While you may not plan on having children at this time or in the future, it is still important to know signs of infertility because of the amount of people it does affect. Fertility related issues are spread out evenly in both the males and the females. To add weight on this, a CDC report indicated that 6.7 million women in America either do not have the ability to carry a pregnancy to term or worse, have the ability to conceive. In addition, the CDC shows 7.5% of sexually active men below forty-five years of age have sort medical advice concerning issues related to fertility.
In the U.S., infertility affects approximately 10% of couples. This percentage includes diagnoses related to female infertility as well as issues of male infertility. The other remaining percentage is considered infertile due to explanations that cannot be determined.
When it comes to females, the most common sign of infertility is when they find out that after one full year of having unprotected sex they haven’t gotten pregnant. Below are some of the symptoms that can indicate that you are infertile, and most of them surround abnormal menstruation. However, in the event that some of these signs are familiar to you, you should not panic. Some of the symptoms are not guaranteed that you will be infertile.
Your flow is way off
One should know that a heavier than usual menstrual flow is an indication of health complications that can lead to infertility. However, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) can be caused by many factors. Heavy menstrual flow can be caused by an imbalance in hormones that lead to menstrual cycles minus ovulation, in combination with other factors. These other factors are various medicines, problems that occur during pregnancy or even IUDs.
In the event that menstrual cycles cannot be tracked, it is possible that there is a problem. This irregularity shows that you are not ovulating thus you cannot become expectant. Anovulation which is irregular ovulation and the cause of between 30-40% cases of infertility in women. Fortunately, there is the existence of anovulation treatments.
Not having periods at all
When a female either stops having periods after a span of having them or has never experienced a period it may be a strong indication that she does not ovulate. It is advisable to have appointments with a gynecologist just to be sure about the reasons that might have made the period stop as well as measures to take to improve health.
Painful periods could be as a result of period cramps but this does not mean one has fertility issues. Endometriosis is a condition that makes it difficult for a female to get pregnant. It can be concluded that one has undiagnosed endometriosis if they experience rectal pain, pain during sexual intercourse, extreme vaginal bleeding, severe period pain or they have the presence of blood in bowel movements and urine.
Thinning or loss of hair
Not all cases of hair loss are associated with fertility. Hair loss can occur due to several factors including pregnancy, psoriasis, thyroid complications, and autoimmune diseases as well anemia. If you start experiencing hair loss, it is advisable to seek medical attention since hair loss is a sign of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
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