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    Most Noticeable Signs of Infertility in Women - In Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation

    • 4.8   (8 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 16 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Neha Gupta - MS, MBBS, DNB - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    Signs of infertility in women are crucial to be noted for timely infertility treatment. Some of the most noticeable signs of infertility include abnormal or absent period, and presence of chronic illness and hormonal changes. One of the causes of miscarriage is increased infertility levels in women which can be treated with infertility treatments.

    The first sign of infertility is the inability to get pregnant after 6 to 12 month of trying to conceive. If a couple has been actively trying for over a year, it may be time to consider if there are reasons conception hasn’t occurred.

    Fertility, Female Infertility

    Signs of female infertility in women are most often related to changes in the menstrual cycle and ovulation. These account for 25% of female infertility situations. Other situations have to do with related disease, birth defects, age or male infertility.

    Infertility signs related to the menstrual cycle and ovulation include:

    • Abnormal Period: Heavier or lighter than normal bleeding
    • Irregular Period: The number of days between each period varies monthly
    • Absent Periods: Periods are not occurring at all
    • Painful Period: Severe cramps or back/pelvic pain occurs during periods
    • All of these period-related signs indicate that there might be a problem with ovulation.

    Additional signs related to female infertility include:

    • Age: By age 40, the chances of conceiving during any one cycle drops
    • Weight: Weight being over- or underweight influences reproductive hormone levels
    • Hormone: Hormone changes sudden skin, hair and weight changes may indicate a hormone unbalance.
    • Recurrent Miscarriage: Multiple miscarriages may be a sign of uterine, blood clotting, hormonal or genetic issues
    • Chronic illness or disease: Illnesses and diseases (eg, diabetes, hypothyroidism, cancer, STDs) and their medications may suppress fertility
    • Excessive smoking and drinking regular: Excessive smoking and drinking regular and excessive intake can lead to infertility in both men and women

    Menstrual Cycle, Female Infertility

    There are also a number of female infertility issues that may not have an obvious sign. These include fallopian tube blockage or damage, cervical or uterine abnormalities, and male infertility

    Looking for signs of female infertility is the first step of diagnosing a fertility issue. There are a number of tests available to pinpoint the exact problem, and there are many drugs and procedures to circumvent these issues.

    Dr. Neha Gupta

    Written by

    Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist
    Dr. Neha Gupta is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Gurgaon. She has been practicing for many years now. Her rich experience in Normal Vaginal Delivery, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Hysterectomy and Tubectomy makes her the most preferred names in Gurgaon. She has acquired MBBS in 2004, DNB from National Board of Examinations in 2009 and MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Maulana Azad Medical College in 2009. She is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. Dr. Neha Gupta has an expertise in Intrauterine Insemination and is practicing at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon. You can get the contact details of Dr. Neha Gupta at


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    Jessica Bell

    I am 40 years old and my chances to be pregnant was around zero percent. So, I opted surrogacy to have my own child.

    Oct. 13, 2018, 2:54 p.m. 5.0


    Elizabeth Tauson

    I used to have painful periods when I was hungry. But now I am a mother of two children and my cyclic cramps are still the same.

    Aug. 8, 2018, 3:23 p.m. 5.0


    Sapna Gupta

    I have a habit of regular smoking and drinking. Does that mean I might not conceive in the future?

    March 27, 2018, 9:02 p.m. 4.5


    Nitya Dutta

    Women with a cyst or blocked fallopian tube are unable to conceive as the sperm never make it to the egg in the vagina. It can only be treated with surgery.

    Nov. 8, 2017, 9:59 p.m. 4.5


    Latoya Munroe

    Every women should have at least 1 green vegetable in their plate. Green vegetables are very rich source of iron, minerals and folic acid.

    Aug. 24, 2017, 2:36 p.m. 4.5


    Lipika Saha

    Stress can also disturb menstrual cycle and ovulation. It steadily affects hormonal balance and fertility issues may also arise due to stress.

    Aug. 24, 2017, 2:35 p.m. 5.0


    Amna Mushtaq

    Irregular menstrual cycle is the major cause leading to female infertility. Women should keep their diet very healthy and nutritious.

    Aug. 24, 2017, 1:43 p.m. 5.0


    Manana Bansal

    There is too much to understand and to do for infertility in women. All of the signs of infertility is listed in this article. Thanks for sharing this.

    May 15, 2017, 3:54 p.m. 5.0

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