7 Signs of Infertility in Women

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  • YOU HAVE ALWAYS HAD IRREGULAR PERIODS: Now do not make peace with this sort of situation! . If your periods do not follow the stipulated 21 or 35 days cycle, you need to be wary. Because if nothing else, irregular periods indicate that you are not ovulating every month. This is among the sure-short signs of infertility in women, though such condition can be treated provided you raise the alarm earlier on. You need to ovulate regularly to get pregnant. Statistics show that irregular ovulation is the primary cause of female infertility. There are treatments to cure this condition, and if you intend to get pregnant in the future, initiate now.

 

  • YOUR PERIODS HAVE SUDDENLY STOPPED: Now, if you are not a menopausal woman, and also not under any medication to delay or temporary stop your periods, be very concerned. Your periods in such situation shouldn’t naturally stop, for stopped periods mean no ovulation, and if you are not going to ovulate, you shall not get pregnant. Ovulation is crucial to pregnancy, and halted periods are among the clear signs of infertility in women. Immediately consult your gynecologist, and start on the requisite medication. Of course, there is treatment for stopped periods.

 

  • YOUR PERIODS ARE VERY HEAVY: the flow of the vaginal blood should be moderate, anything above that, which normally keeps you in bed, is a cause of concern. Heavy periods are an indicator of no ovulation because the release of the egg from the ovaries triggers the production of the hormone progesterone which is responsible for giving you healthy periods. Now when you don’t ovulate, the lack of this progesterone leads to extremely heavy menstrual blood flow. This is a definite hindrance in your pregnancy plans. Notice this trend in your periods for a few months, and if they are consistently heavy, you need to see your doctor at once

 

  • PAIN DURING SEX: either your periods are very painful, or you experience pain every time you have an intercourse, these can be veritable signs of infertility in women. Have you noticed blood in your urine or you have terrible rectal pain, all these are conditions of ENDOMETRIOSIS. Stats show that about 7 Million women in the USA suffer from this condition. And of them about 40 percent turn out to be infertile, because you have an extremely difficult time trying to get pregnant. ENDOMETRIOSIS can be treated and hence observe your body and don’t feel shy to talk to your doctor.

 

  • GROWTH OF UNWANTED DARK HAIR ON YOUR FACE: If you notice a sprouting of thick, coarse body hair on odd parts of your body, this could be an indicator of PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS is generally a condition in which a woman’s sex hormones, progesterone and estrogen, are way off, which often leads to the formation of cysts, though benign, in the ovaries. PCOS have a bearing on a hoard of things such the functioning of your heart, your menses, and most importantly, your fertility. There are several factors responsible for PCOS such as the overproduction of the male sex hormone, androgen, and genetic conditions among others. But PCOS are among the important signs of infertility in women, so without losing time get yourself checked.

 

  • YOU ARE LOSING EXCESSIVE HAIR ON A DAILY BASIS: Well, now hair loss is not definite indicator of infertility in women. There are several environmental and internal factors that can be attributed to hair loss, and infertility being one of them. An unchecked thyroid could be a reason for hair thinning or hair loss, as are anemia, autoimmune diseases and psoriasis. But again an important cause of sudden hair or abnormal hair thinning is undiagnosed PCOS. Observe your body closely, if your hair loss is grave and sudden, fix an appointment with your gynecologist, for it is going to affect your chances of getting pregnant in future.

 

  • POOR SEX DRIVE: Either you are having extremely painful sex or you have genuinely lost interest in sex, both are conditions that need some mulling over. Stress, depression can often be the cause of a plummeted sec drive, and not to mention, there are a host of medical conditions contributing to the same including infertility. If you are not going to have natural, health sex, you are not going to conceive your baby. So, don’t leave it off as just another phase. A drastic drop in sex drive can never be normal and be informed, you need to consult your doctor about this. There are superb treatments to get it back up and running.

 

WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU ARE NOT SUFFERING FROM ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, AND EVEN IF YOU ARE, THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC, ALL THESE CONDITIONS WHILE THEY ARE SIGNS OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN, CAN WELL BE TREATED IF YOU ATTEND TO THEM SOON ENOUGH.

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7 Signs of Infertility in Men

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  • PAIN AND SWELLING IN YOUR TESTICLES: Always check the health of your testicles whether there is a certain tension, swelling or even a lump, because this could be an indicator of VARICOCELE. This condition relates to the enlargement of the testicle veins, like varicose vein, leading to a lowered sperm count and subsequently hampering the delivery of sperms. If your pain is to acute, consult your doctor. There are surgeries in order to fix the clumped veins. By ignoring this you are cutting down on your chances of becoming a DADDY.

 

  • POOR SENSE OF SMELL: Now, this may not be a foolproof indicator of infertility, but surely one of the signs of infertility in men. Usually this condition relates to a disorder that is passed down genetically called KALLMAN’S SYNDROME, an extremely rare disorder in which your puberty never took off, or you are still in your puberty phase despite your years. As a result of this condition, you are totally immune to smells, and you cannot discern one smell from the other. This usually leads to the malfunction of the testicles and erectile dysfunction, and of course lowered sex drive. If you have had this condition for the longest time you can remember, and not because you recently caught a cold, visit your doctor.

 

  • DIFFICULTY IN EJACULATION: This is a rather common sign of infertility in men, and it is referred to as EJACULATION DISORDER. In this condition, either you ejaculate in fits and starts, or very low amount of sperms come out when you do, and is a grave cause of concern if being a parent is your priority. Sometimes retrograde ejaculation could be a cause for this great difficulty in ejaculation because this condition draws the semen backwards to the bladder rather than out of it. Some medicines are responsible for giving you this condition, while it can also be a neural problem, either way, you shouldn’t have difficulty ejaculating.

 

  • LOW SPERM COUNT: Low sperm count is among the sure-shot signs of infertility in men because if the sperms are not sufficient it will not help the egg to fertilize into a n embryo. You can’t ascertain this at home, but if you have been having unprotected sex for about a year and still trying to have a baby, then you are suggested to take a test to ensure your sperm count isn’t poor. Typically any lesser than 15million sperm per milliliter of semen is a low sperm count. It ideally should hover between 20 and 150million sperm per milliliter of semen. There are several factors that can be attributed to a lowered sperm count such as chemical exposure, an imbalance of hormones and infection in the testicles. Sooner you see your doctor, the better

 

  • YOUR TESTICLES ARE SMALLER THAN USUAL: This is again a very rare condition, also called the KILNEFELTER’s SYNDROME, sometimes, even genetic, when you are born with smaller testicles. Small testicles cause insufficient production of sperms needed for the fertilization of the egg. Predominantly, during puberty they are too tiny for the production of testosterone. This condition should be treated in your teen years, or you will have to seek help of a genetic expert in infertility.

 

  • LOW SEX DRIVE: Of course you could be too tired on days to have sex, and we are not calling that low sex drive. But in general, if you do not have the urge to have sex, or even initiate sex with your partner, you have a cause for concern here. This is among the definite signs of infertility in men. If your testicles are not producing enough testosterone to stimulate you enough to have an intercourse, you need to fix an appointment with your doctors. You cannot father a child if you are slowly going off sex. Get this checked before it is too late.

 

  • YOU ARE GROWING BREASTS: Gynecomastia results in a swelling in the breast tissues in men due to an imbalance in the sex hormones, androgen and testosterone. This leads to an enlargement in the breasts. If you have noticed your breasts growing and that too disproportionately, you could be suffering from the condition which will prevent you from having a baby. It is a major cause of male infertility, but it can be corrected provided you seek help at the right time.

 

IF YOU HAVE NOTICED ANY OF THESE SIGNS OF INFERTILITY IN MEN, VISIT YOUR DOCTOR, BABY OR NO BABY, IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO GET SUCH SYMPTOMS CORRECTED AND STAY HEALTHY.

 

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How to Deal With Infertility in Marriages

 

Tochukwu and Amaka met in the University during 100 level course registration. They became friends and were inseparable everywhere  on campus, soon they began dating. They seem to be the ideal couple..at least every one thought so.
Tochukwu was that macho guy; tall, broad chest, ripped with muscles and a six pack like that of the spartan soldiers in the epic movie ‘300’…After all he was a GYM BUFF .All the girls liked him, but Amaka gave him a close marking, she was not going to share him with anyone.

They stuck together through tough times, even when they got posted to different states for NYSC. After Youth service,they both got retained,him at a Bank and She at an Advertising agency(she was to Head the Marketing dept at a new branch recently opened in d city where Tochukwu was domiciled)… Everything seemed to be working in her favor and the relationship blossomed.
On Amaka’s 28 birthday, Tochukwu took her to a fancy restaurant and in the presence of their friends, he  popped the big question,  of course Amaka said YES!. She had been waiting for this day.

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Soon after they got married…moved into a Duplex..and designed a breathtaking nursery..EXPECTANT?..Yes..but she just didn’t know why she couldn’t take in.They tried for 4 years, without any positive results.

They both began to question and doubt themselves. Amaka looked at herself; she hadn’t been promiscuous like her mates, for the major part of her adult life she had been with only one man, Tochukwu. He also was thinking to himself; a fit pro, able bodied, a hunk, there was no way he could be firing blanks.

A friend adviced them to go see a Fertility doctor. After much hesitation, they finally went.
They told him their problem, and also a bit of their history, how they had been dating since school days and all the rest.
The doctor analysed what they had told him. He had to probe further.

 

He asked Amaka if in the past they had abused contraceptive drugs such as ‘postinor’. She flashed back to  their relationship before getting married, and remembered that she always took those drugs anytime they had sex…&her cycle length just didn’t add up ever since..moreover she took them like every other day.
Having noticed his body build, asked if he had ever taken to Testosterone medication(injection/tablets) to increase his muscle bulk? …YES HE SAID…Just  like everybody else in the BODY BUILDING GYM..they say it helps..so what d heck..?Apparently Tochukwu had abused Testosterone drugs during his days of intense physical exercise.
The Doctor revealed to them that Contraceptive abuse for women , and Testosterone abuse for men…cause HORMONAL IMBALANCES..by a mechanism called NEGATIVE FEED BACK EFFECT..  and is a leading  cause of infertility today, and that was possibly the reason why child bearing had become a challenge.
Would they have benefited from a Pre-marriage Fertility Assessment?