Infertility affects millions of women worldwide. If you have been trying to conceive without any success in the past few months, infertility concerns creep in. You may or may not be infertile. However, it will be useful for you to know the common signs of infertility. If you have any of these signs, then you may immediately consult your physician.
The first and most tangible pointer of infertility is amenorrhea. It is a condition characterized by absence of menstrual periods in women. Menstrual period ceases in women once they are in their menopausal years. However, cessation of menstrual period during your fertile period is a sign of infertility. May be you may experience a menstrual period once in two or three months rather than the regular 28-day cycle.
Irregular periods greatly reduce your chances of getting pregnant as you never know when you are ovulating. Women are most fertile during ovulation and the first few days from ovulation. If you have such irregular periods, it’s high time you visit a fertility doctor.
Endometriosis is another sign of infertility. This condition is characterized by blockage of the fallopian tube due to tissue scar growth. If may difficult for you to know if you are suffering from endometriosis. However, you can spot the symptoms of endometriosis which include heavy bleeding during menstrual period and exceptionally painful cramps. If you suffer from these symptoms repeatedly don’t waste time in consulting a gynecologist.
Repeated miscarriage may be another sign of infertility. Infertility is not only about being able to conceive, it is also about inability to conceive successfully or produce offspring. A miscarriage may not be caused by fertility related factors. Many women have become mothers even after having miscarried initially. However, repeated miscarriage is a sign of infertility.
If you have problems related with your cervix or uterus, it may be another sign and cause of infertility. Fibroids can affect the uterine wall and render you infertile. Likewise defects in the cervical canal can cause infertility.
Again, you may also see if you have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. It is caused by bacterial infection of the uterus and may spread to your reproductive organ.
If you have any of these above signs of infertility immediately consult your doctor.