… 12 Things That Affect a Woman’s Fertility

10. Autoimmune Disorder


Imbalanced hormones may be caused by an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune diseases may include lupus, diabetes, thyroid disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor can prescribe medications and treatments specific to the requirements of your particular autoimmune disorder.

11. Fallopian Tube Disease

20 percent of all infertility cases treated are the result of Fallopian tube disease according to the National Infertility Association. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are often the cause of the blockage of the Fallopian tubes. If you have a history of an STD such as gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia, you may be at risk of infertility.

If you notice any pelvic pain, unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge not associated with a fever or have ever undergone surgery to repair a ruptured appendix, the removal of an ovarian cyst or have undergone an entopic pregnancy, you may experience infertility.

Your doctor can conduct a simple x-ray to determine if the Fallopian tube is obstructed and can also verify whether you uterus is in good health. It is important that your doctor knows your full history in order to know what to look for and can also save you from the pain of undergoing more invasive procedures.

12. Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian Cysts are often benign and can require removal to relieve blockage, pain and pressure. If the cyst has taken over a large portion of the ovary, it is likely that the ovary be removed however having only 1 functioning ovary can still yield conception so don’t worry if your doctor discovers an ovarian cyst

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