Little-known signs of infertility
Whether you want to become pregnant in the near future or not think about it, in any case, you will be useful to learn about the signs of infertility because they often indicate a more serious problem that can affect your overall health.
We made a list, which in any case is not exhaustive - for more information, you must consult with your doctor, this list covers some of the most obvious signs that should alert you and show you that it's time to make an reception.
your cycles are extremely painful
Severe pain may be a symptom of endometriosis (condition where the inner layer of the uterus cells proliferate outside of the layer). And it is not a rare spasm, but of "severe pain that affects your whole life. You can not go to work or do things that normally do, "said Mike Uhler, a reproductive center for infertility treatment in Illinois. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, about half of infertile women suffer from endometriosis is. For the treatment of this disease prescribe hormonal birth control pills.
Your hands and feet are always cold
If your limbs permanently ice, gloves and wool socks might not help. You should be screened for thyroid hormone levels, as soon as possible. Cold hands and feet can be a sign of hypothyroidism (not enough thyroid hormone). This can lead to irregular ovulation and affect your menstrual cycle. A blood test will show what your hormone levels. On the disease and show other symptoms: constipation, forgetfulness, dry skin and extreme tiredness.
menstrual cycle Failure
Maybe you and rejoice that menstruation was gone for a few months, but it may be a sign of so-called "ovulatory dysfunction." Your ovaries must release an egg for fertilization, and if you do not ovulate then you do not have and menstruation. If between periods interval is greater than 35 days, you should be screened, as in other matters, and in the event that menstruation has disappeared altogether. In addition, you should be alerted if your cycle you become too frequent -.. Every 21 days or less, that is, to this may be another sign of ovulation problems.
The discharge from the nipple
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding should not do anything to stand out from your nipples. If you still have a selection, it may be a sign of hyperprolactinemia, that is, your body produces too much of the hormone prolactin. The causes of this condition may be a problem with the thyroid gland, the use of some medications, and even the appearance of a benign tumor on the pituitary gland. When prolactin levels are high, it affects your hormonal balance, resulting in the ovaries can not perform its function. A simple blood test will reveal this problem, and drugs to cope with it in most cases.
You have extra weight
Doctors say that obesity is a cause of infertility in about 6% of cases. Adipose tissue produces hormones, primarily estrogen. estrogen accumulation in adipose tissue may cause anovulation in women (lack of quality of ovulation), the failure of the menstrual cycle and, as a consequence, the lack of a safe pregnancy.
You grow facial hair
Hair growing abundantly in unexpected places (for example, on the face), or hair loss (eg, color) - these are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. This status means that your reproductive hormones are not in order, and this may impair the ability of the ovaries to produce and release an egg. Contraceptives can help deal with the problem.
You ill gonorrhea
The common disease, sexually transmitted, may be accompanied by a burning sensation during urination, heavy vaginal discharge and bleeding in mid-cycle. But, unfortunately, the majority of women these symptoms are simply not there. The disease can lead to pelvic pain, infertility, and the appearance of scar tissue, which blocks the fallopian tubes, whereby the sperm and ovum can not meet. If you are afraid that they could catch this disease, you should be screened.