Unexplained infertility is when fertility testing has not found a reason for why a couple cannot get pregnant. Couples are usually encouraged to see a fertility doctor if they are under 35 and have not conceived after a year of unprotected intercourse, or after six months of unprotected intercourse with no pregnancies if the couple is over 35. Our specialists at ReceptivaDx can work with you to find the reason for your unexplained fertility and a solution to it.

What Causes Unexplained Infertility?

While unexplained infertility can be hard to explain, due to its own nature, professionals believe it likely has something to do with poor egg or sperm quality, or with issues within the female reproductive tract that may be missed in most fertility tests. Medical conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and thyroid disorders, may also contribute to unexplained infertility.

What Are the Treatment Options for Unexplained Infertility?

There are several treatment options available for couples with this condition. These can include modifications to one’s lifestyle, such as consuming a nutritious diet and exercising frequently. Medical procedures like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and assisted reproductive technologies can also be part of your treatment options. You may also be prescribed medications to take to assist in getting pregnant.

What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

Intrauterine Insemination involves placing sperm directly into the uterus. It can be a cost-effective and non-invasive procedure requiring minimal patient preparation. IUI may be used alone or in combination with other treatments to increase the chances of conception.

What is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)?

Assisted Reproductive Technology is defined as fertility treatments that handle eggs (ova) and sperm. One kind of ART is in vitro fertilization (IVF), where ovum (or egg) fertilization is done outside of the womb. The second is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single sperm fertilizes an ovum or egg via a micropipette. This procedure also takes place outside of the womb.

What is the ReceptivaDx Test?

The ReceptivaDx test is a test run on a tissue sample taken from the endometrium or the lining of the uterus. The test checks for BCL6, a protein that is found within the extra tissue formed as part of the condition of endometriosis. This protein is a marker that suggests that the patient’s uterus is inflamed and that they may have endometriosis. While endometriosis is often associated with painful periods and other symptoms, silent endometriosis usually comes with less obvious symptoms. The ReceptivaDx (BCL6 test) can be an option for determining if you have this condition. It can help you identify potential causes of infertility cna inform treatment decisions to increase the chances of conception.

What You Can Do To Increase Your Chances of Conception

While a doctor may need to be called in to help a couple get pregnant, there are also plenty of things patients can do on their own to maximize their chances of getting pregnant. Here are a few things to try to improve your chances:

  • Tracking Your Cycles: This may help you determine when you’re likely to ovulate and the best time to have sexual intercourse to maximize your chances of conception. Our specialist can help you with tracking your cycle. This may help you identify any irregularities in your menstrual cycle that could be indicative of a fertility issue
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Eating a healthy diet can provide the necessary nutrients needed for conception. Regular exercise may help improve fertility by promoting healthy hormone levels, improving circulation, and reducing stress.
  • Avoid Environmental Toxins: Reducing the intake of environmental toxins and drugs may improve fertility and increase the chances of conception. Cigarette smoke can reduce the number of healthy sperm in men and interfere with the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients needed for conception.
  • Stress Management: Finding ways to manage stress may help improve fertility and increase the chances of conception. Stress may interfere with hormones. This may disrupt ovulation and decrease sperm count. Identifying and reducing stressors, and practicing relaxation methods may help reduce stress levels and improve fertility.
  • Fertility Tests: These can help determine if any underlying fertility issues may prevent a couple from conceiving. Our specialist at ReceptivaDx can test you and help identify the causes of infertility.
  • Seeking Professional Help: Seeking help from a fertility specialist can help increase the chances of conception. Our fertility specialist can identify any underlying issues that may be causing infertility. We may develop a treatment plan, and provide guidance to couples on increasing their chances of conception.

Understanding your Fertility Health

Various treatments and strategies are available to help couples conceive. Our team at ReceptivaDx is committed to helping couples take the next steps to achieve a successful pregnancy. If you are struggling with unexplained infertility, contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive fertility testing and counseling services.

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