Infertility when should you Seek Medical help

Doctors generally agree that you only start contemplating medical treatment when you have been trying to get pregnant for a long period. This is if you have been having regular intercourse and have not been using any birth control pills. For women under the age of 35 years, the recommended trial period is at least one year, while six months is the length one should try if they are above 35 years.

It is also advised to seek prior medical help where there are risks that you may have lower chances of conceiving. This may be either due to family infertility history or other medical episodes, which point that you should see a doctor.

While trying for at least a year is the general position, for women closer to menopause, seeking early intervention is not arguable. This is because fertility for women sharply starts falling after 35 years. For women below 30 years, some doctors actually talk about trying for two years before seeing a doctor. A different position is taken from the medical perspective that the problem may be with the man and not the woman. Previously, most people believed that reproductive faults could only be with a woman. However, medical evidence has proven that both equally account for inability to conceive. Therefore, help should be sought to determine that the man’s sperm are being well delivered into the woman’s reproductive system and are healthy.

Seeking medical help before trying

Other factors may be a cause of early alarm. Where a woman experiences any of the following, they should seek medical help: lots of pain during menstrual periods or intercourse, abnormal menstrual cycle, acne or excess facial or body hair, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection in the reproductive organs (usually the fallopian tube), surgery on your reproductive organs such as a cone biopsy of the cervix, more than one miscarriage and where your partner has an abnormal sperm analysis. They do not spell infertility, but they increase the chances. On top of these, diseases and other family health problems in one’s family may require them to see a doctor, especially if the same affects fertility.

Secondary infertility

Whereas primary infertility is what scares most people, secondary infertility happens to be just as rampant. It is possible to conceive easily with the first child yet experience difficulties with getting pregnant for a second time. This may be as a result of different things. It may be an infection of the reproductive system that arose after your first pregnancy, age or a disease that affects fertility. It is however established that medical help will more likely intervene successfully in secondary infertility than in primary infertility.

In all these, none of the two spells doom. With the developments in this field, medication, surgery, artificial insemination and assisted reproductive technologies have brought hope. The thing to consider is the health consequences and ethical issues arising from whatever treatment one settles for. As to exactly when to seek help, give it enough time but do not delay too long.