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Are Infrequent Periods A Sign Of Infertility
In a way, yes: Irregular periods can happen for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, if you miss a period that means a mid cycle ovulation did not take place which in turn means no chance for the egg to be fertilized by a sperm. Check with your doctor if further testing is needed to ensure your ovaries are in good shape and that all the hormones necessary to regulate your cycle are intact. Diary will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No not at all.: Menses is not fertility. Light periods could be just the normal pattern for some females, related to the use of hormones e.G birth control pills, use of some types of iud... What ever the cause may be light periods do reflect or predict fertility at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Irregular periods are most commonly a sign of anovulation. This frequently occurs during the teenage years after menarche and during perimenopause. It can also occur at other times often associated with PCOD or stress. Most women have occasional irregular periods during their reproductive years. Persistent irregular menses need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some people with irregular periods are not ovulating. If that is the case for you fertility will be an issue. Othertimes people just ovulate irregularly and they probably won't have any trouble getting pregnant, it just might take more time to figure out when they are ovulating and are fertile ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depending if having irregular periods is a change from the person's normal pattern. If the normal pattern has been regular and then as she matures irregularity occurs then early menopause is a possibility. Further evaluation is warranted to rule out any other hormonal abnormalities such as hyper prolactinemia and hypothyroidism in addition to polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more
Can endometriosis be the cause for a skipped period? Having pregnancy symptoms but history of ovarian cysts. Day 39 of a normal 28 day cycle.
No: Common signs are: clear crystalline stringy cervical mucous, and some women actually have a painful sensation or "mittelschmerz" when they ovulate. In general though, if you don't need to worry about it. If you are have sex just 2-3 times a week there are always sperm in your tubes. You don't need to "time" sex. That can take some of the fun out of it. ...Read more
Lack of periods: Amenorrhea refers to the condition of 'lacking menstrual periods'. The causes of amenorrhea can be broadly categorized into either 1. Ovarian/reproductive tract dysfunction (anatomic obstruction, pregnancy, menopause, pcos, androgen excess, or others) or 2. Pituitary/hypothalamic gland problems in brain (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, traumatic injury to brain, etc). ...Read more
Can a woman with pcos have regular ovulation and regular periods?when the periods are considered irregular?when is it difficult for ovulation to occur
No, but...: Concerning abnormal menstruation, it is a good idea to be evaluated by a gyn-doc although one needs to consider the emerging menopause for a 53-t-o female. Clinically, some women may experience some urinary frequency around their period with specific reasons but elucidated as changing mucosal sensitivity of lower urinary tract secondary to hormonal fluctuation. Besides, UIT? Overdrinking of water? ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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