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Unexplained infertility

No specific cause of infertility can be identified despite thorough testing and evaluation. Treatments include fertility medication, lifestyle changes, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

How many couples have unexplained infertility?

The exact rates vary because the definition of fertility testing varies. What one provider considers standard or comprehensive fertility testing may differ from other providers.

According to one source, in 10% of couples trying to conceive, fertility tests are normal and there’s no detectable cause for infertility. But another source says unexplained infertility cases are as high as 30%.

Is it possible to get pregnant with unexplained infertility?

Yes, it's possible to get pregnant if you're diagnosed with unexplained infertility. A study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that 92% of couples with unexplained infertility who had fertility treatments ultimately had a child. A diagnosis of unexplained infertility doesn't mean you have to give up your dreams of a baby.

Lifestyle changes

Several lifestyle factors contribute to infertility. Some things you can do to help your chances of conceiving are:

  • Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol and using recreational drugs.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • Eat a well-balanced diet.

  • Try to get 30 minutes of exercise each day.

  • Limit caffeine consumption.

  • Reduce your stress.





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