What is Secondary infertility?
Secondary infertility is referred to as the condition when a couple is not able to conceive again after having at least one child. It can be quite confusing in the first place for some people. First time when you tried you didn’t face any problem and everything went smoothly, then what happened this time?
Moreover, people think that this is not that common in comparison to primary infertility. But this is not the case, both of the conditions affect the couples equally. More than 4 million couple are facing this problem. No doubt, the grief will be the same if you have a child or not. You should not worry as the infertility treatment options are available to treat the problem effectively and so that you can conceive a baby for the second time.
Why is the problem arising?
The reason for this issue is the same as that primary infertility. Around 11% of the couple are facing this issue and they already have a child successfully. There are different reasons which are giving rise to this problem.
One of the first reason is age because as women age her fertility gradually declines. Moreover, the quantity and quality of the egg also get affected. In the case of men, the sperm count, sperm quality, and sperm movement are affected which also creates problem in conceiving for the second time. Some other reasons are ovulation disorder, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tube, uterine condition, weight, diet, and lifestyle factors. If you are over the age of 35, then you should seek the help of a fertility specialist and they will tell you which method of treatment will suit you best.
What are the different method of treatment available?
In-Vitro-Fertilization (IVF) is the best-known method of treatment in general. Even doctors also prefer this method of treatment and the success rate is also high. During the treatment, the sperm and egg are taken so that they can be fertilized. Once the embryo is formed it is transferred back to the woman’s reproductive tract.
In addition to this, men who are facing the issue of low sperm count are given the treatment of ICSI with IVF.
- Sperm donation
Another viable option when sperm quality is not the best is sperm donation. This is the best option for the infertile couple. You should consult our team of doctors so that they can tell you which method will suit you the best.
- IUI (Intrauterine insemination)
This is another option which has been proven effective also to treat the problem. This will definitely increase your chances to conceive successfully.