What is infertility?
Every woman in this world wants to be a mother. Giving birth of a healthy and cute baby is the desire of every woman. Getting pregnant is first step in this contest. When you hard the good news of your pregnancy confirmation, it not only makes you happy, but also your husband and family members. But when you are not able to get pregnant, it seems to be the worst nightmare. Infertility is that nightmare resisting your little one’s entry to your life.
Infertility is a condition where you are not able to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex. In general, women having regular menstrual cycles, or more than 35 years old are suffered mostly from it. Women who haven’t conceived pregnancy even trying 6 months, should book an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist.
What are the symptoms of infertility?
The major sign and symptoms are unable to get pregnant. You may not able to get or notice any other sign and symptoms. In general, changes in the menstrual period cycle and ovulation may cause symptoms of this disease. Most cases women may got symptoms such as:
Infertility symptoms in women
- Abnormal periods (Bleeding is heavier or lighter than usual)
- Irregular mensurational cycle (The number of days of each period varies each month)
- No periods
- Pain in the back
- Pain in the pelvic
- Abdominal cramping
- Change in skin color
- Reduce in sex drive and desire
- Excess dark hair growth in the lips, chest, and chin
- Thinning hair
- Continous hair loss
- Weight gain
- Milky while nipple discharge
- Excess pain during sex
Infertility symptoms in Men
- Lump in the testicles
- Severe swelling in the testicles
- Getting problems with erections and ejaculation
- Changes in growth of hair
- Reduce in sexual desire
- Small, firm testicles
Why infertility is biggest nightmare?
Infertility is a common problem for getting pregnant – about 10% of women aged 15 to 44 are mostly affected. Approximately, it is due to the woman (33%), the man (33%) and by both sexes or due to unknown problems (33%). In case of men, it happens due to varicocele, low or absent sperm count, sperm damage or certain diseases. The major cause of infertility of Men due to alcohol and drug abuse, toxins, increase in smoking, age, health problems, medicines, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Infertility among Indian couples rises yearly. Survey conducted by “Helping Families”, a pharmaceutical company in nine major Indian cities concluded 2,562 people who participated in the survey, around 46 % found infertile. Hindustan Times reported, about 100 infertility specialists represented that nearly 63 percent of the infertile couples belonged to the age of childbearing – people in between 31 to 40 years. It is believed, 10% of the general population get serious infertility problems. In the country out of 1.2 billion population, the number of Indians suffering from infertility is big. Lack of much awareness Indian couples are getting trapped by these problems.
Most of time we think only woman is responsible for not able to give birth to a child. This is not true always, men also equally responsible. It will be wise step by consulting with an appropriate reproductive endocrinologist in time. Discuss briefly your personal issues with them so that together you can solve your issues.