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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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Hello im 25 and I have irregular periods. I was wondering what's the best herbs for helping infertility problems.?

Hello im 25 and I have irregular periods. I was wondering what's the best herbs for helping infertility problems.?

None proven to work: There are no proven herbal treatments for irregular periods or women ttc. Many conditions cause irregular periods - commonly polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), also underactive thyroid, excess prolactin hormone, aging of the ovary (diminished ovarian reserve), or low hormone levels (hypogonadism) from exercise, stress, etc. See a reproductive endocrinologist for tests and help getting pregnant. ...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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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

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I am having irregular periods & ovary cysts , so can it cause infertility problems?

Irregular menses: The most common reason for irregular cycles is oligo- or anovulation: in other words either only occassionally releasing an egg or not releasing an egg. This can cause problems getting pregnant because if an egg is not released or not released regularly it reduces the chances. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can having irregular periods from to 21 years old make a woman infertile?

Can having irregular periods from to 21 years old make a woman infertile?

It can: It's not normal to have irregular cycles and it can increase the risk of infertility as well as pregnancy complications and health problems. See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does medical abortion cause infertility? I am trying to get pregnant after an abortion 5 months ago and no results. I have really irregular periods

Does medical abortion cause infertility?  I am trying to get pregnant after an abortion 5 months ago and no results. I have really irregular periods

Rarely a problem: Most abortions (medical or surgical) don't cause future fertility problems, but if you have some pregnancy tissue left behind or an infection afterwards it can cause scarring inside your uterus (asherman's syndrome). A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test will check for this as well as checking that your tubes are open. You should get checked to find out why you're irregular by a rei physician. ...Read more

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I have been trying to get pregnant for about 6months now. I am 20 years old and I have irregular periods. Could I be infertal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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