4 Signs of Infertility in Women
In today’s fast food generation, infertility is rapidly becoming a common problem. Infertility can be simply defined as the inability to conceive a child. It can be caused by a number of factors including hormonal imbalance, medical history of chronic diseases, eating disorders, smoking, alcohol, excess weight, under-weight, ovarian cysts, etc. It can be caused by either partner. There are many treatments available to deal with these conditions. While living a healthy life is the easiest way to avoid complication, it is difficult to catch the early symptoms of infertility because some may not show any. Moreover, the symptoms may vary from person to person depending on the cause. Early, diagnosis of infertility may improve your chances of pregnancy. Here are some very common symptoms of infertility in women, which can’t go unnoticed.
1. Over one year of intercourse without contraception
The first symptom of infertility is unsuccessful attempts to conceive for over a year. You have regular intercourse without any contraception for more than a year and are still not able to conceive, then it’s time to consult a doctor. This one year criteria may vary depending on your age. Those below 35 years should wait for one year, while those over 35 years should consult a doctor after six months. However, those over 35 can keep trying for at least two years before giving up hopes.
2. Irregular and painful menstrual cycle
If you are not getting periods at regular intervals with very long or short gaps, then this is a red signal. There are other symptoms like back pain, pelvic pain, cramps, excessive bleeding or very little flow, or in some cases the period has suddenly stops altogether. You might also have either clotty menses or very light menses. This irregularity may be a sign of ovulation problem. But there is also a possibility that these symptoms are not connected to infertility at all. So a thorough check-up is highly advised.