Many traits are inherited from our ancestors .”You have got your mother’s big eyes.” “Or you have a strong resemblance with your sister”.These words are never a matter of anticipation. But all of a sudden you will feel shattered that she’s infertile.

And you are afraid that Like all other traits it gets inherited by you. Actually, it’s not the real case. Your sister may not get pregnant because she has certain medical conditions hindering her pregnancy.

Time To Drop Your Bag Of Nerves About Sister’s Infertility

But if this medical complication is hereditary you will also have difficulty getting pregnant. Here is the list of such conditions that are hindering you from becoming pregnant.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

It is a situation where the follicle fails to release mature eggs. Pregnancy is possible only if the egg meets sperm. So this results in difficulty in becoming pregnant.

This can happen because of several reasons including insulin resistance. It can pass from one generation to another. If your mother or grandmother has PCOS there is a high chance that you will also get affected by PCOS.

Symptoms include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Excess testosterone 
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Alopecia
  • Miscarriage or premature birth
  • Mood changes
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression, anxiety, and eating disorders
  • endometrial cancer


It is a painful disorder where tissue mimicking the tissue which lines the interior portion of the uterus grows externally out of the uterus. Ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue of the pelvis lining get affected by endometriosis. Endometriosis can result in fertility problems. Symptoms include:

  • Painful periods or dysmenorrhea
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements or urination
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility.
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea or constipation 
  • Bloating 

Uterine Fibroids

The non-cancerous growth in the uterus is called uterine fibroids. Usually, they are non-cancerous. Their size varies from small size to that of the uterus.

There can be single as well as multiple fibroids. If your mother or sister has fibroids there is a high chance of fibroids in your body. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual periods which last  more than a week
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Frequent urge to pee
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Constipation
  • Backache or leg pains

Menopause At a Very Young Stage

Usually, the period stops at the age of fifty and above. But in some cases, the periods can stop at a young age. If your sister or mother has a similar experience of menopause there is a high chance that you also develop a similar condition.

  • High temperature 
  • Sweating during the night 
  • Dryness around the vaginal area 
  • Discomfort during sex.
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Difficulty  in sleeping or insomnia
  • Emotional fluctuations including irritability, mood swings, depression or anxiety
  • Dryness Whole over the Body including skin, eyes or mouth.
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches.-Reduction in libido
  • Difficulty  in concentrating or not getting focus
  • Weight gain or weight loss.

Diminished Ovarian Reserve

A female child is born with ova in the ovary. No ova are formed after birth. The ovum gets withered as one gets older. But in some cases, you will have fewer eggs compared to the people of that age group. Here is an average number of eggs that you should have in your life:

Birth: 1 to 2 million eggs.

Puberty: 300,000 to 400,000 eggs.

Age 40: 25,000 eggs.

Menopause: less than 1,000 eggs.

Symptoms include:

-Sudden flare of heat

-Irregular periods

-Dryness around vaginal areas

Don’t worry because 

The happy news is that the conditions are completely curable. There are a lot of medicines and treatments available in the medical field. Instead of worrying about sisters” infertility, approach the complications and start treatment. Worrying doesn’t help but treatment does. TT

–  The Mom N Baby

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