10 women out of every 100 women in the United States struggle with infertility. It’s often frustrating and confusing, but you don’t have to face it alone. The obstetrics and gynecology team at Cary OB/GYN in Morrisville and Cary, North Carolina, offers both diagnostic testing and early-stage medical intervention. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.
Infertility Q & A
When does the doctor diagnose infertility?
If you’ve tried to conceive for a full year but haven’t gotten pregnant, your OB/GYN diagnoses infertility. If you’re 35 or older, it’s six months instead of a year.
Even if you receive an infertility diagnosis, do not give up hope. Your specialist at Cary OB/GYN will perform the basic diagnostic tests needed to find the source of your infertility so you can get a treatment plan as soon as possible.
What causes infertility?
There are many possible causes. About one-third of the time, men are the cause of infertility, one-third of the time it’s caused by women, and in the remaining one-third of the cases, it’s uncertain.
The majority of female infertility problems are connected to ovulation issues, which are in turn connected to hormone imbalance in many cases. Other causes of female infertility can include:
- Fallopian tube blockage
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine abnormalities
Your Cary OB/GYN caregiver may do basic diagnostic testing like a pelvic ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, or blood test to check your hormone levels to determine what is causing your infertility.
What is the treatment for infertility?
Cary OB/GYN is here to support you as you try to conceive. Your OB/GYN will start with simple changes first. You may begin with ovulation tracking along with lifestyle changes. For example, losing weight and dealing with any existing health issues can sometimes help with infertility.
Your OB/GYN can also prescribe hormone therapy or medication that can stimulate ovulation to increase your odds of conceiving a baby.
If you have a problem like uterine fibroids, a minimally invasive procedure may allow you to conceive. However, if none of these options work for you, the Cary OB/GYN team works closely with board-certified reproductive specialists who can help you with higher level infertility care options like in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.
The compassionate and creative caregivers at Cary OB/GYN make every effort to help you find infertility solutions, and the OB/GYNs look forward to helping you deliver a healthy baby in the future.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.