Infertility is defined when you are unable to get pregnant after 6-12 months of trying to conceive. About 15% or 1 in 6 American couples have trouble getting pregnant, and the causes are about equally divided between men and women. Many couples don't know whether they are infertile or not, or even whether they are having major issues getting pregnant which can be easily treated.
Symptoms In Women
- Abnormal periods: Irregular or absent bleeding, or bleeding that is heavier or lighter than usual.
- No periods (amenorrhea): You have never had a period, or periods suddenly stop.
- Painful periods (amenorrhea): Back pain, pelvic pain, and cramping
- Advanced age: This may cause infertility as early as 30 years and beyond
- Being underweight or overweight
- Having had 3 or more consecutive miscarriages
- Chronic illness
- History of STDs sexually transmitted diseases
- Smoke or drink too much alcohol
The main reason for infertility in women is ovulation issues associated with a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Symptoms of PCOS include obesity and weight gain (though not all women with PCOS are obese), acne and other skin changes, changes in sex drive and desire, dark hair growth on the lips, chest, and chin, and loss of hair or thinning hair.
For infertile men, there are often no typical infertility symptoms and most are not aware that they are infertile they try to have a baby.
Symptoms In Men
- sexual desire issues
- unusual hair growth
- testicle issues such as pain, swelling, increase or decrease in testicle size
- problems with erections and ejaculation
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