6 signs of infertility in women

Have you been struggling to get pregnant for long enough that you believe you might be dealing with infertility? Infertility affects both men and women almost equally and can even be caused by both partners simultaneously. About 18% of the world’s population is estimated to have issues with infertility. 

Given the worldwide prevalence, it’s likely that you might be experiencing infertility. If you think that may be the case, read through some of the most common signs of infertility below.

What are some of the top signs that a woman is infertile?

Do you think you may be dealing with infertility? There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate that you could be infertile. If you haven’t yet seen a doctor or infertility specialist, you may want to look through some of the top signs of female infertility:

  • Unusual ovulation — One of the first signs that a woman is infertile is unusual ovulation. Someone experiencing unusual ovulation may have an abnormal cycle length. Most cycles range from 28 days to 34 days. The color and quality of vaginal discharge can also suggest the state of your ovulation. Unhealthy discharge is typically thick and chunky, and may appear white or yellow in color. Healthy discharge is usually thin and clear. 
  • Irregular periods — Irregular periods are typically characterized by unreliable or unpredictable period cycles. They’re also characterized by the absence of periods altogether. Most women with regular periods can predict when their period will arrive and have consistent periods each month. 
  • Period cycles that are too long — When the cycle length reaches or surpasses 35 days, this is typically considered too long of a cycle. 
  • Period cycles that are too short — Cycles that are considered to be too short are usually around 21 days or less than 21 days. 
  • Periods that are extremely painful — You may be interested to know that extremely painful periods are not normal. This could be a sign of a condition like endometriosis, which is known to cause infertility in women. If each period cycle leaves you in a significant amount of pain, this could be an indicator that you might be dealing with infertility. 
  • Inability to get pregnant after one year — Women who are infertile usually struggle to get pregnant for at least one year. One year is typically the amount of time it takes for the average fertile woman to conceive. After that time, it’s generally recommended that women seek the help of a fertility specialist to conceive. 

If you identify with one or more of these signs, it’s a good idea to consult a medical expert who can help. Infertility specialists can diagnose your condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan to help increase your odds of conceiving.

What are some of the leading causes of infertility in women?

There are several causes of infertility in women. Some are well known, and others aren’t as well understood. Some of the most common causes of infertility in women include:

Why should you choose Fertility Cloud to treat your infertility?

At Fertility Cloud, we value shared experiences. We want to help you navigate your struggles and celebrate your victories. Our team of experienced medical providers is dedicated to providing you with compassionate and professional care. Through every step of the way, we’ll do our very best to ensure your comfort and guide you through the fertility process.

At Fertility Cloud, everything is done remotely, from your communication with your doctor to your fertility tests. Appointments are conducted virtually, via live videoconferencing. All that’s required of you is either a computer, smartphone or tablet to join the call. 

We understand that finding convenient, high-quality medical care can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve selected some of the best reproductive endocrinology specialists out there to provide you with easily accessible digital services. Each one of our doctors is board-certified and state licensed.

If you’re looking for more information on virtual infertility doctors or virtual treatment for your infertility, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll do our best to help you, whether you’re dealing with endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid disease or unexplained fertility.
Contact our team by phone today for more information or book an initial appointment online with a fertility specialist.