Are there any signs I can check as a teen to check my fertility?

September 4, 2018

Teenagers make a larger part of the society. If you are also a teenager and wants to check your fertility, you should know about a few important things that can help to determine your fertility at an early age. There are many risk factors that may affect your fertility at a younger age.

A few questions are given here that you can ask yourself and find out if there is a risk to your fertility or not.

Irregular periods

During menarche, some girls experience irregular periods for a few months. It is normal as it takes some time to get regulated. But, if your cycle does not become normal even after a year, you should consult a doctor as it could be a problem. If you have very short or long cycle and at times it is unpredictable, speak to a doctor.

There are many causes of irregular periods in young girls such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause related to female infertility. Other causes may include thyroid disorders, obesity, and excessive exercise.

Heavy or very light bleeding

If you experience very heavy to very light bleeding during the menstrual cycle, it could be a problem. Bleeding for three to seven days is normal. Anything, below three days and above seven days and an intense flow of blood during periods is considered abnormal. Unusual spotting between cycles and severe cramps in the legs also indicate a problem with the fertility.


Your weight is an important factor that helps in determining your fertility at a young age. If you are overweight or underweight, it could affect your fertility. Obesity is the most important cause of infertility in young girls and being underweight also adversely affects the fertility of young girls. If you are not able to lose weight despite making a good effort, you should consult the doctor as it could be due to hormonal imbalance.

Chronic illnesses

If you have been affected by a chronic illness, it can affect your fertility at a young age. If you are diabetic, suffering from celiac disease or a thyroid problem at a younger age, it can affect your fertility. If you have been taking medicines for a chronic illness it increases the risk of infertility.

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