Infertility can be confusing, frustrating, and painful, but thanks to the latest reproductive advances, your chances of conceiving the baby you dream of are now better than ever. Highly experienced OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, at Progressive Womens Health in Friendswood, Texas, works hard to diagnose the reason for your infertility so you can start taking the steps toward conceiving. Book your appointment online or by phone now.
The short-and-simple definition of infertility is that you can’t conceive after trying for one year. Around 15% of couples are infertile based on this. This definition can change based on your age and other individual factors.
For example, if you’re 35-40 and haven’t been able to conceive after trying for six months, it qualifies as infertility. If you have a chronic condition like endometriosis or if you’ve had miscarriages in the past, Dr. Mohsin may diagnose you with infertility after you’ve been trying to conceive for less than a year.
There are many different possible causes of infertility. Some of the most common causes of female infertility are:
To determine the exact cause of your infertility, Dr. Mohsin may perform a range of tests. First, you may get a blood test to check your hormone levels to see if you're ovulating. An ultrasound may also check your ovary function. If Dr. Mohsin establishes that your ovulation is normal, she may perform other tests to find the source of your infertility.
A hysterosalpingography is an X-ray that gives Dr. Mohsin a close-up view of your uterus and fallopian tubes. She checks for blockages that may be stopping egg fertilization.
Another test, a diagnostic laparoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Mohsin views your ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes in extreme detail. A laparoscopy can reveal problems like endometriosis adhesions (scar tissue) that are hard to see on other fertility tests.
Your partner may also need fertility tests, such as semen analysis, to uncover the cause of infertility.
Dr. Mohsin creates infertility solutions on a case-by-case basis, depending on your situation and test results. Sometimes, a minimally invasive procedure like a treatment laparoscopy can clear away scar tissue blockages preventing pregnancy.
Other options can include medications like Clomid® to stimulate ovulation or gonadotropin drugs to prompt additional eggs to be released. If you don’t find success with procedures or medications, there are still other things to try. Dr. Mohsin makes every effort to help you conceive a child and build your family.
Get infertility help at Progressive Womens Health now. Book your appointment through the online scheduler or by phone today.