Infertility has led to so many marriages breaking apart. It has negative social impacts on many couples, especially the women who can be subjected by their partners to violence, depression, anxiety, social stigma, emotional stress, and low self-esteem. Many women with Houston Infertility are always stressed because this condition does not show direct signs. One can begin to get worried when one tries to conceive. Here are signs women can look out for that may indicate that they could be infertile.
1. Pain when having Sex
When you experience pain during sexual intercourse or dyspareunia could be a sign that you could be having an underlying health complication that could affect your fertility as a woman. The health issue affecting you includes infections, fibroids, and endometriosis.
2. Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Usually, the menstrual cycle length can vary from one woman to another and over time. However, so many women go through a regular cycle, meaning they experience the same process during each monthly cycle.
Supposing you are having an irregular cycle, which causes you to begin missing your periods, could be a worrying sign that you could be developing infertility. The signs could indicate that you are starting not to have regular ovulation. Ovulation is the period your ovary begins to release an egg.
When you develop irregular ovulation, it could be due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thyroid issues, obesity, and when you become underweight.
3. Long, Heavy and Painful Periods
Another sign to worry about infertility is when you begin to have unusually long, heavy, and painful periods. Typically, some women go through light flows during menstruation which happens for a few days. On the other hand, others go through heavy periods that come with painful cramps.
When you notice that you are beginning to experience heavy and painful periods, this could signify that you are developing endometriosis. This condition affects tissues situated in the womb but could now be present in other parts of your body.
You need to seek help when you notice signs of endometriosis, as it could lead to infertility. It displays other symptoms like chronic pelvic pain, nausea, pain during sex, fatigue, irregular periods, and bowel problems.
4. Pale or Dark Menstrual Blood
When your menstrual blood appears paler than usual, you need to find the root cause by seeking help. Usually, the blood should be bright red and get darker on the second day at the beginning of your menstrual flow.
When you notice you are discharging very dark or old blood when you begin to menstruate, you could be having endometriosis. Supposing you begin to experience other symptoms, it would be best to visit a doctor for extermination.
5. Hormone Changes
The type of hormonal changes you may display could be nonspecific. Therefore, you may fail to notice or tell the underlying factor behind them. You need to visit a doctor to get a test for hormonal issues to know if you are safe.
When your hormone levels fluctuate, they may cause severe acne, unexplained weight gain, facial hair, cold feet, and hands. You may also begin to experience loss of sexual desire, nipple discharge, and thinning of your hair.
When you begin to display the above signs and others, you need to find help. At Memorial Women’s Specialists, we specialize in treating various conditions that could cause infertility. Book an appointment and get all the tests and proper medication for your infertility issues.