When you have intercourse for more than one year without the use of any birth control, then infertility might be a problem. Today, female infertility, male infertility, and even the combination of the two affect several couples all across the country. When it comes to female infertility, it is not very easy to diagnose. However, depending on the problem, at Apollo Fertility, we offer a plethora of treatments to help you experience motherhood.
Firstly, the major symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. The other symptoms are;
• Irregular Periods
A normal menstrual cycle is 28 days. But, if your period cycle is consistent, then even that is considered normal. For instance, a woman who has a 32-day cycle for one month, then the next month it is a 31-day cycle, and after that, it is a 35-day cycle, even this is considered normal. But, if the cycles are extremely inconsistent and vary on a larger scale, then it is irregular periods. The cause of this can be hormonal problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), etc. These factors can contribute to infertility.
• Painful periods or heavy bleeding
Most women experience some sort of pain or cramps during her periods. However, if the pain is almost unbearable, which even interferes with your everyday life, then it might be a symptom of endometriosis.
• No Periods
It is not very unusual for a woman to miss her period for almost a month. Sometimes stress or intense workout sessions can cause the disappearance of period temporarily. But, if the period has been missing for a few months, then it is time to consult a doctor and get your fertility checked.
• Hormone fluctuations
If you experience the symptoms of hormone fluctuations, it might be an indication of infertility. This is when it is time to consult a doctor. The symptoms are;
-Reduced sex drive
-Excessive growth of facial hair
-Thinning of hair
• Experiencing pain while having intercourse
Some women experience intense pain while having sex almost all the time, so they convince themselves that it is normal. However, that is a false notion. The pain can be because of endometriosis or some other condition which can lead to infertility.
Being overweight or underweight can become a problem. Therefore, try to maintain an ideal weight or you can also talk to an expert about the same.
• Chronic Illness
If you are suffering from some chronic illness, such as diabetes, untreated celiac problem, periodontal disease, etc. it can increase the chances of infertility. Some medications also play a major role in the increase infertility. For example, Tagamet is a medicine which is used to treat peptic ulcers and it can lead to male infertility.
• Past Cancers
Sometimes cancer treatments can also lead to infertility. Therefore, if you or your partner have gone through cancer treatments in the past, mainly the radiation therapy close to the reproductive organs, then talk to your doctor immediately to rule out infertility.