Most women do not notice the subtle signs of infertility until they try to get pregnant. Being aware of the common signs of infertility – and seeking immediate medical attention from a fertility specialist – is imperative to being proactive about sustaining your ability to have a baby in the future.
Common Signs of Infertility
Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and medical director of IVF1 located in the brand new Naperville Fertility Center – wants you to take a good look at the following most common signs of infertility. The Doctor wants you to be aware of the benefits of consulting with a fertility specialist before you start trying to have a baby.
Sign No. 1 = Changes in Menstrual Period Regularity
Changes in your regular monthly period’s cycle and symptoms is one of the most severe signs of infertility. Irregular periods are indicative of a possible ovulation problem hindering your natural fertility.
- Cycles varying in length by more than 2 weeks
- Cycles extending more than 38 days in length
- Period lasting longer than 7 days
- Heavy menstrual bleeding – heavier than normally in the past
- Pain during menstruation – especially if you’ve never experienced such pain before
- Spotting between cycles
Sign No. 2 = Hormonal Changes
Hormonal imbalances commonly cause infertility in women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) will cause a hormonal imbalance leading to infertility. Hormonal imbalance symptoms include:
- Changes in hair growth patterns – growing hair on the chest or face
- Changes in fat distribution – increased fat in the abdomen
- Mood swings
- Adult acne
- Changes in sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
Sign No. 3 = Recurrent Miscarriage
Recurrent miscarriage is defined as three or more consecutive spontaneous pregnancy losses. Chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo that has implanted into the uterine lining are the main cause of early pregnancy loss. Dr. Randy S. Morris is one of a very few fertility specialists to identify the cause of recurrent miscarriage through a cutting edge testing technique known as embryoscopy. Also referred to as a fetoscopy, this new testing technique uses fiber optics to extract and examine only the placental tissue (the fetus) after a miscarriage has occurred. This procedure is superior to the traditional D&C procedure because the mother’s uterine cells are effectively separated from the fetal tissue being examined.
Sign No. 4 = Not Getting Pregnant
The most obvious sign of infertility is not being able to get pregnant. If you are 35 or younger and have failed to conceive after having regular, unprotected sex for one year, you need to see a fertility specialist. Because of a woman’s egg quality decreases substantially after the age of 35, the rule of thumb for trying to get pregnant naturally before seeking medical help is only six months.
Diagnose Your Signs of Infertility
Dr. Randy S. Morris will accurately diagnose your cause of infertility and design a corrective treatment plan to help you get pregnant – sooner than later. The Doctor will customize a fertility plan for your specific needs so that you can have the baby of your dreams.
Guide to Fertility Treatment
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Schedule your consultation with Dr. Randy S. Morris by calling 630.357.6540.