Unexplained infertility ( also known as idiopathic infertility) is a diagnosis we label about 10% of infertile couples with. This just means that our technology is not good enough for us to be able to identify why they are not being able to get pregnant in their own bedroom.
For example, the sperm count and motility maybe normal, but the sperm maybe functionally incompetent, and unable to fertilise the eggs !
This is why IVF is so useful. Not only is it a great diagnostic tool, because it allows us to document whether or not the sperm an fertilise the egg in the lab .
Much more importantly, IVF is a very effective option for these couples, because it allows us to bypass all the natural hurdles couples with unexplained infertility face in their bedroom. It allows us to create embryos in the lab, so we can directly transfer them into the uterus. This is the one option which maximises their chances of getting pregnant quickly !
After all, lets not forget that infertile couples care much more about solutions, rather than about diagnosing their medical problems !
I am an IVF specialist with over 25 years of experience and our clinic , Malpani Infertility Clinic , has helped 1000s of couples to build a family. Please do not hesitate to contact me in case of any questions that you might have regarding IVF, I will be more than happy to help. I provide a free second opinion at www.drmalpani.com