Planning a pregnancy is exciting but involves a lot of preparations. One important thing to keep in the mind is the fertility level and if you are showing any signs of infertility like if you have tried getting pregnant through regular and unprotected sex for over a year and have been unable to conceive. But do you know what are the symptoms of female infertility and how to treat them?
Early Signs of Infertility
- Irregular periods
An average woman`s menstrual cycle period is about 28 days long. However, if it lasts more than 35 days, it is still considered normal. With irregular periods the cycle becomes unpredictable and impossible to know when the next will come. This is caused by hormonal imbalances which can lead to infertility.
- Absence of Periods
Over-exercising or temporary life stress can cause you to occasionally skip a period. If you have not had your period in months, it is a good idea to seek medical advice.
- Heavy and Painful Periods
Periods that disturb your daily activities may be a symptom of uterus problems or endometriosis. Endometriosis accounts for 20 to 40 percent of woman’s infertility issues
- Pain during Sex
Painful sex for women is a natural phenomenon that many may think it is just a part of life, but it may actually point to an underlying condition such as pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Sudden weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, edema, headache, nipple discharge, facial hair or acne are the signs of possible hormonal imbalance and disorders. These conditions make conceiving more difficult
- Vaginal soreness or itchiness
Itching or soreness in combination with blood discharge could mean a vaginal infection. If it is left untreated, infections may be caused like gonorrhea chlamydia and mycoplasma and eventually lead to infertility
Current problems with conception will not stop you from starting a family in the future time. Many couples with fertility issues go on to have successful pregnancies. There are a wide variety of treatments available, each working its way on a different cause of infertility. Thankfully there are different available options for the treatment and many useful tips to prepare yourself for conceiving. If one experiences any symptoms of infertility, they should seek advice from a doctor who can diagnose them and their problem and offer the best treatment.