What are Some Common Fertility Issues?

sperm-806391_640When couples have difficulty conceiving a child, one or both members of the couple could have health issues that affect fertility.  Around 30 percent of cases of infertility occur as a result of female reproductive problems and around 30 percent of cases occur because of male reproductive problems.  When women have reproductive problems, it may be because of fibroids or endometriosis or it may be because they are not ovulating.    Problems with the fallopian tubes may also exist, but can be more difficult to fix.

When men have reproductive system problems, it could be because of low sperm production or because their bodies are not producing sperm. There could also be a problem with the tubes that transport the sperm.

Finding out what the problems are and taking steps to fix them through surgery or medication can often help you to conceive. If these options do not work, a fertility specialist can help you to determine if in vitro fertilization could be an option for you.

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When Should You See an Infertility Doctor?

sperm-956481_1280You should see a doctor that specializes in fertility solutions if you have been attempting to get pregnant and having unprotected sex for at least one year’s time and have not been able to conceive a child.  If you are older and you have been trying for at least six months to conceive a child without success, you may not wish to wait a full year and you may instead go and see a specialist after around six months so you can take action faster.  If fertility issues run in your family or if you are trying to conceive a second time after having difficulty conceiving your first child, it could also be a good idea to see a doctor sooner.

When you decide that you need to see a fertility doctor, it is important for both members of the couple to get tested so all possible fertility issues can be identified. Contact a specialist today to get started.

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The amazing slowly becomes commonplace

It a new world.  The amazing slowly becomes commonplace.  She had a tubal ligation.   He had a vasectomy.  The years passed and they both got divorced, found each other, and wanted to have a child together.

They now have a pregnancy with a strong heart beat that is growing well.  I only met them two months ago.  We treated her with hormones to get her to produce multiple eggs and removed them in my office.  When she was done, we give him a gentle anesthesia and removed a rice-sized piece of tissue from his testicles using a needle.

From that testicular tissue, we identified sperm and injected it into her eggs.  We transferred two embryos into her and froze their left-over embryos for use at another time.  The process took them two weeks.  They saved considerable time, invasive surgeries, and financial costs compared to an attempt at reconstructing his vas and her tubes.

Ten years ago, we would not have believed that such a simple process could overcome both of their problems so quickly.

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Get Tested Today for Fertility Issues

newborn-baby-990691_1280If you are trying to get pregnant and you have not been able to conceive after around a year of trying, it can be very frustrating. You may be worried about whether you will ever be able to have a baby and you may be scared about the process of fertility testing to find out if there is some reason you have not been able to conceive.

The reality is, the majority of people who undergo fertility testing end up being able to find solutions to treat their infertility so they can get pregnant. There are many options, including medication, surgery, in vitro fertilization, or in vitro maturation. You will not be able to move forward with finding a solution if you do not know what the health issues are that are affecting your ability to conceive, so you should not wait to get testing done and to discover what your options are. Call Infertility Solutions today to learn what your fertility issues are and what you can do to make conceiving a child easier.

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Choosing a Fertility Specialist

baby-499976_1920One of the most troubling health issues to face is difficulty conceiving a child. If you find yourself having a hard time getting pregnant, you should make sure that you find a specialist who you can trust.  This means going to a doctor who specializes in treating infertility.

A doctor with experience in infertility can conduct a comprehensive exam of both partners to identify all of the possible issues that could potentially be making conception more difficult. A medical care provider who is specifically focused on infertility can also provide guidance on a wide variety of different treatment options that may help make it possible to conceive a child. You want the biggest range of treatment options available, so look for a specialist who has kept up to date on all of the advancements in medical technology.

Infertility Solutions is here to help you. We are experienced, caring, and compassionate providers of infertility treatment solutions. Call today to learn more.

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What are Some Tests to Identify Causes of Infertility?

sperm naturalWhen you go and see a fertility specialist in order to get treated for fertility issues, both partners should undergo testing in order to determine why the couple is having difficulty conceiving a child. Men may undergo hormone testing or genetic testing in order to determine if there are any problems, including sperm production.

Women will typically undergo ovulation testing and hysterosalpingography in order to determine if the condition of the fallopian tubes and uterus are normal. Other testing may include a pelvic ultrasound, ovarian reserve testing, and hormone testing.

The appropriate testing can help you to get a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for overcoming infertility. Talk with a medical professional at Infertility Solutions today in order to get the process of testing started so you can move forward with trying to conceive a child.

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What Are Some Causes of Infertility?

couple-437987_1920Infertility has many different possible causes, and these causes can be different for men and for women. In around 1/3 of cases of infertility, only the male has a medical issue. In another one-third of cases, the female has a medical issue causing fertility difficulties. In the remainder of situations where a couple has a difficult time becoming pregnant, both partners have a medical concern.

Male infertility is often caused by abnormal function of sperm or abnormal sperm production. There may also be issues with the delivery of sperm. For women, causes of infertility could include ovulation disorders, uterine or cervical problems, damage to the fallopian tubes or tube blockage, endometriosis, early menopause, thyroid problems, or pelvic adhesions.

Whatever the cause, it is important for both partners to undergo a medical exam when trying to get pregnant and having difficulty conceiving. A professional can identify all possible causes of infertility and can provide advice and assistance to a couple in trying medical interventions that could make it possible to conceive. Contact us for help.

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Do You Have to Get IVF?

pregnant-775028_1280If you are not able to get pregnant on your own, you may have heard of the common fertility treatment in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, gets a lot of attention because it generally tends to be an effective method of treatment that works for many women and couples.  However, while you have probably heard a lot about IVF and not very much about other treatments for infertility, the reality is that there could be many options for helping you to get pregnant. You will not necessarily need to get IVF if you go to a fertility doctor to get help conceiving.

At Infertility Solutions, we have helped many people to get pregnant using a variety of different medical treatments. Surgery and mediation are possible options, depending upon the reason that conceiving is not occurring. In vitro maturation is also a possible alternative to IVF that can be used by some couples. To learn more, contact us today.

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What Do Fertility Specialists Do?

thinking-908345_1280Doctors who specialize in fertility issues can provide assistance to couples who have a hard time conceiving naturally. Fertility specialists can make it possible for people to have a child who may otherwise be unable to become pregnant.

A fertility specialist will typically begin with an exam of both of the partners. It is necessary for both the man and women who are trying to conceive a child to undergo an examination because there could be a potential problem affecting either or both members of the couple. Once the exams have been completed, fertility specialists can provide information on a wide array of different treatment options that may be available.

Infertility Solutions has extensive experience helping people to conceive babies when they have not been able to get pregnant through trying on their own. We offer a wide variety of possible fertility treatments to help couples with many different problems. Contact us to learn more.

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IVF Helps Many Couples Conceive

pregnancy-775041_1280In vitro fertilization has become a widely accepted method of conceiving a child. If you and your partner are trying to have a baby and you have not been able to conceive naturally on your own, your doctor can explore the possibility of trying in vitro fertilization with you.

IVF involves causing many of your eggs to become fertile at one time through the use of hormone shots. This has proven to be safe with minimal risks, especially with the care of a good doctor. The eggs are collected and fertilized and are then implanted so you can try to conceive.

Infertility Solutions has extensive experience with helping couples to conceive a child through IVF. Give us a call today to speak with a trusted medical professional who can provide you with advice on whether IVF is the right solution for you. We can also go over additional options, including in vitro maturation and other therapeutic treatments designed to aid in conception.

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