There are almost 500 women around the world, trying to conceive every minute. Some are lucky, while others are simply ignorant. A lot of women are not totally aware of the cause- is it the wrong position, a hormonal imbalance or could it be a medical condition? Where there is a difference in having sex and making babies, not every case of infertility could be related with just sex.

Here’s taking a look at medical conditions that can hinder and at times impair the chances of conceiving.

One of the most common diseases that affect the reproductive organ is Endometriosis, in which, cells that naturally mark the uterine cavity starts growing outside the uterus. This could further lead to ovulatory aberrations. If you experience regular menstrual cramps and heavy flow and have problems conceiving, you might be suffering from Endometriosis, but remember that the symptoms alone are not entirely conclusive.

There isn’t any dearth of advice on how to get pregnant, but very few deal with zeroing in on identification of medical conditions as a rather widespread cause. Fibroids, or tumors that form along the uterine wall prevents the embryo from being implanted on the uterine wall and thus could lead to infertility. However, 97% of women with Fibroids can easily conceive.

Unfortunately, some women are also born with an abnormally developed uterus. A good example would be the bicornuate uterus malformation, in which the uterus is shaped like a heart rather than the natural pear shape; giving less space to the embryo to grow.

Not just diseases and deficiencies, but even treatments can postpone your dream of starting a family. Women treated for cancer, are biologically fit to conceive after a certain time frame but chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery such as hysterectomy (an integral part of a certain cancer treatment procedure) and bone marrow transplantation could trigger infertility.

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome- a condition in which the ovaries tend to produce male hormones in excess, is a common cause for infertility, not to mention its other health implications like diabetes and endometrial cancer.

Although, reproducing is largely dependent on the women, men too could reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant. An unhealthy lifestyle characterized by heavy drinking, smoking and weight issues lowers the sperm count considerably, even common diseases like Diabetes has a profound influence on the number of motile sperms.

A lot of men cannot hold back and ejaculate prematurely or at times the sperm production in itself could be much below average due to infections or genetic defects. Undescended testicles, or a condition in which the testicles are not in the scrotum, could also be one of the causes for male infertility but it can be treated with either hormonal injections or surgery for a normal pregnancy in the female partner.

A reduction in the level of testosterone, lingering groin injury, kidney and heart conditions and even side effects of certain treatments like the urinary tract surgery could lead to impotency on a temporary basis.

Most women medical problems related to pregnancy can be treated over time and there have been millions of mothers who have conceived after a little help and constant faith, you can too!

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