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7 Infertility signs to lookout for!

Giving birth to a child fills a couple with felicity, it is one of the most divine feelingsone can ever experience. Unfortunately, some of them are unable to feel this bliss. It is a very distressing thought when one recognises the state of infertility, but before planning to visit a doctor, one should be well aware of the information and signs for it. Infertility is a situation where it has been a period of more than 12 months and still a couple is unable to conceive. If you are also in the same boat then sail with us and know about all the possible signs you need to lookout for, before seeing your doctor.

There are different indicators in case of both man and woman for identifying their fertility. Look out for the following signs to detect your fertility status!

In Case of Women –

Irregular Menstrual Cycles:

Having irregular periods in the teenage years is perfectly fine but when a female faces it in the adult stage, it is an alert forthe arrival of infertility problems. If your periods are not on time every month, then you may face ovulation problems, which would further lead to infertility. Pen down the dates of your menstrual cycle and you’ll be able to clearly know about the irregularity of your periods. If your cycle is less than 24 days or more than 35 days, consult your Gynac in both cases.
Irregular periods have a number of causes, one of them being Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS). It is a situation where a cyst is developed at the outer lining of ovaries, causing severe pain and preventing the woman to achieve pregnancy. The best fertility specialists of Mumbai at IVF Spring treat PCOS with the use of Assisted Reproductive techniques (ART).

Hormonal changes:
A woman has to deal with many hormonal changes during different stages of life and these changes may affect her fertility. When certain hormones such as Progesterone, Oestrogen, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), thyroid hormones, Prolactin etc. accelerates in a female body; it first leads to irregular menstrual cycle and further affects her fertility. You will see symptoms of facial hair growth, obesity, hair loss, skin problems, decreased sex drive, and other issues. In such case, you are required to consult your female doctor, for she will provide you with all the necessary information along with prescribing you relevant tests to know the exact cause.

Heavy bleeding & cramps during periods:
If you face immense pain during your menstrual periods, it is a sign of infertility problems. Bleeding for 3-7 days is considered to be fine. In case the bleeding is extremely light or very intense then it is an alarm for you to see a doctor. If you witness other problems like changes in – bleeding heaviness, time duration of periods, severe cramps, and unusual spotting; seeking immediate medical help is highly advisable.

Increased age:
Most of the cases of female infertility are seen in women who are older than 35. Facts state that women at the age of 30 have 20% chance of conceiving and at the age of 40, the possibility decreases to 5%. Most of the miscarriages have been experienced by the women above the age of 35.

In case of men –

Ejaculation issues:

This is one of the common symptoms that are seen in a man suffering from infertility. If the problem of low or zero sperm count is witnessed by a man in his semen then he will be stuck with infertility. Usually, the problem in sperms is detected with the help of a test known as “semen analysis”. It depicts a clear picture of the quantity, quality and motility of the sperm. The process of semen analysis is best performed at IVF Spring where there is a separate set-up for men to provide their semen for the test.

Extreme Changes in hair growth:
Just like women, men also have to deal with hormonal changes in their body. There is a huge impact of these hormonal imbalances on a male’s reproductive health. A man witnesses changes in hair like the texture & density of the hair along with other symptoms such as a change in complexion, an eruption of Acne and other skin problems; which in turn affects his fertility.

Decreased sex drive:
Also known as loss of libido, a man’s desire for sexual intercourse decreases when he is infertility-stricken. Studies have proved that about 40% of the men have witnessed a decrease in sex drive after affecting with infertility. Also, a pain or swelling in the testicle area can be felt during sexual intercourse.

Before curing the problem, it is important to first know about its symptoms and causes. The journey of infertility would not be easy but it would be worth it at the end after holding your own baby in your arms. Make IVF Spring your partner for achieving parenthood, for we deeply believe in satisfaction of our patients.

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