What is Infertility?

Infertility is a condition of your reproductive system that causes people to be unable to get pregnant (conceive). Infertility can affect anyone and has many causes. Getting pregnant involves several steps:

  • Your brain must produce reproductive hormones that control ovarian function.
  • An egg must mature in your ovary.
  • Your ovary must release an egg (ovulation).
  • Your fallopian tube must pick up the egg.
  • Sperm must travel up your vagina and through the uterus to your fallopian tube.
  • The sperm fertilizes the egg to create an embryo.
  • The embryo travels through your fallopian tube to the uterus where it implants

What are the types of Infertility?

  1. Primary infertility: You’ve never been pregnant and can’t conceive after one year (or six months if you’re 35 or older) of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse.
  2. Secondary infertility: You can’t get pregnant again after having at least one successful pregnancy.
  3. Unexplained infertility: Fertility testing hasn’t found a reason that a person or couple is unable to get pregnant.

What causes Infertility?

There are many common causes of infertility.

33% of infertility involves the partner with a uterus and ovaries.

33% of infertility involves the partner with a penis and testicles.

33% of infertility involves both partners or is unexplained.

Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.

Infertility Causes

Some causes of infertility affect just one partner, while others affect both partners. Risk factors for infertility include:

  • Age, particularly being in your late 30s or 40s. For men, age begins affecting fertility closer to 50.
  • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Exposure to environmental toxins, such as chemicals, lead, and pesticides.
  • Over-exercising.
  • Radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Smoking and using tobacco products.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Having obesity or being underweight.
  • Abnormalities of the hormone-producing centers of your brain (hypothalamus or pituitary).
  • Chronic conditions and diseases.

Infertility Causes For Women and People Assigned Female at Birth

Ovulation disorders are the most common cause of infertility in people with ovaries. Ovulation is the process in which your ovary releases an egg to meet sperm for fertilization.

These factors can contribute to female infertility:

  • Endometriosis.
  • Structural abnormalities of your vagina, uterus or fallopian tubes.
  • Autoimmune conditions like celiac disease or lupus.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • Hypothalamic and pituitary gland disorders.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency or poor egg quality.
  • Sickle cell anemia.
  • Uterine fibroids or uterine polyps.
  • Thyroid disease.
  • Prior surgical sterilization (tubal ligation or salpingectomy).
  • Genetic or chromosomal disorders.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Surgical or congenital absence of your ovaries.
  • Infrequent or absent menstrual periods.

Infertility Causes For Men and People Assigned Male at Birth

  • The most common cause of male infertility involves problems with the shape, movement (motility) or amount (low sperm count) of sperm.
  • Other causes of male infertility include:
  • Enlarged veins (varicocele) in your scrotum, the sac that holds your testicles.
  • Genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.
  • Chromosomal disorders, such as Klinefelter syndrome.
  • High heat exposure to your testicles from tight clothing, frequent use of hot tubs and saunas, and holding laptops or heating pads on or near your testes.
  • Injury to your scrotum or testicles.
  • Low testosterone (hypogonadism).
  • Misuse of anabolic steroids.
  • Sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction, anejaculation, premature ejaculation or retrograde ejaculation.
  • Undescended testicles.
  • Previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Surgical or congenital absence of testes.
  • Prior surgical sterilization (vasectomy).


The main symptom of infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant. A menstrual cycle that’s too long (35 days or more), too short (less than 21 days), irregular or absent can be a sign of lack of ovulation, which can be associated with female infertility.

There may be no other outward signs or symptoms.

The person facing this issue starts feeling rejected from her group which further leads to depression, anxiety and stress.

Stress is a major factor, as well as the primary reason for infertility problems.

Investigations for infertility

  • Ultrasonography: To rule out pelvic pathology.
  • Hysterosalpingography: To know the patency of the fallopian tube.
  • Laparoscopy: To visualize uterus and the tube for any pathology.

Methods to Document Ovulation

Luteinizing Hormone Monitoring

Documentation of the LH surge represents a remarkably reproducible method of predicting ovulation. Ovulation occurs 34 to 36 hours after the onset of the LH surge and about 10 to 12 hours after the LH peak Urine LH detection kits is also available and its accuracy is 90%.Ovulation usually occurs within 14-26 hours of detection of urine LH surge and almost within 48 hours. The test should be done on daily basis. It is to be started 2-3 days before the expected surge depending upon the cycle length. Serum LH measurements may be necessary for more accuracy.

Midluteal Serum Progesterone

Elevations in serum levels of progesterone constitute indirect evidence of ovulation. A level above 3 ng/mL (10 nmol/L) typically confirms ovulation.

Serum estradiol

Serum estradiol attains peak rise approximately 24 hours prior to LH surge and about 24-36 hours prior to ovulation.

Basal Body Temperature

The least expensive method of confirming ovulation is for the patient to record her temperature each morning on a basal body temperature (BBT) chart.

Ultrasound Monitoring

Ovulation can also be documented by monitoring the development of a dominant Follicle by ultrasound until ovulation takes place.

Homeopathic Medicines For Infertility In Women

Stress is a major factor, as well as the primary reason for infertility problems. Therefore the homeopath plans the medication separately for every individual, by understanding her physical, as well as emotional and mental or spiritual imbalances. That is why this system becomes an excellent option for those seeking help with this issue, as it addresses health on a deep holistic level. The homeopath carefully prescribes the medicine that works on the real cause of infertility, along with other symptoms like any type of pain, stress, etc.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of acid vaginal charges

Borax and Natrum Phos are effective homeopathic medicines used for treating Conception difficulties in women, which occurs because of acid vaginal charges. These medicines are prescribed when the vaginal discharges are destructive, acrid and sperm killing in nature. Borax is used when the discharge is like egg white, copious and warm. Natrum Phos is used in the case of acrid, creamy and honey coloured discharge.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of prolonged and profuse periods

Calcarea Carb and Aletris Farionosa are ideal homeopathic medicines which are used in case of prolonged and profuse menstrual periods, and in the case of periods appearing before the usual time. Experiencing early menses is likely. The patient may experience anemia, leucorrhea, fatigue, tiredness and weakness along with menorrhagia.

For Infertility in Females with Short, Scanty Periods:

Pulsatilla and Sepia are suitable medicines for infertility in females resulting from short, scanty periods. Pulsatilla is a natural medicine for Impaired fertility in women who have faced menstrual irregularities since their menarche. The menses always get delayed and never appear on the expected date. The menstrual discharge is also scanty and remains for a very short time. Pulsatilla  also tops the list of medicines for Infecundity in females suffering from PCOD. Next medicine Sepia is prescribed for Conception difficulties in females where the menses are short, scanty and suppressed. Along with this a prominent symptom of bearing down sensation in uterus may be present.

For Infertility in Females with Decreased Sexual Desire:

Agnus Castus and Sepia are prominently indicated medicines for infertility in females with decreased sexual desire. Among these medicines for Reproductive challenges in females Agnus Castus is used when aversion to sex is there. Excessive masturbation may be a cause behind this. The genitals are also relaxed with transparent vaginal discharges. Next homeopathic  medicine Sepia is also used for Impaired fertility in females having low sex drive. The vagina may be excessively dry with pain while intercourse. Bearing down sensation is also a marked feature that may appear.

Homeopathic Medicines for Infertility in Men

The top homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in men are as follows:

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with erectile dysfunction

Agnus Castus is used when a man’s sexual desire and physical ability are reduced. The genitals  stay relaxed, cold and flaccid. Caladium is used when infertility or impotency results  because of mental depression. The genitals stay relaxed and weak erections are likely. Selenium is used for erectile dysfunction featured by slow and weak erections. Involuntary semen discharge may also be indicated as a symptom.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with low sperm count

The homeopathic medicine X-Ray is very effective in treating low sperm count in men. Sperm count gets increased, enhancing both the quantity and quality of sperm.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with orchitis

Conium is used for treating Conception difficulties in men, which occurs due to orchitis. The testicles get swollen, enlarged and hardened. Conium also helps patients with a history of suppressed sexual desire.

For Infertility in Males with Wasting of Testes:

Sabal Serrulata is one of the best medicines for infertility in males with wasting (atrophy) of testes. It is also the perfect medicine for Infecundity in males with prostate enlargement or prostatitis.

Why Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre?

At our Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre, under the guidance of second-generation homeopathic doctor, Dr Mahavrat S Patel and our team of experts have helped many patients of  infertility with the help of homoeopathic medicines.

Homeopathy treatment for infertility is a gentler treatment form when compared to conventional treatment. It provides effective result in the case of Subfertility.

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