If you’re struggling to conceive a baby or have suffered miscarriages, you know the pain and frustration of infertility. Around 12% of married American women face this problem today, so you’re not alone. The compassionate team at West Kendall OBGYN, serving the Doral, Kendall and West Kendall areas of Miami, offers infertility support and solutions to give you the very best chance to have a baby. Use online booking or call the office nearest you for help now.
Am I Infertile?
Your West Kendall OBGYN doctor may diagnose infertility if you haven’t conceived after a full year of regular sex without birth control of any type. If you’re over 35, your doctor can make an infertility diagnosis after six months instead. If you’re over 40, your doctor can potentially make the infertility diagnosis before that.
The reason that you can’t conceive might not be you, but whether it’s a problem with you, your partner, or both, the West Kendall OBGYN team can help.
What Causes Infertility?
There are many possible answers. Sometimes, it’s one simple thing and, in other cases, there are multiple contributing factors. Your gynecologist at West Kendall OBGYN performs a comprehensive exam, reviews your menstrual cycle history, and then does other tests like blood tests, ovulation tests, ultrasound, fallopian tube check, and semen analysis for your partner to determine the cause of your infertility.
Ovulation disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome cause about one out of every four cases of infertility. Fallopian tube damage like pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine problems like endometriosis and fibroids are also common causes of infertility. In some cases, there’s no obvious reason for infertility.
How is Infertility Treated?
West Kendall OBGYN offers the latest and most effective infertility solutions. With all infertility treatments, leading the healthiest lifestyle possible is ideal. Your gynecologist may suggest lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, losing weight if needed, and exercising more.
You may need medication to induce ovulation or balance your hormones. Some medications do have side-effects, so your gynecologist discusses these with you to properly prepare you for their use. Usually, these types of drugs are oral, but if the oral medication doesn’t stimulate ovulation, you may need injected drugs called gonadotropins early in your menstrual cycle.
If your fallopian tubes are damaged, or if you have fibroids or endometriosis, you may need a surgical procedure like myomectomy or laparoscopy to correct the problem before you can conceive.
If you are unable to conceive naturally, you still have options. Your West Kendall OBGYN doctor can discuss alternatives like intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization with you.
Infertility support and help are available, so don’t wish and wonder any longer. Get compassionate help with infertility now by booking an appointment online or calling West Kendall OBGYN today.