Pregnancy is an exciting phase of life that requires some patience. If you have issues becoming pregnant after more than a year of trying, you may be experiencing fertility issues. While infertility is often considered an issue of becoming pregnant, it can also extend to being unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.
If you are experiencing issues with infertility, The Women’s Health Group can help you and your partner find solutions. We can happily walk you through how to check for and prevent infertility and help you find a solution that works best for both of you.
How to Check for Infertility
There is no single test that is the best for checking for infertility. Your doctor may use a variety of tests, such as pap smears or urine tests, to examine your cervix and hormone levels, respectively.
If your doctor deems it necessary, they may examine your reproductive organs to see if they are healthy and fully functioning. You may receive ovulation testing, which measures your hormone levels to determine if you are ovulating. Another option is hysterosalpingography, which evaluates your uterus and fallopian tubes for blockages and other issues.
Depending on your situation, it may take one or multiple tests to determine the cause of infertility. You and your doctor will discuss which tests you will have and when you will have them.
Signs and Symptoms of Infertility
The main sign that you may be infertile is the inability to become pregnant. In some cases, you may have irregular or missed periods. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may want to speak with your doctor before trying to become pregnant:
- Painful periods
- Known fertility issues
- Multiple miscarriages
- Treatment for cancer
Treatments for Infertility
Infertility treatment depends on several factors such as age, infertility cause and personal preferences. You may receive treatments like medications that work to restore fertility. Other options include reproductive assistance such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intracervical insemination (ICI).
Your treatment may also include procedures such as laparoscopic surgery. This is a minorly invasive procedure to correct issues within the uterus and other health problems caused by endometriosis. Another surgical option is hysteroscopy, in which your doctor inserts a thin, lighted tube into your uterus to detect abnormalities.
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