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  • on 27.06.2011
  • at 02:35 PM
  • by Jessy Troy

5 Signs It May Be Time to Talk to Your Doctor about Fertility


If you’re looking to have a baby but have not been successful, you want to think about seeing a specialist. There are five main signs that may indicate there is a problem that requires the help of a fertility expert.

You’ve Been Trying to Conceive for Several Months

If you are under the age of 35 and have been attempting to conceive for the past 12 months or are over the age of 35 and have been trying for more than 6 months, it’s time for you to discuss the problem with a specialist. Your ability to conceive decreases as you get older no matter how healthy you are.

You or Your Partner has Chronic Current or Past Health Problems

Some of the diseases that can cause fertility problems include diabetes, high blood pressure and a history of cancer. These conditions can have a negative effect on both sperm production as well as ovarian function; health issues affect the male and female reproductive cycles and is not confined to one gender or the other.

You Have Been Consulting with a Physician for Six Months

If you have been seeing a physician for the past six months and still have been unable to get pregnant after six months to a year with the doctor conducting an infertility evaluation or performing fertility tests, it’s time to consult with a fertility specialist. The longer you wait to see a specialist, the more difficult it will be for you to have the baby you so badly want.

Problems with Your Menstrual Cycle

If you have been experiencing pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and/or bowel or bladder symptoms connected with your menstrual cycle and your physician has not ordered a hysterosalpingogram or laparoscopy in order to discover the reason for your symptoms, you should see a fertility specialist. In addition, irregular periods can have a negative effect on your ability to conceive.

You Are Seeking a Formal Fertility Evaluation and Treatment

If you are looking for a complete diagnostic work up and treatment plan by efficient staff that see the couple as the patient rather than just the woman, it is time to think about seeing a fertility specialist. Visiting a fertility clinic can help you feel more in control of the journey on which you may need to embark in order to become pregnant.

Contrary to the popular belief of many—especially men—failure to conceive is not always the fault of the woman. Fertility experts can ascertain where the problem lies and help the couple with corrective measures that will allow them to have the baby they desire.

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