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Unexplained Infertility


Infertility can be a challenging experience for couples who want to start a family. When a couple struggles to conceive despite multiple attempts, it can take a significant emotional and psychological toll on them.

Unexplained Infertility, a term often used by specialists, refers to the condition of infertility where no clear cause has been identified. It affects around 10 to 15% of couples trying to conceive, leaving them confused and distressed.

What is Unexplained Infertility?

what is unexplained infertility

Unexplained Infertility is a condition where both partners have no apparent medical issues related to fertility, but they have been unable to conceive a baby even after repeated attempts.

The cause for unexplained infertility is not well understood, and it is often classified as a diagnosis of exclusion.

When a couple is diagnosed with unexplained infertility, the standard fertility tests have revealed no abnormalities, and they are considered fertile on paper.

However, due to unexplained infertility, they are unable to achieve a successful pregnancy. It can cause feelings of helplessness, frustration, and hopelessness, especially when no viable explanation is found.

Unexplained Infertility Symptoms

Symptoms of infertility updated

Unexplained Infertility is a condition where both partners have no apparent medical issues related to fertility, but they have been unable to conceive a baby even after repeated attempts.

However, some couples may experience symptoms that may suggest the presence of unexplained infertility. The most common symptoms of unexplained infertility are:

  1. Irregular menstrual cycles: Women with unexplained infertility may have irregular menstrual cycles, which may prevent ovulation or make it difficult to determine the fertile window.
  2. Irregular ovulation: Infrequent or absence of ovulation can be a symptom of unexplained infertility, making it harder to conceive.
  3. Sperm abnormalities: Male partners may have a low sperm count or an abnormal sperm shape, which may contribute to the difficulty in conceiving.
  4. Age: As women age, the quality and quantity of their eggs decrease, making it harder to conceive. Age can be a significant factor even in the case of unexplained infertility. 

Read More: Age Related Infertility

It is important to note that these symptoms do not necessarily indicate the presence of unexplained infertility, and a proper diagnosis by a specialist is necessary to rule out any other underlying conditions. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you have been trying to conceive for more than a year without any success, it is advisable to consult with an infertility specialist to determine the cause and possible treatment options.

Unexplained Infertility Diagnosis and Testing Procedures

Diagnosis and treatment of infertility

When a couple presents with symptoms of infertility, the first step is to seek help from an infertility specialist, such as Dr. Supriya Puranik, a highly skilled infertility specialist in Pune.

Dr. Puranik understands the emotional turmoil associated with infertility and can provide the best possible care and support to couples.

The diagnosis of unexplained infertility is based on standard fertility tests and procedures, such as semen analysis, hormonal tests, pelvic ultrasound, and hysterosalpingography (HSG).

A detailed history will also be taken, including any previous medical conditions, surgeries, or medications. Reviewing any lifestyle factors that may impact fertility, such as exposure to environmental toxins or smoking is crucial.

Unexplained Infertility Treatment

There are several treatment options available for couples facing unexplained infertility to improve their chances of conception. These treatments aim to address potential underlying issues and enhance the natural fertility process.

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): IUI involves placing specially washed and prepared sperm directly into the woman’s uterus during her fertile period. This procedure helps increase the chances of sperm reaching the egg, improving the likelihood of fertilization. Read more about IUI procedure in detail.
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): IVF is a highly effective assisted reproductive technology where eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then carefully selected and transferred back into the woman’s uterus, increasing the likelihood of pregnancy. 
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): ICSI is used in conjunction with IVF and involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg to facilitate fertilization, particularly in cases of male infertility issues.
  • Laparoscopy: In some cases, laparoscopy may be recommended to investigate and possibly treat conditions like endometriosis or adhesions that could be contributing to infertility. 
  • Fertility Medications: Certain medications may be prescribed to stimulate ovulation and increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and reducing stress, can positively impact fertility.

It is essential for couples experiencing unexplained infertility to consult with a fertility specialist like Dr. Supriya Puranik to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on your individual circumstances and medical history.

Get in Touch:

If you or your loved one is struggling with Unexplained Infertility, we are here to help. Dr. Supriya Puranik is an experienced infertility specialist who can provide expert advice, diagnosis, and treatment.

Please feel free to reach out to us on +91 – 7502519999 to schedule an appointment or for any further inquiries. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care and helping couples in their fertility journey.

About Doctor


Dr. Supriya Puranik

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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