Infertility is more common than you think. Check out this list of causes.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a hormonal imbalance within the endocrine system that causes infertility in women. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 10 women experience PCOS.
Irregular ovulation occurs when a woman ovulates at inconsistent times or doesn’t ovulate at all during a menstrual cycle. For a healthy pregnancy to be achieved, the ovaries must release an egg that can be fertilized by sperm at a specific time.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow in other places, like the ovaries, behind the uterus, or in the fallopian tubes causing blockages and preventing sperm and eggs to fertilize.
Uterine fibroids are sometimes seen as representative of other health concerns, but these growths are noncancerous in nature. On the other hand, the presence of uterine fibroids can influence the odds of getting pregnant or the success of maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Waiting to get pregnant
For many women, simply waiting to get pregnant is a huge contributor to infertility. According to specialists, age is a growing cause of fertility problems and about one-third of couples trying to conceive when the woman is over 35 have difficulties.