Hormonal dysfunction is a common cause of infertility. The most common reproductive disorder in young women is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Irregular ovulation can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, disruption of normal life-style, excessive blood loss, anemia, fatigue, precancerous lesions in the uterus and infertility. Menstrual cycles may be irregular in the first few years, but afterwards they should be in a regular monthly pattern. It may be convenient not to have periods, but the consequences can be devastating such as estrogen deficiency, bone loss, infertility, endometriosis and endometrial cancer. If your menstrual cycles are irregular, you should be evaluated by a reproductive endocrinologist to identify the cause and start treatment as soon as possible.
Hormone disorders that may result in infertility: