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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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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 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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Woman who is ovulating regularly nd has regular period cycle can have any infertility issues? How can we detect it?

Woman who is ovulating regularly nd has regular period cycle can have any infertility issues? How can we detect it?

Ovulatory : Problems account for about 30% of female fertility problems. Tubal problems are a very close second, and other problems such as endometriosis make it a fairly long list. Of all couples who seek help for fertility issues, about 40% have a male (husband) factor. So "yes" many possible problems, testing with a doctor who understands the issues will figure things out quickly. ...Read more

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What are the odds of infertility in a woman with pocs if the woman has regular periods? If the woman has pocs but her period comes every month on schedule (a few days later or earlier sometimes, nothing too drastic) will she have difficulty having childre

What are the odds of infertility in a woman with pocs if the woman has regular periods? If the woman has pocs but her period comes every month on schedule (a few days later or earlier sometimes, nothing too drastic) will she have difficulty having childre

PCOS : Pcos can be a tricky diagnosis since it can overlap and be confused with other conditions. In 2003 a consensus workshop sponsored by two organizations, eshre/asrm, indicated that to be diagnosed with pcos, patients needed to meet 2 out of 3 criteria including irregular or no ovulation (oligo ovulation and/or anovulation) excess androgen hormones (by symptoms or blood tests) and/or polycystic ovaries (by gynecologic ultrasound). Based on these criteria it was determined that approximately 30% of patients diagnosed with pcos will have regular menses, although not always with ovulation. Women with pcos do have problems conceiving mainly from this lack of ovulation. So if you can do testing for ovulation with an ovulation predictor kit or temperature charts and they look normal, then you are probably ok! keep in mind that there are many reasons why people cannot get pregnant including the partner, tubes being blocked, etc. That can also impact fertility. Hope this helps and good luck! ...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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Can infertile women have regular periods?

Can infertile women have regular periods?

Some: Not all of infertility is related to abnormal ovulation. There are many women who have regular menstrual cycles and ovulate regularly but have infertility related to blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis. ...Read more

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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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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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How many days before the periods it is safe to have sex? In brief : which days are infertile days of a women?

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How many days before the periods it is safe to have sex? 
In brief : which days are infertile days of a women?

Infertile days: The egg can be fertilized up to 1 day after ovulation, so buy an ovulation kit can help. Once ovulation occurs, wait for 3 days before sex. Sionce sperm can live up to 4-5 days inside the uterus, avoid sex 5 days before ovulation. This method works only for women with regular cycles and predictable ovulation. If no ovulation is detected by kit, it's much better to use a form of contraception. ...Read more

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My period was 16 days apart. I'm TTC. My thyroid was removed 3 yrs ago. Is this a sign of infertility?

My period was 16 days apart. I'm TTC. My thyroid was removed 3 yrs ago. Is this a sign of infertility?

Yes: If you are bleeding every 16 days then you are not ovulating and cannot get pregnant - normal periods never happen more frequently than every 21 days. You need to see your doctor to find out why you bleed so frequently. ...Read more

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Hello. ..I get my period every 32 to 35 days is that a sign off infertility? I should've gotten my period 13 of may. I'm also trying to get pregnant

Hello. ..I get my period every 32 to 35 days is that a sign off infertility? I should've gotten my period 13 of may. I'm also trying to get pregnant

Pregnant : You should make an appointment to see a Gynecologist. She will take a full history, examine you carefully, and order lab results. It may take a day or two to hear what lab issues you will have and the Gynecologist will prescribed appropriate management. Everything should go well. Please let me know how things went. ...Read more

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Why do some women get pregnant when they have sex during infertile days or right after having their period?

Why do some women get pregnant when they have sex during infertile days or right after having their period?

Fertility: Remember sperm live for up to five days after ejaculation in the female. So, these days leading up to fertility can also cause pregnancy. The reality is that it all depends on the length of the cycle and when a woman truly ovulates. Ovulation and the five days can put fertility to be that week following the menstrual period in some women. ...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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Took 5 BCpills, got my period a week ltr for 2 days(heavy). Had sex 1 month ago took Plan B right after... Are these light periods a sign of preg. Or?

Took 5 BCpills, got my period a week ltr for 2 days(heavy). Had sex 1 month ago took Plan B right after... Are these light periods a sign of preg. Or?

Preg. not likely: Hello , When you take the morning after pill, Plan B or Levonorgestrel for emergency contraception,. remember that you are taking a hormone. Since the menstrual period is a hormonal system, the onset and quality of the menses will be effected. Expect your period to be delayed and the menses to be somewhat heavier, maybe lighter. You can expect to return to normal cycles soon. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 yo female with very little breast development (estimated Tanner 3). Regular but very light periods. No PCOS. Is something wrong?

I'm a 22 yo female with very little breast development (estimated Tanner 3). Regular but very light periods. No PCOS. Is something wrong?

Endocrinologist: Evaluation, is needed, seems that you have been seen by gynecologist already, assessment of several endocrine functions along multiple levels to be tested, that is why an expert input is warranted, ...Read more

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Im spotting 5 days before my period . Is that a sign that im pregnant ? Ihad sex 1st day ifertile.

Im spotting 5 days before my period . Is that a sign that im pregnant ? Ihad sex 1st day ifertile.

Spotting: Who knows? What do you mean "the first day fertile?" if you had sex when you ovulated you can have some bleeding as the fertilized egg implants on the uterus. ...Read more

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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more