Conceive a child in some cases is not simple—even if the couple is not suffering from any identified infertility factors. These intended parents need to visit a fertility specialist to get help diagnosing what is the right way for conception.
Fertility experts will do all the diagnostic tests—including hormonal screenings, uterine cavity evaluation, ultrasound imaging, and semen analysis—to analyse the cause of unidentified infertility. Although these tests usually reveal what the problem is, but, what happens when they don’t show any issue? Today, one in five couples experiences unexplained infertility or idiopathic infertility and should learn how to begin on the way to parenthood with restricted knowledge.
Let’s take a closer look at the unexplained infertility issues and how one can continue their journey toward parenthood after the diagnosis.
First, understand that unexplained infertility is a diagnosis of elimination, where the fertility specialist has performed all the tests and can’t seem to pinpoint the proper problem. You have simply been not able to conceive, despite not having a problem.
Therefore, after diagnosis the doctor runs a complete fertility evaluation of both the partners. Tests are related to the following problems.
- You don’t have any severe uterine fertility issues (hysteroscopy test).
- You have regular ovulation or periods.
- You have healthy and open fallopian tubes.
- You have healthy ovarian reserves
- Your partner has a healthy sperm count, shape and motility.
If all of the aforementioned are not explored, a diagnosis of unexplained infertility is termed premature. It is, therefore, important to talk with your doctor and assure all the above tests have been taken.
What are your treatment options?
For couples that can’t conceive despite trying for over a year and are diagnosed with no reproductive problem, there are various fertility treatment options available to them to overcome unexplained infertility. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) can support you to fulfil your dream of becoming a parent. The most common and effective treatment conceive options for unexplained infertility are:
- In vitro fertilisation
- Intrauterine insemination
- Surrogacy and/or egg donation by a third party
To know more about the problem and treatments, get in touch with Santaan today…