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What is unexplained infertility?

Unexplained infertility is a frustrating diagnosis, where no cause of infertility can be identified. It affects roughly 1 in 4 couples. An unexplained infertility diagnosis is only given once fertility investigations are completed and show that ovulation is happening, the fallopian tubes are open and the semen analysis is normal.

What does unexplained infertility really mean?

When a diagnosis of unexplained infertility is given, it is because no cause of infertility has been found with standard fertility investigations. ICI can help you conceive with unexplained infertility if the standard infertility investigations all come back normal. We've summarised this in the drop downs below.

Fertility test/investigation

An ultrasound scan with dye will be performed to check if your fallopian tubes are open or blocked.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment is suitable if your fallopian tubes are open, as sperm will be able to swim through them to reach the egg during ovulation.

Fertility test/investigation

A blood test to measure progesterone will be taken to check if you're ovulating.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment is suitable if you are ovulating regularly, as sperm will be able to swim to reach an available egg during ovulation.

Fertility test/investigation

A semen analysis will be performed to check to quantity and quality of the sample.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment is suitable if you have a normal semen analysis, as it demonstrates that there are sperm that can swim to reach the egg during ovulation.

Speaking to your GP about PCOS

Your GP may initially suggest trying to conceive with intercourse for another year as many couples with unexplained infertility conceive within the second year of trying. Your GP can help you optimise your health if there are any lifestyle changes you could be making to improve your chances of getting pregnant. They may refer you for further investigations or to a specialist for treatment.