If you are under 35 and have not been able to get pregnant after having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for at one year, you should see a fertility doctor. For women over 35, the time period for trying to get pregnant naturally is shortened to six months. Look: A woman’s fertility is dependent upon her overall health, wellness and lifestyle choices. Many women suffering from infertility use up too much valuable time trying to conceive naturally when there is a simple medical solution to their problem. Bottom Line: Don’t delay treatment.
Infertility can be difficult to diagnose. The sooner you seek help from a fertility doctor, the less time you will waste trying to get pregnant.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
You may be suffering from one of these medical conditions:
You may benefit from one or more of these diagnostic tests:
An ovulation disorder is diagnosed when a woman ovulates irregularly – or – not at all. Problems with the regulation of reproductive hormones cause ovulation disorders.
PCOS causes a hormone imbalance and adversely affects a woman’s ovulation. PCOS is detected by:
When the production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) are disrupted by the following events, a woman’s ovulation is affected and irregular or absent periods occur.
Also known as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency, this condition is caused by an autoimmune response. Premature loss of eggs from a woman’s ovary can be due to genetics or chemotherapy treatment.
Too Much Prolactin
The pituitary gland may cause excess production of prolactin – hyperprolactinemia. This reduces estrogen production and causes infertility. Medications may also cause a pituitary gland problem.
Damaged Fallopian Tubes
Known as tubal infertility, damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes prevent sperm from reaching a woman’s egg – or – block the passage of a fertilized into the uterus.
When tissue that normally grows within a woman’s uterus grows in other areas of the reproductive system, endometriosis is diagnosed. This extra tissue growth causes scarring and blocks the Fallopian tubes.
Uterine or cervical conditions can cause infertility.
What are the causes?
These conditions can block Fallopian tube passage or interfere with implantation in the uterine lining.
Contact the Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center and discover the reason you can’t get pregnant. Then, let the Doctor design a customized fertility treatment plan to help you have a baby. To schedule your initial consultation, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.