Have you spent months or even years trying to conceive? At Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas, a team of board-certified obstetric and gynecologic physicians offer a wide range of infertility services, including a physical evaluation, male and female testing, and genetic risk profiling. With locations in Rockwell and North Dallas, Texas, a team of specialists can help you understand the reasons for a delayed or lost pregnancy. Call the office, or book an appointment online today.
Infertility is a complicated medical condition, and there sometimes isn’t a clear cause. Since both you and your partner contribute to the conception process, infertility is the result of many different factors. Excluding issues with your partner’s sperm, infertility can be caused by:
If you have an underlying hormonal condition or a health problem that affects your hormones, your body might not be able to prepare for or sustain a pregnancy. Hormonal issues can affect the viability of your eggs, your uterus, or your body’s ability to nourish a fertilized egg.
As the key pathway through which your eggs reach your uterus, your Fallopian tubes can become damaged or scarred from conditions like endometriosis or pelvic surgery. As a result, sperm may not be able to reach your egg.
If you have fibroids or polyps on your uterus, this can prevent you from being able to get pregnant.
Certain women have a condition that prevents sperm from getting through the cervical canal and into the uterus.
For other couples — about 20% — infertility can’t be explained by any logical medical reason.
Whatever the cause of your conception challenges, your physician works with you to enhance your fertility based on your unique circumstances. Some screening and treatment methods may include:
Your physician conducts imaging studies to identify any anatomical irregularities, and they also run bloodwork to determine if there are hormonal imbalances that could be causing infertility.
If necessary, you may also get a referral to a Dallas reproductive endocrinologist or a fertility specialist.
The best defense against infertility is early planning. If you’re considering pregnancy, your physician at Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas can also offer preconception screening and counseling, which can help identify and address potential complications or causes of infertility.
Infertility treatment can feel like a long and arduous journey, but each step takes you closer to your desired goal of having a healthy and happy family.
Once your physician diagnoses the cause of your fertility problems, the right treatment can take weeks or sometimes months to become effective. If you’re diligent with the testing and treatment process, however, it’s possible to conceive naturally and have a complication-free pregnancy.