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17 Common Problems That May Delay Conception

17 Common Problems That May Delay Conception


Still not pregnant after a year of trying? If you’ve not managed to get pregnant after a year of trying for a baby, what could the problem be? Even if you’re highly attuned to every fluctuation in your body’s menstrual cycle, it may still take a while to get pregnant. Try not to panic because this is normal.


There are factors that contribute to difficulty getting pregnant. The age factor and fertility issues are two of the most common causes of infertility. Sometimes these problems can be treated using simple treatment approaches; in rare cases, difficulty in conceiving can be caused by infertility in the man, the woman, or both of them. Rigorous testing and treatment is advised in this case.

Common problems that may delay conception are:

  • Advancing Age (over 30 years)
  • History of Ectopic Pregnancies or Miscarriages
  • Uterine Fibroid
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic and abdominal surgery
  • Irregular Periods
  • Thyroid Imbalance
  • History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Miscalculated Fertile Period
  • Testicular Surgery or Undescended Testicles
  • Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation
  • Diabetes (in male partner) and Male Infertility
  • Decreased Ovarian Reserve (DOR)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

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