This is a term that is used widely and refers to causes of infertility that are not able to be identified. This is very common if a couple has undergone much, if not all of the recommended testing and are the told that everything is "normal". Close to 25 % of all infertile couples are given the diagnosis of unexplained infertility.
While it is indeed good news to be told that everything is "clear" after extensive testing, the unknown cause of infertility can remain a significant and frustrating problem. The main question that needs to be answered at this point is - "what do we do next?"
Causes of unexplained infertility can may include the following (but not limited to):
- heavy metal toxicity
- physiological stress
- nutritional deficiency
- low cervical mucous
- inaccurate timing of sexual intercourse
- a pre-existing health issue
- uterine fibroids
- ovarian cysts
If a woman's hormones are not balanced or if her menstrual cycle is imbalanced, pregnancy can not occur and if a pregnancy does take place, the risk of a miscarriage is much higher. If a woman has menstrual cycle irregularities, this is commonly a sign of hormonal imbalances as well as other serious fertility issues requiring the support of a fertility Doctor. Some of the horomones involved in fertility are listed below:
- Thyroid Hormones (T4 and T3)
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
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