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What disorders in ovulation cause female infertility

What disorders in ovulation cause female infertility

Do you have ovulation problems? An irregular menstruation or the total disappearance of it are causes that indicate that there is a problem with ovulation and these are the most recurrent symptoms when talking about an ovulation disorder.

We explain to you what type of disorders we refer to and what ovulation disorders can lead to female infertility.

It is considered an ovulatory disorder when ovulation stops proceeding correctly. According to the SEF (Spanish Fertility Society), ovulation disorders are the cause of 21% of cases of female sterility.

These ovulation disorders can occur for the following causes:

1. Polycystic ovary syndrome: It is usually related to diabetes or excess weight problems and produces hormonal imbalances (estrogen, progesterone and androgens) affecting ovulation. It can present features such as acne or abnormal hair growth in women. It is the most common cause of female infertility.

2. Hypothalamic dysfunction: The hypothalamus helps to control the pituitary gland and this is in charge of controlling the adrenal glands, ovaries, testes and the thyroid gland. This involvement of the ovules is what can cause female infertility due to a decrease in the function of sex hormones (hypogonadism). One of the symptoms of hypothalamic dysfunction is weight gain, which could lead to an added increase in difficulties conceiving. Stress can also affect hypothalamic function and affect ovulation.

3. Premature ovarian failure: It is a genetic disorder that can be due to enzyme defects, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, autoimmune origin, or other forms. It is one of the most common causes of infertility in women under the age of forty. It can be solved through hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

4. Excess prolactin: Prolactin is the hormone responsible for the secretion of milk. It acts directly on the mammary gland and can cause a reduction in the production of estrogen and thus cause infertility. The increase in prolactin can occur due to causes such as stress, thyroid disorders or hypoglycemia among others.

Nor should you be afraid of a disorder of these characteristics, since in most cases, it has a solution. In fact, these disorders have treatment, which usually focus on stimulating the ovary so that ovulation is successful, the treatment prescribed will depend on the type of disorder.

Therefore, if your menstrual cycle is not working as it should, you should consult with your gynecologist as soon as possible, it may not be a serious problem, but it may also be an ovulation disorder that requires treatment.

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