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Symptoms of Infertility in Women
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 have nothing to do with infertility.
- Inability to conceive after unprotected sexual intercourse.
- Recurrent miscarriage.
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Infertility in women. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116334/Infertility-in-women. Updated July 12, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016.
Overview of infertility. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/infertility/overview-of-infertility. August 2015. Accessed December 16, 2015.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/20/2014