What Women Must Know About Irregular Periods & Infertility

Endometriosis Awareness-1Your irregular periods may be a sign of what is causing your infertility. If you have a history of irregular periods – this is a cause for concern – and you are at a high risk of struggling with infertility. Irregular periods are a common cause of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – a major cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from infertility due to PCOS respond very well to IVF injectable medications and have a high percentage rate of successful ovulation and pregnancy.

Irregular Periods & Infertility

Menstruation is a natural reproductive function that prepares a woman’s body for the ability to conceive a baby on a monthly basis. Every month, one ovary releases an egg and the woman’s body releases natural hormones to prepare her uterus for embryo implantation – pregnancy. When a woman’s egg is not fertilized with sperm – and an embryo does not implant – the lining of her uterus sheds through the vagina. This is a woman’s natural, monthly menstrual period when she is not impregnated.

What is a Normal Monthly Period?

Most normal monthly periods for women begin between 21 and 35 days after the start date of her last menstrual cycle. A normal period lasts up to seven days.

  • Young women can experience long cycles during the first few years
  • More mature women can experience short and irregular periods

An irregular period with a heavy flow is cause for concern, whether you are young or more mature.

Irregular Period and Infertility

  • Cycle shorter than 21 days
  • Cycle longer than 36 days
  • Cycle that varies month to month
  • Variations in cycle length are linked to infertility
  • You should consult with The Infertility Doctor if you experience consistently irregular periods

Medical Categories of Irregular Periods

  • Amenorrhea – lack of menstruation
  • Oligomenorrhea – infrequent periods
  • Menorrhagia – prolonged/heavy periods

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Irregular periods are caused by the symptoms of PCOS.

  • Obesity
  • Being underweight
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Low ovarian reserve
  • Failure to ovulate – anovulation

Compassionate Fertility Doctor in Chicagoland

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having over 38 years of clinical experience diagnosing and successfully treating infertility. If you are suffering from irregular periods and cannot get pregnant, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs invites you to discover how he can help you to achieve your dream of having a baby. The Infertility Doctor has a beautiful office in Hoffman Estates IL that has been recently reopened.

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