We have been writing about surrogacy and the reason to embark on a surrogate journey, on this page for a while:
This led me to think about signs of infertility. The more I speak with friends and those who have tried for a while the more obvious it becomes that some couples delay in seeking help.
So this post focuses on signs of infertility and when to seek help.
See similar post herehttps://faithfulwait.com/2016/06/08/infertility-when-to-seek-help/
Infertility affects both male and female. In previous post we discussed that a third of infertility issues comes from women, the other third from men or combination of both, other factors related to unknown causes.
Below is a list of signs of infertility for women
- Painful sex
- Heavy; long or paid periods: could be a sign of endometriosis, this is a condition where tissues found in the womb are present elsewhere in the body.
- Irregular menstrual cycle.
- Hormone changes: a test by your doctor can detect changes in hormones: hormone change can lead to weight gain, facial hair in female, loss of sex drive, acne.
- Underlying medical conditions: such as damage to Fallopian tubes, PCOS, cancer. Rheumatoid Arthritis ( which is a condition I was diagnosed of).
infertility in men:
Signs of infertility in men can include
- Hormone imbalance: The key hormone for male is Testosterone where problem with the testes can cause infertility. The males testes have two hormones which make sperm, the luteinizing hormones and the stimulating hormones. These hormones are produced by pituitary glands so any problems with this gland Amy also led to infertility in men.
- Erectile dysfunction: failure to have erection during sex can be as a result of stress or other psychological factors. Please seek medical intervention If this becomes a regular occurrence.
- Ejaculation problem: Any change or difficulty in ejeculation, can result in infertility, medical advice should be sought where this becomes a frequent occurrence
- Problems with the testicle: This may include swollen, painful, or tender testicles. If you noticed any of these or other changes in your testlces please seek help.
- Obesity: Obesity can affect both male and female fertility. It is important to keep your weight under check if you are trying for a baby.
Other causes of infertility include
- Excessive drinking/consumption of alcohol
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Poor diet
When to seek help.
If you experience any of the above signs, please consult your doctor if you are under 35 and have been trying for more than a year (6 months if you are over 35 of age).
Changes to make to boost your fertility
Change of lifestyle may include having healthier meals
Decreases of total reduction of alcohol
Keeping your weight in check.
It is important to observe your body for any signs of changes and consult your doctor as soo. As possible to avoid delays in getting pregnant
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