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Unexplained infertility is infertility of unknown cause. The reason of infertility is still not known even after tests such as semen analysis in the man and assessment of ovulation and fallopian tubes in the woman.

Possible causes of Unexplained Infertility

In unexplained infertility, any disorders or abnormalities are likely to be present but not diagnosed by current methods. The most possible cause of the problems could be:

  • The egg is not released at the optimum time for fertilization
  • The egg may not enter the fallopian tube
  • Sperm may not be able to reach the egg
  • Fertilization may fail to occur
  • Transport of the zygote (fertilized egg) may be disturbed
  • Implantation fails

When to See a Fertility Specialist

The need of infertility diagnosis is normally occurs after a couple (with the female being under 35 years) has been trying to conceive for over one year with no success. However, for couples where the woman is of 35 years or older, infertility is diagnosed after they’ve been trying unsuccessfully for 6 months. When infertility is diagnosed, the doctor or fertility expert may suggest routine testing of your hormones, ovulatory cycles, anatomy, and even of your partner for male factor infertility (semen analysis). If you have unexplained infertility, no apparent problems will be found.

Coping with Infertility

The diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be a very discouraging for couples who are trying to conceive. In this case when the reason for the infertility is not clear which symbolize that there is no solution for the problem. Thus the path for the pregnancy is not so smooth.   When a couple knows the reason for their fertility problems, stress is often reduced.

Couples with unexplained infertility are still left with unanswered questions, sometimes causing feelings of guilt that they did something to cause the new fertility problems. It can be difficult to know which path to choose when the source of the problem can’t be determined. Despite all the difficult emotions, couples with unexplained infertility should realize that their diagnosis comes from a limitation of science and not of themselves. Current medical technology just isn’t yet capable of determining why they’re having problems getting pregnant.

Treatment for unexplained infertility

There are a number of avenues you can explore to help you get pregnant with unexplained infertility, including:

Acupuncture: Many infertile couples choose acupuncture to help them conceive. Acupuncture may increase ovarian function and promote rich blood flow to the endometrium lining. Also, studies have shown more effectiveness of some fertility treatments when they are used in conjunction with acupuncture.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI): in this technique specially washed sperm are injected directly into the uterus at the precise timing of ovulation. This increases the chances of successful fertilization by getting the best quality and quantity sperm directly where it needs to be. Couples often try this procedure because it isn’t as expensive and time-consuming as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Fertility drugs: Even though there may not be a documented issue with ovulation, doctors sometimes prescribe fertility medications that induce ovulation. Examples include Clomiphene citrate (Clomid), gonadotropins, or FSH. A downside is that these drugs can increase your chances of having twins or multiples. Some of these fertility drugs may be used in conjunction with IUI or other ART.

Lifestyle Changes in Unexplained Infertility Treatment

Especially when the cause of infertility is unknown, improving your overall health is important. The most commonly suggested lifestyle changes to improve your fertility naturally are:

  • Lose weight (if overweight) and exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Cut back on caffeinated drinks
  • Reduce overall stress

Dietary Treatment

Eat a Nutritious Nutrient-Dense Whole Foods Diet: Changing the diet should always be the first thing anyone with unexplained infertility should do. Include fresh vegetables, fruits, raw seeds and nuts, whole grains, in your diet.

Fertility Herbs: It bring about healthy healing and change in the body. Some herbs are considered fertility superfoods which boost nutrition while supporting endocrine system function.

Omega Essential Fatty Acids aid the body in balancing weight, support body system function, and create a healthy environment for conception.