Infertility is generally defined as not being able to conceive after one year of unprotected sex. Infertility results from female factors about one-third of the time. Fortunately, most cases are treatable. Through comprehensive testing, our doctors can diagnose and treat conditions that prevent motherhood.
Ovulation disorders, damage to fallopian tubes, endometriosis, and uterine (fibroids) or cervical issues comprise most infertility causes. Fertility can also be affected by life factors such as age or stress. Our doctors learn about the health of a patient’s reproductive system by conducting a complete fertility work-up, including bloodwork (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), antimüllerian hormone (AMF),) ovulation testing, uterine xray, ovarian reserve testing, hormone testing, genetic testing, and imaging tests.
Medications can regulate or stimulate ovulation. They are the main treatment for infertility due to ovulation disorders and include clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins, metformin, letrozole, and bromocriptine. Sometimes surgery is necessary to restore fertility, as in the case of blocked fallopian tubes.