If a couple within the general fertile age period has unprotected sex with no use of contraceptives for around a year without them being able to conceive, chances are either of them or both of them are infertile. To start off, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being infertile. According to the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, around 10-14% of Indians are infertile which means around 27.5 million individuals are trying to conceive and start families and are unable to do the same.
Understandably we are in the year 2021 and have made great strides with sexual health education and awareness among urban and rural populations of varied age groups. However, the stigma around a couple being childless, whether they voluntarily chose the same or want to try out different ways to raise a child, is still rampant, especially among orthodox families.
As an article in the Washington Post stated, most religions have come to tolerate and even embrace infertility awareness and treatment as even religious higher-ups understand that a barren marriage can feel like a punishment from the divine.
Infertility is not a concept limited by sex. Both women and men can be infertile in different ways and due to different reasons. Statistics show that the female infertility rate is at 40-50% and the male infertility rate is at 30-40%. With that being said, it is extremely important to highlight that this is no one’s “fault”. Bodies are built differently and genetics, diet, and pre-existing medical conditions are certain facets to determining fertility.
Fertility drugs are the main treatment for women who are infertile due to ovulation disorders. These medications regulate or induce ovulation. Talk with your doctor about fertility drug options — including the benefits and risks of each type.
During IUI, healthy sperm are placed directly in the uterus around the time the ovary releases one or more eggs to be fertilized. Depending on the reasons for infertility, the timing of IUI can be coordinated with your normal cycle or with fertility medications.
Uterine problems such as endometrial polyps, a uterine septum, intrauterine scar tissue, and some fibroids can be treated with hysteroscopic surgery. Endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, and larger fibroids may require laparoscopic surgery or surgery with a larger incision of the abdomen.
Every specialisation in the field of medicine holds an inevitable part in bringing changes in the lives of those who need an expert's hand. Be it small or life-altering complications, we as common people do require the right attention and care. Let's understand an important category of physicians, the Urologists, and when to visit them.
They specialise in genitourinary tract and male fertility (kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and male reproductive organs). Urologists are also educated to treat disorders that affect these organs surgically and medically.
People often tend to confuse a sexologist and a urologist, the former is to be visited to address the problems related to their reproductive organs. For men, a sexologist treats sexual issues with medicines and non-medicinal methods like counselling and guidance whereas a urologist is capable of doing everything mentioned above in addition to performing surgeries. In the case of women, they can always visit a urologist for problems that affect the urinary tract. When women face reproductive problems, however, there is a separate sub-speciality by the name urogynaecology.
With the change in eating behaviours of today's workforce and the type of food they consume, formation of kidney stones are becoming more common. In case any health issue occurs, the earlier one visits, the easier it is to cure. A sharp, cramping pain in the back and side is a common symptom of kidney stones. This sensation frequently spreads to the lower abdomen or pelvis. The pain usually comes on suddenly and in waves. As the body works to get rid of the stone, it may come and go.
Some of the other reasons to visit a Urologist are as below:
If you seem to have any of the below symptoms it would be high time you visit a urologist
In women and men :
Specifically in In men :
Hopefully, the above provides you with an insight of when to visit a Urologist. There is another important question of whom to visit. We got you covered there too.
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