Symptoms of Infertility in Women
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Symptoms of infertility in women include:
- One year of attempting pregnancy without success.
- Irregular menstrual cycles—This symptom may or may not be associated with infertility; some women with this condition will conceive without difficulty.
- Pain with sexual intercourse—This symptom may or may not be associated with infertility; some women with this condition will conceive without difficulty. Painful intercourse has a long list of etiologies, most having nothing to do with infertility.
- Inability to conceive after unprotected sexual intercourse
- Recurrent miscarriage
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/ .
American Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ .
American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at: http://www.asrm.org/ .
International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. website. Available at: http://www.inciid.org/ .
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association website. Available at: http://www.resolve.org/site/PageServer .
Last reviewed November 2008 by ]]>Jeff Andrews, MD, FRCSC, FACOG]]>
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