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Can menstrual problems affect my ability to get pregnant?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

One menstrual problem, polycystic ovary syndrome, is the most common reason for infertility in women. Women with this disorder may have erratic periods, and they may ovulate rarely or not at all. A woman with polycystic ovary syndrome who is trying to conceive may need medication or surgery to prompt ovulation.

Another menstrual problem, amenorrhea (the lack of periods), may mean a woman is not ovulating. Women with amenorrhea may need hormone treatments in order to conceive.

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