When you decide to start a family, it’s crushing when you are unable to do so. We understand that you want to do everything you can to have a child. However, it is not rare to face difficulties conceiving.
There are many reasons a woman could be struggling with conception. Read on if you are wondering whether or not you have similar issues.
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS is a common female reproductive health problem, which sends reproductive hormones out of balance. Hormonal imbalance can interfere with the possibility of conception.
The symptoms of PCOS include:
- irregular menstrual cycle
- too much facial hair
- thinning hair
- unusual weight gain
- skin darkening
Fallopian Tube Damage
Fallopian tubes may become damaged due to inflammation due to blockage, damage or scarring. All these can result in infertility.
Fallopian tubes may become damaged due to STDs or Sexually transmitted diseases, Pelvic inflammatory disease, previous pelvic infections or ectopic pregnancy.
If you have had cancer or are undergoing treatment, it can cause issues with the reproductive system. Cancer treatment and chemotherapy drugs can cause infertility.
If you are undergoing cancer treatment, you should wait at least 6 months after finishing treatment to try to get pregnant. If you have finished cancer treatments, talk to your fertility specialist about becoming pregnant.
Premature or early menopause can lead to depletion of ovarian follicles before a woman reaches 40 years of age. Signs of premature menopause include –
- heavy or very light periods
- irregular periods
- hot flashes
- vaginal dryness
- bladder sensitivity
- dry skin, eyes, or mouth,
- lowered sex drive
- inability to sleep
If you are experiencing any of the above problems and suspect fertility issues or if have been trying to get pregnant without success, seek a fertility specilaist’s help immediately.