When you desperately want to have a baby, infertility is both frustrating and incredibly painful. The team at OB/GYN Specialists located in Denton, Texas, works closely with you and your partner to discover and treat the cause of infertility in a way that doesn’t violate your dignity or the dignity of your unborn baby. To work toward a solution that facilitates the natural process of fertilization, call the office, or book an appointment online.
Between 10 and 15% of couples suffer from infertility. If you haven’t been able to get pregnant despite regular, unprotected sex for an entire year, you’re diagnosed with infertility. If you’re older than 35, infertility is diagnosed after six months of unprotected, frequent sex.
The doctors at OB/GYN Specialists work with you and your partner if you’re having trouble getting pregnant. They offer compassion and support when you’re facing this difficult challenge.
Infertility can result from issues caused by the woman, man, or both. For a woman to become successfully pregnant, all the steps of ovulation and fertilization must go smoothly.
In one-third of cases, the woman may have an issue and in another third of cases, the man may be the reason. In the last third of cases, a problem with both the man or woman or an unexplained reason causes infertility.
The doctors at OB/GYN Specialists do a thorough review of your reproductive health, as well as consider your husband’s reproductive health. Treatment depends on the cause of infertility, if one can be isolated. It also depends on how long you’ve had trouble getting pregnant, your age, and your personal preferences and beliefs.
For a woman, you may undergo blood testing and ultrasounds to check the status of your reproductive organs. You may also undergo a hysterosalpingogram, which is a form of an X-ray that examines your uterus and Fallopian tubes for abnormalities. In some cases, the procedure can also open up blocked Fallopian tubes.
Some women may benefit from hormone treatments that stimulate ovulation, so you produce viable eggs that can become fertilized and result in a successful pregnancy. These hormones may be offered orally or through injections.
If you suffer from an issue such as uterine scarring or endometriosis that’s interfering with your ability to get pregnant, the doctors at OB/GYN Specialists may recommend minimally invasive surgery to remove tissue blocking normal fertilization and implantation.
For more information about infertility evaluation and treatments, call OB/GYN Specialists, or book an appointment using the online tool.