When to Seek an Infertility Specialist
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When Women Should Seek a Specialist
Women should seek a specialist for the following reasons:
When Men Should Seek a Specialist
MEN SHOULD SEEK A SPECIALIST FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
Primary Symptoms of Infertility
Infertility effects one out of six couples. You don’t have to feel alone, frustrated and try months of using the ovulation predictor kit without success. The earlier you seek an fertility specialist, the faster we can find and resolve the etiology of infertility and the greater your chances to conceive.
At your first visit, we will review you medical, surgical and family history and other pertinent gynecological history. We will also review your husband’s medical and surgical history. Once we obtain all the pertinent information we may ask you to undergo the following tests to determine the underlying etiology of infertility.
Problem with menstrual cycle
· Is your menstrual cycle regular or do you have spotting or bleeding between your regular menses?
· Do you ever have months without menses?
· Do you have cycles that are more than 35 days apart or last more than 5 days?
· Is your cycle on time or you can have more than 5 days variation in that time?
· Is your cycle very painful?
Am I not conceiving because of stress?
Menstural Cycle and Ovulation
> You may have a normal menstrual cycle and lack ovulation.
> If you are using an ovulation kit but it does not turn positive.
> If you are measuring your basal body temperature and there is no change.
Did you experience more than one miscarriage?
Did you ever have a history of sexually transmitted disease?
Do you have a history of ovarian surgery or endometriosis?
Where you ever diagnosed with ovarian cysts, or polycystic ovarian syndrome?
Do you suspect the problem could be your partner?