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Symptoms of infertility in women include:

  • Inability to conceive after unprotected sexual intercourse for 1 year.
  • 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.
  • Recurrent miscarriage.

References:

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 May 18, 2017.

Overview of infertility. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/infertility/overview-of-infertility. Updated March 2017. Accessed May 18, 2017.



Last reviewed May 2017 by Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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