Category Archives: Female Factor

Do ovarian cysts need to be removed to become pregnant?

A widespread condition in female health is the prevalence of ovarian cysts. Usually these cysts are small and have no symptoms. They are common in women of child bearing age. There are different types of cyst: –   Functional: they are formed as a result of menstruation for two general reasons. First, when the follicle that has to open to release an egg doesn’t open correctly (follicular cyst) and, second, because once the follicle has released the egg it closes … Continue reading Do ovarian cysts need to be removed to become pregnant?

We can help you find out your ovarian reserve

The first stage before beginning assisted reproduction treatment is to undergo testing to assess the fertility and general health of the affected person, and her partner’s – if she has a partner. Some of these tests will enable the ovarian reserve to be calculated, and the success rates of in vitro fertilisation can then be estimated. What markers are used to measure the ovarian reserve? Age: A woman’s age is a determining factor in ascertaining the ovarian reserve. In effect, … Continue reading We can help you find out your ovarian reserve

Infertility due to Hormonal Causes

We’re used to reading about the importance of lifestyle and diet for health. We also know that these habits have a positive effect on the chances of being able to get pregnant.  Together with diet, hormonal changes are a factor of maximum control in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dietary disorders and hormonal abnormalities stem from the endocrine system, which also regulates fertility. Thyroid disease or diabetes which affects both men and women, and polycystic ovary syndrome which affects … Continue reading Infertility due to Hormonal Causes

Repeated miscarriages. What are they? Why do they occur? How are they treated?

The Spanish Fertility Society defines recurring miscarriage as the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies before week twenty. However, if one or two miscarriages have already occurred, the chances of having a repeated miscarriage are greater in comparison with women who have not had a miscarriage. At this point those affected are recommended to get tested. Sometimes early miscarriage goes undetected as it is considered to be just a delay in menstruation. Moreover, in most cases a one-off miscarriage … Continue reading Repeated miscarriages. What are they? Why do they occur? How are they treated?

Thyroid hormones and their effect on female fertility

The thyroid gland is found in the front of the neck and is regulated by the pituitary gland, another endocrine gland in the brain. The thyroid gland controls metabolism and affects vital functions in the body, which include the frequency of menstrual cycles, pregnancy and a baby’s metabolism during its development. Thyroid hormones -thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) – are produced by the thyroid gland. These hormones interact with reproductive hormones like oestrogen and progesterone to ensure the proper functioning … Continue reading Thyroid hormones and their effect on female fertility

I don’t have a partner but I want to be a mother

  “I don’t have a partner but I want to be a mother” These words are likely to sound familiar. Different types of people go to fertility clinics, women whose fertility prevents them from getting pregnant and other women who want to get pregnant but who don’t have a male partner to do so naturally. Women who want to have children but who don’t want to wait for the right man to have children with, or who simply don’t want … Continue reading I don’t have a partner but I want to be a mother

When women reach menopause early

The menopause is indicative of emotional and psychological changes in the lives of women aged forty-five to fifty-five. It is diagnosed following amenorrhea that lasts for approximately one year. The menopause is defined as early when it happens from the age of forty to fifty-five, and premature if it happens before the age of forty. Is it a frequently occurring condition? Early menopause is quite unusual. It only affects 1% of Caucasian females and only 0.1% of women under the … Continue reading When women reach menopause early

Assisted Reproduction Treatments. What are the causes of minor bleeding in fertility treatments?

Based on the most frequent situations reported and the most frequently asked questions about minor bleeding, Dr. Alexandra Izquierdo, one of ProcreaTec’s gynaecologists answered our questions:   1. Is minor bleeding normal during treatments? What are the causes? Sometimes spotting or minor blood loss can occur during a woman’s cycle. In most cases, this blood loss comes from the endometrium (uterine lining) and is not important.  It is usually due to minor hormone imbalances. In other cases, bleeding may be … Continue reading Assisted Reproduction Treatments. What are the causes of minor bleeding in fertility treatments?