3 Most Common Causes of Female Infertility Problems

Nowadays most of the couples are facing a problem with conceiving or preserving a pregnancy. One third of the women are facing female infertility problems. The reason for infertility may lie with the male or female.

According to the National Fertility Association, only about 50 percent of the couples have a successful pregnancy. If you have regular unprotected sex and are still facing a problem with conceiving, it is better to consult a fertility specialist.

While there are many causes for infertility, here are the most common problems caused in women.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

This syndrome occurs when the ovaries fail to release mature eggs. This is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. It is sometimes referred to as a silent disease. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance. PCOS develops some medical risks like insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Symptoms of PCOS:

  • Amenorrhea (this causes irregular periods)
  • Hirsutism (this causes excessive growth of hair in a woman’s body parts)
  • Increase in testosterone level
  • Changes in weight
  • Mood swings


  • Reduce stress
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Avoid exposure to endocrine disruptors
  • Undergo IVF
  • Take fertility drugs
  • Reduce weight


This condition occurs when the tissues, which were supposed to grow inside the endometrium, grow outside it. This is one of the common reasons for female infertility. This occurs even during menstruation. Endometriosis is commonly seen on the ovaries. Since the blood from the endometrium has no place to go out, the tissues will swell and cause pain. Endometriosis can be easily diagnosed by performing MRI, laparoscopy, and many another tests. It causes severe pain during menstruation.

Symptoms of Endometriosis:

  • Back pain and abdominal cramps
  • Infertility problems
  • Heavy bleeding during sex


There is no particular remedy for this condition. The woman should undergo a surgery to remove the endometrium tissue.

Blocked Fallopian Tube

Fallopian tube is a tube, which helps in traversing mature eggs from ovaries to the uterus. This fallopian tube plays a major role in fertilization. If there are any blockages in the fallopian tube, the matured egg will not reach uterus and fertilization will not take place. The blocked fallopian tube is caused due to endometriosis or ruptured appendix.

Symptoms of Blocked Fallopian Tube:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain during urination
  • Cramps during periods


  • Single tube blockage can be reduced by using fertility drugs
  • Fallopian tube blockages can be reduced by laparoscopic surgery
  • IVF is the best remedy for blocked fallopian tubes

The above mentioned problems are some of the common causes of female infertility. Find the best way to get rid of these common female infertility problems by consulting a fertility specialist.