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What Are Some of the Causes of Infertility in Women?

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It’s not news to meet a couple who’ve been struggling for years to get a child with no success. A child of your own is always a source of happiness, and not getting one can be stressful. Most people don’t understand that there are several causes of female fertility, and most of them have rather easy solutions.

Infertility refers to the situation under which a woman is unable to conceive. Some confuse this to not being able to hold a pregnancy to term. Constant miscarriages is different from not being able to get pregnant and different situations cause the two. The condition results from a couple of reasons such as lifestyle, overweight, stress, and other natural factors beyond human control. If you’re unsuccessfully trying to conceive, below might be the reasons why you’re failing.

Abnormal cervical mucus

Abnormal cervical mucus becomes one of the possible causes of infertility. The condition is so severe, thus rated as the most cause of infertility by most medical studies. How does it hinder fertility? The cervix produces a fluid known as cervical mucus that enables the sperms to survive in the woman’s vagina, and this may be noted in a fertile woman.

A woman with abnormal cervical mucus finds it difficult to conceive. The mucus hinders the passage of sperms, preventing them from meeting the female ovum, hence cause of infertility. Although it is not clear enough about this condition’s treatment, it can be partially controlled by uterine insemination. Only your doctor can know if this is the cause of your infertility as you can’t self-diagnose.

Tubal problems

This one of the major hindrances to conceiving involves the blocking of the fallopian tube, preventing sperms from fertilising the egg. Many reasons cause’ tubal issues and some of them include the affection of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis.

The condition can be severe, and when proper attention not taken, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory, which is one of the dangerous situations in women’s fertility. Tubal problems can be treated through fallopian tube surgery. But prevention is better than cure. When you avoid all the causes of the sexually transmitted infections, then the chances of tubal issues will be minimal.

Unhealthy body weight

Are you aware that being overweight or underweight is one of the courses of infertility in women? Women with obesity have the highest chances of not only infertility but also miscarriage. We’ll know what causes unhealthy body weights. But to remind you, eating disorders such as anorexia, low-calorie, and even restrictive diet become a significant cause of unhealthy body weight.

Fortunately, these conditions are not permanent. Practice the right measures for losing or gaining weight to restore your fertility. Vigorous exercises such as gym become essential in this case since it will ensure it reduce the excess fat for the required body weight. If you’re underweight, talk to a nutrition expert for proper guidance on your diet needs and activity levels.

Ovulation problems

Many women become infertile due to ovulation issues, and some don’t even think it’s a problem to worry about. The problem is caused by polycystic ovary syndrome. Polycystic is one of the hormonal imbalances that alter the regular ovulation in women. Ovulation issues can result in both ovary failure and ovulation problems. It affects the release of eggs hence preventing chances of conceiving.

Fortunately, ovulation issues are not the end of fertility, and still, you have room to solve the issue. It is treatable through diagnosis and other medical practices. If you become ill of this condition, don’t fail to visit a doctor for diagnosis treatment.

Uterine abnormalities

Uterine abnormality is a critical condition that results in infertility in women. The condition is said to have a significant effect on the implantation of the fertilised ovum. Also, it leads to fibroids, a muscular tissue that develops in the uterus wall. This is highly associated with women’s reproductive problems, and therefore, if proper attention not taken, it may lead to both miscarriage and infertility.

No condition is permanent, with medical support; it is easy to restore your normal fertility chances. Visit the fertility doctor when the need for uterine medication needs.

Age issues

Waiting until you get old to conceive may result in total infertility. According to the women’s health report, the record account that about 80% of women get children at the age of over 30 years old. Besides, the record also says that about over 80% of the same women have miscarriage problems, and others failed to conceive.  

Some of the studies recommend for women to have children in the early 20s as this is considered the peak of fertility where the female eggs are still fertile to conceive. Moreover, an older woman has the highest chances to have genetic abnormalities that result in health conditions such as Down syndrome, high chances of miscarriage, among others. Plan to have kids at a younger age when you’re still very fertile.

Mode of feeding

Eating more than your body needs causes not only weight gain but also infertility. Don’t eat more than your body needs to function and only end up accumulating excess fat. Keep off all the unnecessary sugary foods and snacks that will accumulate excess calories in the body. Also, some of the feeding diets are not recommended since they cause infertility in women.

Therefore, you still have room for improvement, adapt for healthy feeding, and visit the dietitian for proper recommendations. Google is also a good solution if you’re looking for a proper feeding habit and diets that can improve your fertility.


As you can see, some of the causes of infertility can be controlled, while others are just works of nature. Either way, always talk to your doctor, gynecologist or contact Solis Labs to find solutions to problems that you suspect can cause infertility. With all this knowledge, all we can do is wishing you all the best on your journey to becoming the next mother in town.

Ellen Diamond did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and wellness.

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