Age-Related Infertility: Understanding the Causes and Treatment Options
Age-related infertility is becoming increasingly common as women wait longer to start families.
To understand age-related infertility, it’s important to have some basic knowledge of female reproductive anatomy. The ovaries contain thousands of follicles, each housing an immature egg. Each month, one follicle matures and releases an egg into the fallopian tubes. If a sperm fertilizes the egg, it implants in the thick lining of the uterus and grows into a fetus.
As women age, the quality and quantity of eggs decline, resulting in decreased fertility. This decline starts around age 30 and becomes more pronounced after age 35. In addition, other age-related changes can affect fertility, such as decreased cervical mucus production and thinning of the uterine lining.
Signs of Age-Related Infertility
Several signs could indicate age-related infertility, including:
- Irregular periods
- Heavy or painful menstruation
- Previous miscarriages
- Inability to conceive after trying for 6-12 months
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek the advice of a qualified & experienced infertility specialist.
Diagnosing Age-Related Infertility
If a fertility expert suspects age-related infertility, she will perform various tests to diagnose the issue. These tests may include the following:
- Blood tests to check hormone levels
- Ultrasounds to examine the ovaries and uterus
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to check for blockages in the fallopian tubes
Interpreting these test results determines the root cause of infertility before recommending a treatment plan.
Treatment Options for Age-Related Infertility
The treatment options for age-related infertility vary depending on the individual case. The range of treatments available includes:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves removing eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing them in a lab before transferring the embryo(s) into the uterus.
- Donor eggs – If a woman’s eggs are of poor quality or have a low ovarian reserve, using donor eggs may be an option.
- Fertility medications – These medications stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs.
- Surgery – In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct structural issues preventing pregnancy.
At our fertility clinic, we work closely with each patient to determine the best course of treatment for their specific needs.
Approach to Treatment: Individualized Care
Dr. Supriya Puranik has a personalized approach to treating age-related infertility. She understands that each patient is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan. After the diagnosis, she will work closely with the patient to determine the best course of treatment.
We provide end-to-end support and guidance during treatment to help patients feel comfortable and informed. She also incorporates holistic, complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and nutrition counselling, to optimize the chances of success.
We prioritize patient care and work tirelessly to ensure each patient receives the best possible treatment. They are dedicated to helping patients overcome age-related infertility and start or grow their families.
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Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist
Often known as the last glimmer of hope for people who have lost all hope for conceiving a child, Dr. Supriya Puranik is a leading gynaecologist, high-risk obstetrician and Head of IVF & Gynaecology department at Ankura Hospital, Pune
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