Frequently Asked Questions

When a couple is unable to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for one year if the lady is less than 35 years of age or 6 months if the lady is more than 35 years of age.If there is other underlying problem you need to seek help earlier.

Out of every seven couples one couple encounters this problem.

The help from a fertility specialist provides hope for conception. It enables them to know about the various treatment modalities for conceiving.

Yes, both partners should visit the doctor as it helps them understand the problems better.

No, infertility is not only a woman’s problem. Both man and woman contribute to it equally.

The factors which affect the female fertility are:-
1.Age: - The women are delaying pregnancy until their thirties –forties.A lady >35 years of age has difficulty in conceiving and this enhances her miscarriage rates. It also increases her chances of having a child with genetic abnormalities.
2.Lifestyle: - Smoking,sedentary lifestyleand overweight decreasesthe chances of conception

A thorough history of the couple is taken. Based on the historyand duration of infertility,the couple is advised to undergo investigations for the treatment of infertility.

A woman should have proper functioning of the ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus and the brain(HPO axis). The defect in any one of them causes difficulty in conception.

A lady who has regular cycles releases an egg every month from one of its two ovaries which is an essential contributing factor in conception. Ovulation is predicted by an LH kit.

The ovarian factors which cause infertility are:-
1. Disturbances in ovulation-PCOS, excessive exercise, stress
2. Decrease reserve in the ovary- birth defects, medical, surgical causes, cancer treatment.
3. Absence of egg in the ovary-premature ovarian insufficiency,menopause.