For those who have additional symptoms, amenorrhea, or not having a period, can be one of the biggest early symptoms of infertility. Illness, medication, weight changes, and other benign causes can trigger a missed period. A long-term absence of periods, however, can be a warning sign that your reproductive system is no longer ovulating. Without ovulation, you cannot become pregnant. If your doctor believes your amenorrhea is a symptom of infertility, they may prescribe medication that is meant to jump-start your ovaries and allow the menstrual cycle to begin again. This can take months or even years, so talk to your doctor right away if you miss more than two periods.
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