Treatment of Infertility
Defined as being unable to conceive after a year of trying, infertility affects about 10 percent of women in the United States. Treating infertility can be a complex – and often emotional – process. Selecting the right Columbus gynecologist can make a big difference in both your success and your experience.
The Causes of Infertility
Infertility can be caused by many different things, including:
- hormonal imbalances;
- structural abnormalities;
Sometimes the problem lies with your partner, not you. Arriving at the root of the problem and addressing it takes time and knowledge. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year, and are under the age of 35, it’s time to be proactive. If you are over 35, get in touch with your Columbus gynecology office after six months.
Treatment Starts with an Evaluation
The first thing your Columbus gynecologist will do is evaluate both you and your partner. Your temperature will be tracked to determine if you are ovulating and an ultrasound may be used to determine if your ovaries and uterus are functioning normally.
An x-ray of your uterus and Fallopian tubes may also be ordered. If you have suffered from endometriosis, laparoscopy may be used to see if scarring is the cause of your infertility.
It may take several tests before your doctor is able to establish the cause of your infertility. In some cases a definitive reason is impossible to establish. Either way, there are many things that can be done to improve your chances of conceiving.
Medicines Used to Treat Infertility
There are several medicines that can be used in the treatment of infertility. Some are taken orally, while some require regular injections. You may need to take a combination of these drugs to stimulate the production of eggs and to ensure that the eggs you produce are healthy.
In addition to medicines, there are a number of other options for treating infertility and we’d be happy to discuss those options with you.
No matter what the cause of your infertility, the best place to start your search for answers is at or Columbus gynecology office, Central Obstetrics and Gynecology. With plenty of resources on hand, these doctors can help you find the answers you need.
If you are experiencing infertility and want answers, call our Columbus ObGyn office today at (706) 507-6306 to set up an appointment or to talk to any of our highly qualified staff members. We look forward to serving you.
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