“Am I infertile?”
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for awhile, you may be wondering if you’re infertile. Some wonder if they might be infertile after just a few months, while others don’t get worried until a year or more has passed.
Infertility is defined as trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for more than one year, or experiencing multiple miscarriages.
For many couples, a year of trying without success is the first and only sign that something isn’t right. For others, there are symptoms that they may be an infertile couple before a year has passed.
Doctors suggest that you seek a fertility evaluation if you’ve experienced two or more miscarriages in a row, if you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, or -- if you’re over 35 -- if you’ve tried for more than six months. If you have infertility symptoms, however, you do not need to try for a year before seeing your doctor. This is one reason it’s good to know the symptoms of infertility.
Take this "Am I Infertile?" Infertility Symptoms Quiz to evaluate your situation. This quiz cannot diagnosis infertility, and should be seen as an educational tool only. As always, if you are concerned about your fertility or your health, speak to your doctor.