Infertility Symptoms: 4 Signs

on Aug 06, 2012

by Prabha Sahgal, MD

  • Rate this Article:
    VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 4.8/5 (16 votes cast)

What are the symptoms of infertility? And find out how the key female hormones play a role in woman's fertility.

Women’s infertility is, and has always been, a topic of wide interest. So, it is important for us women to be aware and well informed about this. Firstly, however, I would like to break the myth that only women older than 30 are the ones facing this problem. Studies show that 7% of women aged between 20 and 24 suffer from infertility, as 9% of women aged between 25 and 29 have the same problem, and the number increases to 15% for women aged between 30 and 34. Therefore, according to these studies, age is not the only factor responsible for women’s infertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, the issue still stands. How do we recognize the signs of infertility in women? What are the symptoms of infertility in women? The most visible signs are:

the irregular menstrual cycle
pelvic pain
vaginal pain and numerous infections
hormonal imbalances

But these symptoms are not necessarily signs of infertility. More significant ones are: the imbalance of luteinizing hormone, the progesterone imbalance, and the follicle stimulating hormone. But now another question arises, what are these hormones and how are they responsible of a woman’s fertility?

The Imbalance of Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Luteinizing hormone has an important role in ovulation. The anterior pituitary gland is responsible for its secretion, and once produced this hormone, stimulated by the hypothalamus, which is a gland located in the brain, helps the reproduction process. As a result, a deficiency of LH could raise serious problems for a woman who wants to become pregnant.

The Progesterone Imbalance

The progesterone is produced by the ovaries, and is responsible for our regulated menstrual cycle, embryogenesis and pregnancy. As a result, a lack of progesterone or a low secretion of it in the ovaries results in less thickened uterus wall during conception, which in the end determines a miscarriage.

The Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Its deficiency not only can cause infertility, but can also cause Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, obesity and hirsutism. This hormone is responsible for both pubertal maturation process and the reproductive processes of our bodies. Again, the deficiency of the follicle stimulating hormone affects the ovarian follicles in the ovary, and as a result the fertility of a woman.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself, if you have been trying to conceive for some time and failed.

Have I been trying to conceive for at least 6 months or 1 year?
Do I have regular or irregular periods?
Have I miscarried before or do I have sisters that have miscarried?
Is my husband fertile?

Discuss your answers to these questions with your doctor, and you will certainly find out if you really have infertility related problems.

ConceiveEasy TTC Kit + 20 FREE Pregnancy Tests

ConceiveEasy® TTC Kit™ is the most complete fertility system available over the counter. Clinically proven to dramatically increase your chances of conception and help you get pregnant fast from the very first use. And now for a limited time, Try a FREE starter pack today & receive 20 FREE pregnancy tests and a FREE Digital BBT Thermometer!

Infertility Symptoms: 4 Signs, 4.8 out of 5 based on 16 ratings

Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

  • SammyKlein

    Hi my name is Sammy i have been trying to get preganant fo two years now

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    Possible reasons for not conceiving a baby could range from azoospermia (no sperm) to irregular periods; from age risk to uterine disorders. I would recommend seeing your fertility specialist to determine exact cause and be provided with available fertility treatments.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    A good way to conceive faster is by determining when your ovulation days are. Using an ovulation kit (or opk) to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. A preconception visit to your doctor is also recommended in order to have you and your partner’s over-all health and fertility evaluated and for you to discuss and explore your options for fertility. The ConceiveEasy® TTC Kit™ System is available for purchase to residents outside the United States. You may place your order online or by telephone at (888) 363-9222. Please note, at this time our risk-free trial is only available to residents in the United States.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • ramielane

    I got pregnant last year, unfortunately miscarriage occured on the 4th month of my pregnancy, now I want to get pregnant again my husband and I are trying for a year now. What do we have to do for me to get pragnant and avoid miscarriage? I am experiencing pain on the lower left side of my abdomen since the timei was pregnant till now,,, and my menstruation became irregular.what do I have todo?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)
Cart preview 1 Out of 1 items




Your Exclusive Free Bonus Gift:

20 FREE Pregnancy Tests
20 FREE Ovulation Tests
10 Pregnancy/10 Ovulation Tests