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Posted by: Rachel | 2008/07/10

Infertility

What is the first and most common sign of infertility. When you have no period? Or will you only find that out by going to a doctor?

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Dear Rachel

By definition, infertility means the inability for a couple to conceive after trying for 1 year of unprotected intercourse in regular cycling women. So if you have no period and you are trying to conceive then yes, the amennorrhaea (labsent menses) is reason enough to seek help. If however, you are menstruating regularly and have not fallen pregnant but it is not already a full year of trying, then you do not fall into the category of ‘infertilie’ and I suggest you wait the full year out and continue trying on your own.

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