Symptoms of InfertilityLori Ramsey
The first obvious symptom of infertility is the inability to conceive. Unfortunately, most women or men won't discover their infertility until they have tried unsuccessfully to conceive for a period of time. Usually, it takes many tests and exams to come to the conclusion of an infertility diagnosis, but there are a few symptoms to be on the lookout for.
The absence of the menstrual bleeding, along with a negative pregnancy test may be one sign. If you go for months with little to no bleeding, this is a classic sign that something isn't right. This could be the result of anovulation (not ovulating), PCOS, or LUFS.
Pain in the pelvic area is another sign of infertility. This could be indicative of endometriosis, PCOS, fibroid tumors or infection.
Low basal body temperature may also indicate an infertility problem. Low basal body temperature during the first half of your cycle could be indicative of too high estrogen, or a hypo-active thyroid. Low basal body temperature during the last half of your cycle is indicative of low progesterone.
High basal body temperatures in the first half of the cycle are indicative of low estrogen or hyper-active thyroid.
If your basal body temperature that doesn't shift upwards, this is indicative of anovulation.
If your luteal phase is less than 10 days, a luteal phase defect is most likely present. This is the time from ovulation to menstruation. This time has to be at least 10 days in order for a pregnancy to occur. The cause is low progesterone, and can easily be treated.
Fertile quality cervical fluid is important around the time of ovulation. Without it, the sperm will not reach the egg. Possible causes are hormonal imbalances, such as low estrogen.
Unfortunately for men there are no symptoms of infertility other than impotence. A man usually finds out he's infertile when a semen analysis is performed.
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