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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.
References:

Diabetes and women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq142.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20121022T1341041226. Accessed October 22, 2012.

Fritz MC, Speroff L. Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinolgy and Infertility. Section IV: Infertility. 8th ed. New York, NY: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Infertility. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated August 23, 2012. Accessed October 22, 2012.

Last reviewed October 2012 by Andrea Chisholm

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