Can an infertile woman have periods?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 05/30/2017

Yes, it really depends on the cause of infertility. For example, in cases of tubal factor infertility, the tubes might be blocked or absent, but the woman still ovulates, and that is why techniques such as IVF are feasible. On the other hand, there is also the opposite case, that is, the woman has regular menstrual periods, but is unable to get pregnant.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
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Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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