A regular menstrual cycle is a promising sign that you will be able to conceive naturally, as long as the ovary and fallopian tube are connected of course. Many fertility doctors advise women in this situation to try to conceive for a year to a year and a half before seeking fertility screening or treatment. Your chances of getting pregnant can be effectively reduced to 50 percent when you only have one ovary, because eggs are often released from alternative ovaries each month. The advise to wait longer to seek out treatment makes a lot of sense for this reason. Those who have one ovary and one fallopian tube, but on opposite sides, have lower chances of conceiving naturally. Additionally, they also have higher odds of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy.
If you have irregular periods or no periods at all, that is a good reason to make a fertility appointment as soon as you can. If you would like to find out if you are ovulating or not, using ovulation tests can help you. These tests rely on hormones to determine ovulation, and are very reliable. Not ovulating is another good reason to seek out medical assistance immediately.