As you age, your chances of conceiving decrease, rendering you infertile over time. Dr. Quinsey comprehends how news of infertility can cause arguments within a family or even unprecedented divorces. If you’re struggling with infertility in Lake Mary, visit the Central Florida office for extensive diagnostic testing and treatment.
What is infertility?
Infertility occurs when you’re unable to conceive even after having cautiously, timed unprotected sex for about six months to one year. Several factors may contribute to your inability to have children, but seeking medical assistance for infertility can increase your chances of a successful conception and delivery. As you age, your chances of being infertile increase, but you can consult your doctor concerning the available treatments. Dr. Quinsey offers state-of-art therapies and medications that can fulfill your wishes to become a parent.
What are the causative factors of infertility in women?
Several factors may interfere with your ovulation and other biological processes, hindering you from getting pregnant. Your genetics can also contribute to your inability to conceive. One of the many reasons that may contribute to infertility in women include:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS refers to a hormonal disorder that occurs in women of childbearing age. This hormonal disorder may cause hormonal imbalances leading to high androgen levels and irregular menstrual periods. PCOS causes the development of small fluid-filled cysts on your ovaries, creating irregular ovulation or prolonged menstrual periods. Irregular ovulation and increased levels of androgen hormones reduce your chances of getting pregnant. This disorder may not cause any symptoms, making it difficult to detect it without a series of medical tests.
Endometriosis is a medical disorder that causes the lining of your uterus to thicken and grow outside of your uterus. This overgrowth can irritate your surrounding tissues resulting in excruciating pain and scarring. It may also cause inflammation of your pelvic structures, altered egg quality, and hormonal imbalance, which may cause infertility.
- Uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are benign growths that occur in your uterus during your childbearing years. Several factors may trigger the development of uterine fibroids, including obesity and family history of the disease. If not treated early, uterine fibroids can cause infertility by blocking your fallopian tubes, making it difficult for the sperm to enter your uterus.
What are the available treatments for infertility?
During your appointment, Dr. Quinsey conducts a comprehensive medical exam to determine the underlying cause of your infertility. He may also perform a blood work panel to ensure that you don’t have an existing medical condition that may hinder you from getting pregnant. He may also take a sample of your partner’s semen for thorough testing. To increase your chances of conceiving, Dr. Quinsey may recommend a healthy diet and minor lifestyle changes like losing weight. If lifestyle changes do not help you get pregnant, he may recommend medications like Clomiphene citrate to stimulate ovulation. You may need to visit the hospital regularly to check if the prescribed medications are working. If medications prove futile, he may use reproductive technology (ART) to aid in the fertilization of your eggs. ART treatments include In-vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination.
For more information about fertility treatments, call Dr. Quinsey or book your spot online.