Have you been trying for more than a year to conceive? Fertility issues can feel devastating. Our Buffalo health group has a dedicated team committed to helping women find answers about their health.
If you would like to meet with one of our doctors to learn more about your fertility health, please call our office. We would be pleased to hear from you and get you set up with a free consultation. Everyone deserves to have answers, and get started with us today.
What Causes Fertility Issues?
There are a lot of reasons why you may be dealing with infertility. If you have had abnormal periods, you may be more likely to have issues conceiving. You may have pre-existing health issues such as celiac, kidney, or thyroid disease that impact your fertility.
Issues concerning the reproductive system may also be why you have trouble conceiving. We have seen patients come in with uterine fibroids, PCOS, blocked tubes, and STIs that have caused damage to their reproductive system.
If you have had past tubal pregnancies, it can lower your chance of a normal pregnancy. Often, a tubal pregnancy will leave you with damage to your uterine tube. In some cases, your tube or tubes have been taken out. This would present the need for IVF if you would like to conceive.
In some cases, infertility will not be related to a health problem that you have. When men have problems with fertility, it is called male-factor infertility. It could be that they have a low sperm count and low motility, or they have gone through cancer treatment that has destroyed their ability to create sperm.
The common causes of male infertility can be due to exposure to high heat by frequently using saunas or hot tubs. Injuries to the testicles can cause issues with fertility. Any misuse of drugs, steroids, in particular, can cause trouble as well. To learn more, please get in touch.
How Common Are Fertility Issues?
Having problems with fertility that many Americans know very closely. Infertility affects roughly 9% of men and 11% of women. This statistic studied people of their reproductive ages in the US.
Infertility is a very isolating condition. You may feel very alone. Perhaps you do not know anyone personally dealing with infertility alongside you. Having a support system makes this a little easier.
You can find support through our office with our team of caring and passionate women’s health doctors. We can help give you answers about your fertility and guide you through the journey to parenthood.
How Are Fertility Issues Diagnosed?
Diagnostic testing is necessary when trying to determine why you are having trouble conceiving.
Men receive semen analysis, hormonal testing, imaging, etc. Issues such as sperm count and motility can result in an infertility diagnosis for a man.
Women can undergo fertility testing, such as ovarian reserve testing, which shows how many eggs they have. You can also do blood work to test your hormone levels, and blood work can indicate issues affecting your fertility. In some circumstances, Your doctor can do exploratory surgery to diagnose a problem like endometriosis.
If you want more information about fertility testing for yourself or your partner, we can help you learn more.
Call Our Buffalo Medical Group Today
If you have been looking for answers about your fertility issues, please contact our Buffalo women’s health doctors right away. We would be more than happy to help you get the answers you need. Please do not hesitate to set up a free consultation with us today. We want to help you through this difficult time.