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5 Signs of Infertility to Look Out For

Signs of infertility can be present in both men and women. One out of six couples in the United States faces infertility. It is better to be aware of what to look out for, so you can hopefully prevent future infertility. One major component is how long you’ve been trying to conceive. If you haven’t conceived before, you should try for one year before seeking help. If you have conceived before, you should try for six months. Although some of the signs and symptoms are more prevalent than others, it is still good to know what they are.

Signs of Infertility in Women

  1. Irregular periods
  2. Painful and/or heavy periods (endometriosis)
  3. Not having your period at all
  4. Hormone fluctuations (thyroid disease)
  5. Pain during sex

Signs of Infertility in Men

  1. A change in sexual desire
  2. Pain or swelling of the testicle
  3. Unable to maintain an erection
  4. Ejaculation issues
  5. Testicles are small and fir

When it comes time for a couple to conceive, 15-20% of them will face infertility. Although most of the time the problem lies with the women, it is still possible for it to be the man’s problem. There may also be a combination of issues coming from both the man and the woman. Infertility is a hard thing to face, but there are plenty of options that couples can try.

The North Carolina Center for reproductive Medicine is the premiere center for reproductive health in North Carolina. We are aware of the problems and the emotional toll infertility can place on a couple. We are here to help! We know every couple and their challenges are different, so we try to minimize the stress and help any way we can. If you and your spouse have been facing infertility problems, schedule a consultation today! All of our meetings are private and confidential, so you can have peace-of-mind that you will receive a individualized treatment plan for your end-goal. Put your confidence in our team, and we can access all your information and discuss the best approach for you.


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