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A Few Signs of Infertility You Weren’t Aware Of

If you have a regular menstrual cycle and a healthy sex life, but have not become pregnant within the past year, you may be suffering from a hidden medical condition that is making you infertile. Dr. Hugh D. Melnick has a few signs that could point toward your possible infertility diagnosis – even if you are generally healthy and do not have any obvious risk factors – Diagnostic Testing.

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Signs of Infertility

1. Your seemingly regular menstrual cycles may in fact be irregular if they:

  • Are unusually short – occur within less than 24 days
  • Are unusually long – occur within more than 35 days
  • Come unpredictably

If this is you, you may have an irregular menstrual cycle. This could be a sign of possible ovulation problems hindering your natural fertility.

2. You menstruation blood flow is extremely heavy or light.

  • A normal cycle ranges from bleeding for 3 to 7 days
  • If bleeding is very light, this is abnormal
  • If bleeding is heavy and intense, this is abnormal
  • If your blood flow changes significantly month to month
  • Unusual heaviness
  • Unusual coloring

Seek out the advice of a fertility specialist if you are experiencing any of these signs as they could hint that you have a medical condition effecting your fertility.

3. You have severe menstrual cramping.

  • What causes severe menstrual cramps may be impacting your fertility
  • Cramps are caused by prostaglandins, a natural chemical in the tissues of your uterus
  • Cramps that are caused or worsened by other diseases or abnormalities are known as secondary dysmenorrhea
  • Secondary dysmenorrhea is related to infertility – Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Adenomyosis

4. You are extremely underweight or overweight. Unbalanced weight can lead to infertility problems. Other factors:

  • Extreme dieting
  • Poor dieting
  • Too much exercise

A healthy weight range and diet will help your fertility and enhance your chances of becoming pregnant.

5. You have a history of multiple miscarriages. This is a sign that you are experiencing a reproductive medical problem and need a fertility specialist to help you maintain a healthy pregnancy.

  • Only 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies will end in miscarriage
  • You should consult with a fertility specialist after your second miscarriage

6. You have a history of a sexually transmitted disease (STDs).

  • STDs cause infertility due to the infection and inflammation damage they cause to reproductive organs
  • Both chlamydia and gonorrhea cause blockage of the fallopian tubes
  • Blockage of the fallopian tubes makes pregnancy impossible or ectopic pregnancy possible

Discover other signs of infertility you were not aware of by scheduling a thorough diagnostic testing consultation with Dr. Hugh D. Melnick. He can enlighten you about why you are not getting pregnant and can guide you on your way to starting a family. Click below and enter your information or call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700.