Symptoms of Infertility
Most people should consult a doctor after a year of trying to conceive unsuccessfully. This is the main sign of infertility. If the woman is over age 35 and hasn’t conceived after trying for six months or has an irregular menstrual cycle, it’s best to see a doctor as soon as possible. Remember that the man should be evaluated, too. Male infertility is just as common as female infertility.
In another 40% of cases, the woman is diagnosed with a problem, such as:
Irregular ovulation (release of eggs)
Blocked fallopian tubes
Abnormalities in the cervix or uterus
In about 20% of infertile couples, no cause can be found.
In about 40% of infertile couples, the cause is traced to the man. Common problems include:
Low sperm count
Poor sperm motility
Blocked sperm ducts
In some cases, poor timing is the main obstacle. To find out when you’re ovulating (and determine the best time for sex), you can use over-the-counter ovulation tests. These detect a hormonal surge that occurs 12 to 36 hours before the ovary releases an egg. If the tests never yield a positive result, consult your doctor. Irregular ovulation accounts for about a third of all cases of infertility.
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