Female Infertility Signs & Symptoms

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SUCCESS. The primary symptom of infertility is the focal challenge — the difficulty in getting pregnant. Various causes of infertility may result in symptoms, however there are often no female infertility signs or symptoms associated with infertility.

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What can we look for in female infertility signs or symptoms?

What Contributes to Infertility in Women?

  • Infrequent ovulation. When ovulation is infrequent, menstrual periods will be spaced further apart, or entirely absent. Common causes of infrequent ovulation include body stress, including eating disorders, ambitious exercise training, rapid weight loss and obesity. Hormonal irregularities such as thyroid issues, pituitary-gland complications and polycystic ovary syndrome can delay or prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg, which can result from unexpected weight loss or gain, fatigue, excessive hair growth or hair loss, acne and ovarian cysts. Cysts in the ovary can cause pelvic pain and also can interfere with the normal process of ovulation.
  • Scarring in the fallopian tubes. Scarring can prevent a positive pregnancy as it stops the egg from traveling into the uterus. Damage can be from a previous surgery, a previous ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, tubal scarring from endometriosis or from pelvic inflammatory disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease is a bacterial infection in the pelvis, caused by sexually transmitted bacteria, often damaging or blocking the fallopian tubes. A history of pelvic pain, with or without fever, may suggest a diagnosis of endometriosis or pelvic infection.
  • Abnormalities of the uterus. Fibroid tumors or uterine polyps can result in heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or enlargement of the uterus. Scar tissue can develop within the uterine cavity as a complication of uterine infections, miscarriages, abortions, or surgical. Such scar tissue can lead to infrequent periods or minimal menstrual flow.

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