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5 Common Signs of Infertility in Men and Women


It is very unusual for people to encounter signs of infertility. This might be distressing as several people showcase no direct signs of infertility till the time they try to conceive a baby.

It is not only women who experience infertility even men are prone to it. As the best infertility Treatment in Jalandhar, we have seen almost a third of the cases coming from women and the other third from the men. And the last of the third might be because of a mix of both, other reasons or unidentified causes.

Therefore, the team of best infertility doctors at our centre has helped us discuss the 5 common sins of infertility in men and women, in this post.

Common signs and symptoms of Infertility in Men

  • 1. Changes in the sex drive

A man’s fertility is associated with the health of his hormone. Changes in masculinity, usually driven by hormones can represent the problems with fertility.

  • 2. Pain and Swelling in the Testicles

There are numerous reasons that can contribute to the pain and swelling in the testicles, and many of them can also lead to infertility.

  • 3. Erectile Dysfunction

It is the hormonal levels of a man’s body that enable him to maintain the erection. A decrease in these levels might lead to infertility, which can possibly be related to troublesome conceiving.

  • 4. Problem in Ejaculating

Yet another common sign is the inability of a man to ejaculate. This prompts you that it is high time that you see a doctor.

  • 5. Tiny, firm Testicles

A man’s sperms are located in the testes, so the health of the testicles become of utmost importance to maintain the fertility in male. Small or firm testicles portrays the possible problems that should be discovered by an infertility specialist.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Infertility in Women

  • 1. Irregular Menstrual Cycle

28 days is the average length of a woman’s menstrual cycle. But anything falling under the few days of this period is considered to be normal until the cycle is regular. For instance, a woman having a cycle of 33 days in a month, 31 days cycle in the next, and 35 days cycle following that, is considered to be normal. However, when a woman’s cycle is so inconsistent that she does not have a track when her periods might start, this implies she is experiencing irregular menstrual cycle. This can be due to hormonal problems or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Both these reasons can be accounted for infertility in women.

  • 2. Pain at the time of sex

Encountering pain during sexual intercourse also known as dyspareunia can be an indicator of underlying health issues that might impact a woman’s fertility. Such as infections, fibroids, endometriosis and so on, which can also lead to infertility.

  • 3. Signs of hormonal fluctuations

Indicators of hormonal fluctuations in women can showcase possible issues with fertility. Therefore, consulting the gynaecologist is a must if you experience any of these follows:

  • Skin problems
  • A decrease in sex desire
  • Growth of facial hair
  • Thinning of hair
  • Gaining weight
  • 4. Dark or pale menstrual blood

In case you observe your menstrual blood to be paler than general, this calls for action. Generally, the menstrual blood is bright red in colour during the initial days of periods and might get darker with the passing days. Therefore, dark or old blood flowing right at the beginning of a period can also be considered to be a sign of endometriosis. Also, if a woman is experiencing some other symptoms, she should consult a doctor right away.

  • 5. Heavy, long or painful periods

Certain women experience a light flow of blood for a few days, whereas others continuously experience heavy periods and painful cramps. However, women with heavy and painful periods might be indicating the signs of endometriosis, a health condition where tissues that are generally located in the womb are present somewhere else in the body.
Endometriosis is likely to be contributing to infertility.
Moreover, other signs of endometriosis comprise of:

  • Chronic pain in the pelvis (even when you are not having periods)
  • Pain during sexPain in the back
  • Pain in the back
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Inconsistent periods and menstrual spotting
  • Problematic bowels or painful bowel movements

Get the best infertility treatment in Jalandhar at Vardaan Medical Center

Anyone experiencing any of the above signs of infertility and has been trying hard to conceive for over a year or 6 months in case more than 35 years in age, should consult the best infertility specialist for a thorough check-up.

Do not worry! If you are diagnosed with infertility or are afraid of the fact that you might have trouble getting pregnant or making pregnant in the future, we have the best doctors in the town to help you out. Feel free to discuss your problems with our best reproductive endocrinologist at our fertility Centre in Jalandhar.

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