots, it sounds as if the clots were old and blocking your uterine wall discharge up until you were able to pass the old uterine wall discharge. Clots can sometimes stop a normal cycle if they can’t pass, hence next cycle the brownish color that you’re indicating is most likely the old clots breaking down enough to pass through and allow your cycle to go back to normal.
Either way, especially as you have been diagnosed with uterine fibrosis, you may want to journal note what you’ve had so far, and what else you pass and get in to see your doc asap with the list of symptoms and concerns.
It’s not unheard of by the way as it’s happened more often than once on my account.
Good luck to you!
How long have you been TTC?
Anyone for over a year or almost 2 yrs? Are you doing any treatments of any kind?
We have been TTC for 19 months now. I have been diagnosed with mild PCOS although I ovulate regularly, my left tube is abnormal..right now I am functioning with only my right tube, I have a uterine polyp, and just found out I am a cystic fibrosis carrier. I’ve doen 5 rounds of Clomid…all failed. I am having surgery May 5 to remove the polyp and to see if the left tube can be fixed. We are praying my hubby is not a carrier for cystic fibrosis, if he is our child would have a 1 in 4 chance of having the disease. We find out his results in several more days. I have NUMEROUS friends and family who are pregnant that was either by accident or not trying and I’m not sure I can take anymore, although I am excited about having a niece on the way = )
Whats your story? = )
Respiration Digestion review questions?
Disorders Review Sheet
Bronchitis Cystic Fibrosis Emphysema Pertussis Pneumonia
1. Viral or bacterial infection of lungs causing sputum of pus or blood.
2. genetic condition casing production of thick, gooey mucus in respiratory
tract; death causes in most cases by blocked respiratory passages.
3. degenerative condition characterized by broken alveoli
4. infection of bronchial tubes, may lead to pneumonia if untreated.
5. bacterial infection of lungs characterized by intense coughing.
Colitis Dysentery Hepatitis Stenosis
6. inflammation of small and large intestines, caused by drinking polluted
7. inflammation of liver, viral, most common forms are A, B, and C
8. chronic inflammation of large intestines causing diarrhea or constipation
9. a narrowing if the intestines
Polycystic Kidney Disease Respiratory Acidosis Urinary Tract
10. caused by hypoventilation, body cannot remove enough CO2
11. bacterial infection within urethra, usually caused by E. coli
12. genetic, cyst develop along renal tubules causing nephron/kidney failure
Chlamydia Endometriosis Gonorrhea Hydrocele Prostate
13. endometrial tissue grows outside uterus causing extreme pain
14. STD caused by bacteria, causes PID, affects epithelial cells in
genital/anal area + throat and eyes
15. swelling of scrotum due to excess fluids
16. cancer of gland, initial signs include problems urinating in male
17. bacterial caused STD, some forms will affect lymph nodes; young
women at higher risk
Ectopic Pregnancy Placenta Previa Toxemia
18. part of placenta tears away from uterine wall
19. high blood pressure during pregnancy
20. pregnancy progressing within fallopian tube
im ot a med student … my professor never goes over the answers for our test!!! thats why i need the answers
yeah… you can’t use yahoo answers to get yourself through medical school… after seeing this, I am afraid to ever get sick or get hurt, because people that work like this may end up being the people that treat me.