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Hi, I’m new here and I hope you’ll give me some advice! I'm 36, married, we have no children, but we really want to become parents. We've been TTC for 2 yrs and nothing. I haven't got pregnant even once. I had zero miscarriages. We’ve never tried ivf. I think maybe it's time for us to see a specialist. At the same time I'm so scared to hear a verdict that I'm infertile. I'm almost 100% sure that I'm the reason of our long and unsuccessful TTC. DH has a child from previous relationships. So he's fertile and everything ok with him. I understand that waiting and wasting time will give nothing. I know we have to seek help. But as I've mentioned already I'm very scared. What if I'm infertile? What if doctors say we have zero chances to conceive? How to cope with such diagnosis? 24/7 I'm thinking what can be a reason that I can't get pregnant. I know I'm not young, but I'm not overweight, I don't smoke/drink... What can be a reason of inability to conceive? I'm sorry I know these questions have been already asked thousands times. I understand my situation isn't something new and unusual... But please talk to me, because I'm going crazy. I relly need some advice. Thanks.
I’m sorry you couldn’t conceive during these years. I completely agree with you! There is no time to waste. Both you and your DH should start thinking about next step. If you are under 35 and you and your partner have been trying for a year, talk to your doctor about undergoing fertility testing to find the cause. If you are older than 35 and have been trying for at least 6 months, experts recommend that you consult a doctor. Of course, anytime you have concerns - regardless of your age - you should talk to your doctor. Unfortunately about one in ten couples experience infertility. The good news is that the majority of infertility cases can be treated, whether by addressing the cause or by methods such as ivf, de ivf, surrogacy etc. For women, there are several conditions and factors that cause most of the cases of infertility. Let's start with age. It's the single most important determining factor for a successful and healthy pregnancy. When a woman is around age 35, her egg quality and quantity decline significantly. To put it into perspective, a 25-year-old healthy woman may have a 30 percent chance of pregnancy trying the good old-fashioned way, a 38-year-old woman has a 10 percent chance, and a 42-year-old woman has only a 1 percent chance. Aside from age, one of the most common causes of female infertility is infrequent ovulation. This is often the result of hormonal problems or conditions such as pcos, in which a woman produces excess male hormones and does not ovulate regularly. Fallopian tube blockage is another possible culprit. Blockage is typically the result of scarring, from a pelvic infection, a previous ectopic pregnancy, or surgeries such as appendectomy or removal of ovarian cysts (a prior abortion rarely affects fertility). Some women are also prone to developing growths called fibroids or polyps in the uterus; this may block fallopian tubes or lead to infertility and miscarriages. Hun, my advice to you will be to go to a specialist asap. Don’t waste time on googling causes of infertility because only doctor can make a proper diagnosis. Good luck!
I think it’s already time for both you and your DH to see a doctor. Don’t be afraid! It’s better to face the problem and start doing something about it. If you're worried about how long it's taking to get pregnant, your first stop may be your ob-gyn or family doctor. They can perform basic tests to determine whether you're ovulating normally or may be experiencing problems with your fallopian tubes, ovaries, or uterus. While your regular doctor may be able to prescribe drugs that jump-start ovulation or perform outpatient procedures to treat fibroids or endometriosis, for example, you'll need to see a specialist for more complex procedures like IVF. Women 35 or older, or who know they have health conditions that may affect fertility, may choose to bypass their own doctors and head straight to an RE. You usually don't need a referral to visit a reproductive endocrinologist. Start by asking your current ob-gyn or family physician, friends, or family members for a referral. During your first phone call or visit, ask the doctor or office staff about costs, insurance coverage, and payment plans. Infertility testing and treatment require a big commitment from you and your doctor. You'll want to make sure you've chosen someone you're comfortable with and trust with important emotional and financial decisions.
Dear you're not alone! The longer you wait to seek help, the more challenging conception becomes. But with comprehensive treatment, most couples can become biological parents one way or another. The first step toward overcoming fertility issues is to understand what the label "infertile" really means. The technical definition of infertility for women under 35 is an inability to get pregnant after one year of trying; for women over 35, it applies after six months of attempting to conceive. Women tend to face a wider variety of roadblocks on the way to conception. As previous poster has already mentioned, about 25 percent of infertility issues are due to blocked tubes. That could be a result of pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or ectopic pregnancy. Another 25 percent of issues are due to ovulatory dysfunction. Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is another common condition, in which the ovaries stop functioning properly in women under 40. Another 10 percent of female-related infertility is attributable to abnormalities in the uterus that require surgical correction. These commonly include uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths within the uterus, or structural problems with the uterus. But in roughly 20 to 25 percent of infertility cases, the cause is completely unknown. That means all tests are normal and the cause is likely related to age in one or both partners.

Only your doctor can tell you the cause and prognosis for your situation, but there are often several treatment options. IVF can be particularly effective in treating absent or blocked fallopian tubes or low sperm counts, but it's better to attempt it sooner rather than later. If IVF is unsuccessful and there are no issues with carrying a pregnancy, many women are excellent candidates for using donor eggs or embryos. For women who have enough eggs but cannot carry a pregnancy, implanting her eggs in a surrogate is another option. Wish you luck dear!
Sometimes it just happens. Imsorry to hear about all your struggles. It must have been really hard. I think it is time you see your doctor about this. You need to see what the problem is. You might be suffering from some sort of infertility. But don't worry. There is always a solution.
I'm sorry, sweety, you've found yourself here..Fertility issues suck, they ruin our ordinary life flow. and it's sometimes really hard to find the way through..2 yrs ttc is a lengthy time span. at your age it's advisable to seek for medical help after a year of strugglings. Let me answer some of your concerns.
What if I'm infertile? - You'll never know unless you pass all needed med tests and examinations. Those might include:
Rw, HBs, HCV, HIV, syphilis (made no more than 6 months before that)
TORCH infections (rubella and toxoplasmosis)
Vaginal discharge analysis
Karyotype analysis (termless)
Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
Complete Blood Count (CBC) made no more than 1 month before that
Biochemical blood count (bilirubin, AST, ALT, kreatinin, complete protein)
Koagulogram
LH (luteinizing hormone)
FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)
Vaginal and cervical canal swab (no more than 6 months before)
Microscopic examination of vaginal canal
Pelvic organs ultrasound
Breast ultrasound
Attending physician’s opinion
Anti-muller hormone test.
Your dr might expect the following analyses and examinations:
Rw (Wasserman test)
HBs
HCV
HIV (no more than 3 months before)
Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
Karyotype analysis (termless)
Spermogram (no more than 3 months)
ICSI screening.
What if doctors say we have zero chances to conceive? - Do not make those predictions. There are so many ways of treatments nowadays. You might be advised meds for ovulation, iui, ivf cycles, due to the problem foud you may use own or donor egg. There are PGD and PGS testings to figure out whether no problems are detected in your embryos...and many other options you can count on before expecting ''zero chance'' of conceiving.
How to cope with such diagnosis? - No special recepy here though. Get somehow distracted.
''24/7 I'm thinking what can be a reason that I can't get pregnant. I know I'm not young, but I'm not overweight, I don't smoke/drink... What can be a reason of inability to conceive?'' - Causes may include:~
Ovulation disorders, which affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. These include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Hyperprolactinemia, a condition in which you have too much prolactin - the hormone that stimulates breast milk production - may also interfere with ovulation. Either too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) can affect the menstrual cycle or cause infertility. Other underlying causes may include excessive exercise, eating disorders, injury or tumors.
Uterine or cervical abnormalities, including abnormalities with the opening of the cervix, polyps in the uterus or the shape of the uterus. Noncancerous (benign) tumors in the uterine wall (uterine fibroids) may rarely cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes. More often, fibroids interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Fallopian tube damage or blockage, often caused by inflammation of the fallopian tube (salpingitis). This can result from pelvic inflammatory disease, which is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection, endometriosis or adhesions.
Endometriosis, which occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, may affect the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause), when the ovaries stop working and menstruation ends before age 40. Although the cause is often unknown, certain factors are associated with early menopause, including immune system diseases, certain genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome or carriers of Fragile X syndrome, radiation or chemotherapy treatment, and smoking.
Pelvic adhesions, bands of scar tissue that bind organs after pelvic infection, appendicitis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery.
Don't panic, just wait for the testing results. Stay strong.
Martads290383 wrote:
If IVF is unsuccessful and there are no issues with carrying a pregnancy, many women are excellent candidates for using donor eggs or embryos. For women who have enough eggs but cannot carry a pregnancy, implanting her eggs in a surrogate is another option. Wish you luck dear!

Women under 35 using their own eggs for IVF have about a 40% chance of having a baby, but for women over 42 that chance drops to 4.5%. However, using donor eggs changes the picture entirely: the chances of having a baby through IVF increases to 49.6% when fresh donor eggs are used, for women of any childbearing age. When searching for an egg donor, the options can be overwhelming and expensive. Some fertility clinics have year long waiting lists to use a donor in their programs. Others limit your choices to their donors and their clinic alone. One of the best places to start is the place with high LIVE birth rates.
Go and talk with specialist and don't be afraid. Technology is very fast in now a days. You should concieve your baby with testtube babies.
Dinafoxx9cloud wrote:
Hi, I’m new here and I hope you’ll give me some advice! I'm 36, married, we have no children, but we really want to become parents. We've been TTC for 2 yrs and nothing. I haven't got pregnant even once. I had zero miscarriages. We’ve never tried ivf. I think maybe it's time for us to see a specialist. At the same time I'm so scared to hear a verdict that I'm infertile. I'm almost 100% sure that I'm the reason of our long and unsuccessful TTC. DH has a child from previous relationships. So he's fertile and everything ok with him. I understand that waiting and wasting time will give nothing. I know we have to seek help. But as I've mentioned already I'm very scared. What if I'm infertile? What if doctors say we have zero chances to conceive? How to cope with such diagnosis? 24/7 I'm thinking what can be a reason that I can't get pregnant. I know I'm not young, but I'm not overweight, I don't smoke/drink... What can be a reason of inability to conceive? I'm sorry I know these questions have been already asked thousands times. I understand my situation isn't something new and unusual... But please talk to me, because I'm going crazy. I relly need some advice. Thanks.

You know that you both are involved into successful ttc. Even the fact your dh has kids from previous marriage does not 100 % prove he's as wonderfully fertile as he used to be yrs ago. Male fertility requires that the testicles produce enough healthy sperm, and that the sperm is ejaculated effectively into the woman's vagina and travels to the egg. Tests for male infertility attempt to determine whether any of these processes are impaired. Your dh may have a general physical exam and some specific fertility tests including: Semen analysis. dr may ask for one or more semen specimens. A lab analyzes semen specimen. In some cases, sperm may be tested for in the urine. He may have a blood test to determine the level of testosterone and other male hormones. Genetic testing may be done to determine whether there's a genetic defect causing infertility. In select cases, a testicular biopsy may be performed to identify abnormalities contributing to infertility. and to retrieve sperm to use with assisted reproductive techniques, such as IVF. In rare cases, other tests to evaluate the quality of the sperm may be performed, such as evaluating a semen specimen for DNA abnormalities.
Ladies may have a general physical exam, including a regular gynecological exam. Specific fertility tests may include: A blood test which measures hormone levels to determine whether you're ovulating. Hysterosalpingography which evaluates the condition of your uterus and fallopian tubes. It also looks for blockages or other problems. Ovarian reserve testing helps determine the quality and quantity of the eggs available for ovulation. This approach often begins with hormone testing early in the menstrual cycle. Other hormone tests check levels of ovulatory hormones. As well as pituitary hormones that control reproductive processes. Pelvic ultrasound looks for uterine or fallopian tube disease.
On the basis of all the results dr is to decide on the best treatment plan for you.
Because many IVF statistics are split between the age groups of under 35 and older than 35, it can be tough to get a clear picture of just how successful IVF is for women in their early to mid-30s. For women of this age group, IVF is often recommended for a variety of reasons, including:
Diminished ovarian reserve: The number of eggs each woman has is determined in utero, far before they’ll ever need them. Scientists believe that most women start with around 7 million eggs, with that number dropping to only 300,000 by the beginning of puberty. As the body reabsorbs eggs or loses them to menstruation or pregnancy, this number declines.
Unfortunately, the rate at which eggs are reabsorbed by the body varies per woman, and although the average woman doesn’t reach menopause until close to 50, some women begin having a diminished ovarian reserve (essentially a low number of eggs) at an earlier age, making it more difficult to become pregnant.
Fertility issues related to a partner: Science now understands that infertility isn’t solely a woman’s issue. Many women have partners with their own fertility struggles that can make it difficult to conceive. IVF is a great tool at helping these couples conceive a baby.
Speeding up the chances of conception: As women age, so do their eggs, meaning that the rate of chromosomally abnormal eggs increases over time. For some women approaching their mid to later 30s, or who have a diminished ovarian reserve, the time it takes to get pregnant is important. IVF can help speed up this process so that it’s possible to conceive without spending years trying, and losing precious time.
Welcome to the forum, Dina! I deeply sympathize with you, dear. It's your right to wish for children. All I can tell from your post is that you tend to over think a lot. Please, don't stress yourself. This can also be a reason for the delay. I know that you're upset, but please don't risk your health. Visit an OB as soon as possible. Don't be scared. Even if you're declared infertile, there isn't any reason to be upset. Nowadays there are a lot of advanced methods which help you in getting pregnant. Infertility can be treated, this you have to keep in mind. Being afraid might just waste time, which you shouldn't. Be a strong woman and go for it. Good luck!
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