Pelvis | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Female Infertility (Symptom)
Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after a year of trying. Or, six months, if a woman is 35 years or more. Women who may become pregnant, but cannot get pregnant can also be infertile.
Most cases of female infertility due to problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, no egg to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods. Ovulation problems are often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
PCOS is a problem of hormone imbalance that can interfere with normal ovulation. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility. The primary ovarian insufficiency (PI) is another cause of ovulation problems. This occurs when a womans ovaries stop working normally before age 40, is not the same as early menopause.