Am I infertile? This is the toughest question that some of us have to face while we try to conceive. Infertility cannot be identified until a couple tries to have a baby. Though it is mostly associated with women, male infertility is equally common. If you are trying to have a baby (having unprotected sex) for over a year without success, you may be suffering from infertility. Women over 35 need to see a doctor if they fail to conceive after six months of trying. Younger women may wait for a year or so before they seek professional help. However, seeing a doctor earlier makes solutions easier. Here are some infertility symptoms that you may help you to identify your problem.

Some prominent infertility symptoms in women

Infertility symptoms greatly vary as they depend upon the causes. Here are some common infertility symptoms in women.

  • Unusual heavy or light menstrual bleeding
  • Irregular period; the number of days varies every month
  • No period at all or excessive pain during periods
  • Change in sex drive
  • Loss or thinning of hair
  • Sudden change in hair colour or acne
  • Abnormal hair growth over the lips, on the chin, on the chest
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Milky discharge from the nipples that is not relevant to breast feeding
Some prominent infertility symptoms in men

A large number of men still don’t believe that too can have infertility issues. However, if you see any of these symptoms happening to you, it is time to see your doctor. These might be some infertility symptoms.

  • Sudden thinning of hair leading to balding
  • Change in sex drive
  • Lumps or pain in testicles
  • Small and hard testicles
  • Erectile dysfunction of ejaculatory disorder

If you find any of these infertility symptoms, see your doctor immediately. Fertility treatments yield better results if they are started earlier.