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Are infrequent periods a sign of infertility?

Are infrequent periods a sign of infertility?

Could be: Depending on the cause for infrequent periods you might have trouble getting pregnant. Please see your doctor. If you're not trying to get pregnant appropriate contraception is still necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Are irregular periods a sign of infertility?

Are irregular 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 more

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Are light periods a sign of infertility?

Are light periods a sign of infertility?

No, different : Women have different characteristics for their periods. ...Read more

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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

No: No, light flow is not unusual; although skipped periods suggest an ovulatory problem. ...Read more

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Are frequent menstrual periods a sign of menoupause?

Are frequent menstrual periods a sign of menoupause?

Could be: Some women experience menstrual irregularity prior to stopping their periods. This could also be a sign of other problems such as endometrial polyps, fibroids, endometrial cancer, etc. You should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are light periods in a woman a sign of infertility?

Are light periods in a woman a sign of infertility?

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 more

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Are irregular periods always a sign of early menopause?

Are irregular periods always a sign of early menopause?

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 more

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

No.: Not a sign. If you have other symptoms or suspect ovarian cysts, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods pose a symptom of infertility?

Does irregular periods pose a symptom of infertility?

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 more

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Can irregular periods be a sign of early menopause?

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

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Are frequent headaches a sign of pregnancy?

Are frequent headaches a sign of pregnancy?

Never heard that...: In the absence of the primary one of missing your period, there is no reason to think you are pregnant based on headaches. Best wishes. ...Read more

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We are ttc. Is gas/flatulance a common predictor of ovulation or an early sign of conception?

We are ttc. Is gas/flatulance a common predictor of ovulation or an early sign of conception?

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

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Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

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

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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

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

PCOS and ovulation: At your young age and with your concerns you need to go back to your gynecologist to get more advice. See the gynecologist - not your regular primary doctor. ...Read more

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Is excessive urination a sign of an abnormal menstrual cycle?

Is excessive urination a sign of an abnormal menstrual cycle?

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

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Common causes of irregular periods that are late then early?

Common causes of irregular periods that are late then early?

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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Do you think having irregular periods are the main cause of infertility?

Infertility: Irregular periods can be a sign of inconsistent ovulation. It could also be the result of disorders of the Thyroid, Prolactin, or other hormones. You could also have elements of PCOS. Consult your physician for further advice/work up ...Read more