Have you been trying to get pregnant with no success? Do you feel like you’ve done everything right, but you still can’t seem to get pregnant? This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you are otherwise a healthy woman and there is nothing obviously wrong. No woman wants to be told that she has fertility issues, and if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while without results, then you might be starting to question if you are the problem. Luckily, our OBGYN in Bradenton is here to help.

How old are you? If you are under the age of thirty, you have a twenty percent chance of getting pregnant during each of your cycles. That number drops to a mere fifteen percent when you turn thirty. In about eighty-five percent of cases, a woman who is under the age of thirty-five will conceive at some point within the first year of trying. So, if you have been trying for over a year and you are under the age of thirty-five, then you should probably get tested. Other signs that you should get tested include irregular periods, skin changes, weight gain, hair loss and abnormal periods. Signs to look for in your partner include testicles that are small and firm, swelling, pain or lumps in the testicles, problems achieving erections or ejaculating, abnormal changes in libido and changes in the growth of hair.

Once you understand when to get tested and what signs to watch out for, you can determine what your next step is. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn about common things that can prevent you from getting pregnant.