You’re going through infertility if you can't conceive despite having frequent, unprotected intercourse for at least a year. Infertility may be traced to you, your partner or a combination of factors.
While the obvious symptom of infertility is an inability to conceive, many women might notice an irregular or absent menstruation, hormonal problems, and changes in hair growth or sexual function.
There are numerous causes or contributing factors of infertility, including:
The risk factors for infertility are similar for men and women and include:
Before testing and treatment, your doctor works to understand your sexual habits and makes recommendations. Numerous tests are available, including a general physical exam and an examination of your genital area.
Specific fertility tests include:
In some cases, more extensive infertility testing might be necessary, such as a laparoscopy.
The right treatment for infertility depends on what’s causing your infertility, how long you’ve been infertile, your age, and other factors. Treatments for infertility include:
Many couples can eventually conceive with or without treatment. Some people might be able to get pregnant through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
If you’re struggling with infertility, visit the Louisiana Women’s Healthcare Specialists.