What is infertility?
Although conceiving a child may seem to be simple and natural, the physiological process is quite complicated. Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after one year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control and depends on the proper function of many factors, including the production of healthy sperm and eggs, unblocked fallopian tubes and adequate embryo quality, among others.
What are the symptoms?
The main symptom of infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a year of trying. Changes in the menstrual cycle and ovulation may be a symptom of a disease related to infertility.
What treatment options are available?
Treatment options depend on the cause of your infertility. Lifestyle changes, medication, surgery, or assisted reproductive technology (ART) may be recommended. Several different treatments may be combined to improve results. Infertility often can be successfully treated even if no cause is found.