Many women deal with some sort of infertility during the course of their lives.
Some women show symptoms of infertility, and other women do not know there is a problem until they start trying to conceive. With the many different types of infertility, the signs and symptoms range from women to women or can even affect the man in the relationship.
A woman should see their doctor if they have not become pregnant even though they are trying. ‘Trying’ here means one to two years of unprotected intercourse on an average of three times a week.
A couple should see first their primary care physician, or their own regular doctor in order to diagnose a fertility problem. They may then be referred to a specialist.
Among the many possible signs of infertility, the most common for women is an irregular menstrual cycle. Although an irregular menstrual cycle may be a good indicator of infertility, it could also point to a lot of things and does not necessarily mean that the woman is infertile.
Another of the key infertility signs may be a weight problem in regards to a women being to thin or obese. Some women who are too thin and bordering on emaciation can have a problem conceiving because they lack the proper nutrients. On the other hand, women who are obese sometimes suffer from hormonal problems, which in turn may affect their reproductive system.
Substance and alcohol abuse can also lead to infertility. Although these are causes of infertility rather then signs of infertility because they can make a woman unable to conceive. Then women who frequently use illegal drugs and other substances can harm their bodies too of course, affecting the way it works. They are likely candidates of being unable to produce children because substances and alcohol abuse can and may discourage the proper growth and conception of fetuses.
Signs of infertility can also be apparent in the man too. Anatomical or physical problems may be signs of infertility in men.
Un-descended testicles can be a sign of infertility. Other reasons for infertility in men may be due to due to external causes. Men who wear tight underwear or jeans may have an inability to produce viable sperm for conception.
Exposure to heat on their scrotum and testicles can also lead to a difficulty in producing effective sperm.
Some of the signs of infertility in women and men are the same. Both men and women can fail to to produce offspring through weight problems like obesity or substance abuse.
In the same way a women’s body can malfunction in a way that may not hold a pregnancy, a man might be affected because they may not be able to produce the right amount or form of sperm to conceive.
If a couple has been trying to get pregnant with no results, rather then jumping to the conclusion of infertility, the couple should take steps to make sure they are having intercourse when the woman is ovulating. There are even apps nowadays to help the woman track her basal body temperature or use an ovulation kit to see when she is ovulating.
Often times, the couple is maybe just not having intercourse around the right time of the month.
To learn more about this – check out the Pregnancy Guide.