If you are struggling with infertility, you can be sure that you’re not the only one. About 10%-15% of all couples experience the signs of infertility.
This is a problem that is characterized by not being able to get pregnant even if women have regular and unprotected sex for over a year.
Information about the infertility signs
In the majority of cases women get pregnant within the first 6 months of actively trying. After a year of constant trying, 90% of the couples manage to conceive. The rest of the couples also succeed eventually with or without the help of artificial reproductive technologies.
Just as you may have thought, the main infertility signs include not being able to get pregnant and it is very likely that there will be no other obvious symptoms.
It is also possible for women to have irregular periods. In case of men it is possible to see hormonal problems.
These could lead to signs of infertility such as changes in sexual function or changes in hair growth.
When to see a doctor
If you talk to a doctor most probably he or she won’t be interested in your case unless you have been trying regularly to get pregnant for a year without success. You should talk to a doctor earlier if you are a woman over 34 and you have been trying for half a year or even more.
It could also be important regarding the infertility signs, if you have irregular periods or you don’t have periods at all. In the same time the periods that you have could be painful. It is also needed to mention to your doctor in case you have been affected by pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as PID.
The number of miscarriages is also important information regarding the signs of infertility. In case of men it is advisable to talk to a doctor in case of low sperm count or if there is a history of prostate, testicular or sexual problems.
Fallopian tube blockage or damage
This is one of the causes behind the appearance of the infertility signs. This problem usually appears in case the woman in question was affected by an inflammation of the fallopian tubes. In the majority of the cases, inflammations of this kind are caused by chlamydia.
This is another condition leading to the signs of infertility. In this case the tissue of the uterus implants somewhere else outside the uterus and it starts growing there. In many cases the tissue of this kind affects the quality of the egg, sperm and ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus’ health.
You can also see the infertility signs if the ovaries are simply unable to release an egg. There are numerous possible underlying causes in this case, such as tumors, injury, too much exercise or starvation. Besides these, some of the medication can be associated with this problem.
All women should keep an eye out for the signs of infertility to find treatment at early stages.