Baog or infertility is a term that is defined as the inability to conceive a child. A lot of people are searching for ways to find out if they are infertile or not, but then, it’s not that easy because there aren’t a lot of obvious signs that show when a person is infertile. The most obvious symptom is when the couple has long been trying to conceive a child but fails every after they do IT.
So now, we are giving you the signs and symptoms of infertility.
What are the signs of infertility? What causes infertility and what should a person do when she/he’s already suffering from infertility?
Infertility is hard to detect . Others don’t have any ideea that they are infertile because those couples who do unprotected sex will achieve pregnancy in the first 12 months but the otehrs would have to seek for medical assistance like IVF or In Vitro Fertilization in order for them to conceive a child.
Below are some of the signs:
1. Irregular menstrual cycle
– A regular cycla lasts up to 28 days. irregular menstrual bleeding is when the period occurs more frequent than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days.
Here are the symptoms of irregular menstruation:
– Absent menstruation (amenorrhea)
– Short (less than 21 days)
– Long (over 35 days)
– Heavy or long menstruation
– Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
– Short menstruation time
– Very pale menstruation
– Clotty or very dark purple/black menstruation-
– Mid-cycle bleeding
2. Hormonal Imbalance
– This is caused by irregular menstrual cycle and other reproductive issues. Hormonal imbalance may also cause other health related concers.
The increase of decrease of any of these hormones may unbalance your internal chemical makeup, leading to infertility:
– Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
– Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
– Androgens for example DHEA, Testosterone
– Thyroid hormones
– Women who are aged 35 and above may experience a decrease in fertility while 30 year old women have 20% chance of getting pregnant.
Here are some fertility related issues you might wish to address.
– Uterine Fibroids
– Ovarian Cysts
– Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
– Recurrent Miscarriages (more than 3)
– Blocked Fallopian Tubes
– Signs of Infertility in Men
Most people are thinking that infertility only happens to women which is not true because it happens to both sexes. It’s always advisable to have both partners to get checked if you’ve been trying to conceive a baby.
When it comes to men, it is hard to identify the signs of infertility. The doctors would have to monitor a man’s body functions so that they could determine if there’s a fertility issue.
Doctors who perform a complete semen analysis might determine the following factors in male fertility:
1. Hormonal imbalance
– Just like females, males could also experience hormonal imbalance and this is often related to the testosterone and estrogen.
Common signs of hormonal imbalance in men are low libido, abnormal hair growth, and erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection during sexual arousal or activity.
The most common hormonal imbalance in men:
Sperm Count, Health & Delivery Issues include:
– Erectile dysfunction (ED)
– Low sperm count (oligospermia)
– Abnormal sperm shape (teratozoospermia)
– Abnormal or poor sperm movement (asthenozoospermia)
– Vas Deferens blockage-varicoceles or STD damage
– Immobile sperm (necrozoospermia – when the sperm does not move at all: the sperm may be dead, partially alive or alive but does not move)
– Abnormal sperm production
– Genetic disorders
– Retrograde ejaculation
– Physical or structural abnormalities such as undescended testicle.
– Vasectomy reversal- Up to 70% of men with vasectomy develop antisperm antibodies.
Other Health Issues, Factors and Problems which may affect fertility in both Women and Men
– Drug Addiction
– Thyroid issues
– Poor Adrenal Health
– Very low body weight
– Autoimmune disease
– Cancer (chemotherapy and radiation may cause Premature Ovarian Failure or Low Sperm count and health)
– Injury or trauma to reproductive organs, or one of the endocrine glands.
– Heavy exposure to radiation or other environmental pollution
– Long-term use of medications
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