Are you concerned about your ability to get pregnant? Have you been struggling to conceive with your partner for a period of six months or longer? It’s possible that you are one of 17.5% of adults across the world who are struggling with infertility. Infertility affects people of all ages, classes and socioeconomic backgrounds. It occurs in men about as equally as it does in women.
What are some of the top causes of infertility in women?
These are just a few of the most well-known causes of infertility in women. If you have any of the following conditions, you may have a higher risk of difficulty getting pregnant:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
- Thyroid conditions.
Sometimes, there is no clear reason for not being able to conceive, which is called unexplained infertility. Meeting with a specialist who can formally diagnose you is a good idea. From there, they can develop a specifically designed treatment plan to address any issues.
What are some of the most common signs of infertility in women?
Are you concerned that you may be experiencing infertility? Here are seven of the most common signs of infertility:
- Irregular periods — A woman who experiences unpredictable, infrequent menstrual cycles or unusually heavy menstrual cycles has irregular periods. Excessive bleeding, dark period blood, pale period blood, severe cramping or prolonged menstrual cycles are also signs of irregular periods. If you experience any of these, you may have a higher risk of infertility.
- Changes in hormones — A common sign of infertility in a woman is a sudden or significant change in hormone levels. Unregulated hormonal conditions can contribute to infertility in some women. Suppose you notice significant changes in your hormone levels, like new or worsening acne, facial hair, and mood changes. In that case, you may want to speak with an experienced infertility specialist who can help.
- Painful or uncomfortable sex — Experiencing pain or significant discomfort during sex is one possible sign of a condition that can cause infertility. Women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and certain infections and experience painful sex are more likely to struggle with infertility.
- Underlying conditions — Many women who struggle with infertility have underlying conditions. The most common conditions that can affect fertility have been listed in the sections above. These include PCOS, thyroid issues, endometriosis and unexplained fertility. While these are a few of the most common conditions that can make getting pregnant difficult, infertility is not exclusively linked to these conditions.
- Being overweight — Research has found that women who are overweight typically have a harder time getting pregnant and are more likely to experience complications during their pregnancy.
- Difficulty getting pregnant — One of the biggest signs of infertility is difficulty getting pregnant after a certain period of time. Experts generally recommend that women over the age of 35 who have unsuccessfully attempted to get pregnant for over a year should seek a specialist’s help. For women under the age of 35 who are trying to get pregnant, a specialist’s treatment is generally recommended after six months of unsuccessful attempts.
- Several miscarriages — Another significant sign of infertility is if a woman has experienced more than one miscarriage. Miscarriages can be caused by a variety of factors but can generally signal issues with fertility.
Find compassionate infertility treatment with Fertility Cloud
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 you need is 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. Each one of our doctors is board-certified and state licensed.
If you want more information on virtual infertility doctors and the process of getting remote infertility care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We are experienced in providing medical treatment to our patients so that they can start the families they have long dreamt of.
Contact our team by phone today for more information or book an initial appointment online with a fertility specialist.