When a patient cannot conceive naturally, The Women’s Group may suspect infertility. This condition results from genetic issues, problems with ovulation, problems with the quality of the male’s sperm, structural problems in the uterus or fallopian tubes, or even hormone imbalances. In some cases, the reason a woman is infertile may be undiagnosable.
The Women’s Group recommends that patients under 35 years old seek fertility treatment if they cannot conceive, even after 12 months of consistent effort. Older patients should seek treatment after only 6 months, as fertility declines with age. Further, patients who experienced recurrent miscarriages in the past should consider seeking treatment from a fertility specialist.
When a patient suspects they may be infertile, the healthcare professionals at The Women’s Group conduct a variety of tests. Our staff may recommend blood tests to check hormone levels or ultrasounds and other imaging studies to evaluate the uterus and ovaries.
Our team of doctors at the Women’s Group evaluate the patient’s history carefully to determine what tests are most useful. Depending on the results, further testing may be necessary.
Infertile patients have a number of different treatment options, and the doctors at The Women’s Group recommend particular treatments depending on what’s the cause of infertility. For example, patients who deal with ovulation problems benefit from medications that stimulate the ovaries. Likewise, patients with structural issues that prevent conception may require surgical procedures to correct these issues. In some cases, natural conception may be impossible, and our team recommends in-vitro fertilization or surrogacy.
To decide what infertility treatments best suits the patient, our team of doctors at The Women’s Health Group review all test results and discuss options with the patient to determine the best course of action.
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