Fertility Specialist

Is It Time for You to See a Fertility Specialist?

Planning for parenthood can be difficult if you’re having trouble getting pregnant. It may be time to explore your options with a fertility specialist. MCRM Fertility provides solutions that bring your parenthood dream to life. So, when is it time to see one of our specialists?

You’ve Been Trying for More Than 12 Months

About 80% of heterosexual couples in with the female partner is < 35 years old will conceive within six months of trying. If you are over 35 and have been trying to conceive for 6 months or more without success, you should make an appointment to see a fertility specialist. See our fertility specialists if you’ve been having unprotected sex for more than a year but haven’t conceived.

We will obtain tests on you and your partner to identify the problem. Then we can offer treatment plans based on our findings.

You Have a Known Thyroid Condition

Women are at higher risk for  thyroid disease than men. These conditions increase their risk of infertility. But, this doesn’t mean that you should give up. Many women have successfully conceived despite having thyroid conditions.

Optimally managing your thyroid conditions can help increase the odds of conception, and our doctors will also work with you during your pregnancy to reduce the chances of miscarriage.

You’ve Had Several Miscarriages

Miscarriages don’t necessarily entail someone has a fertility issue. Still, you should see a professional if you’ve had two or more miscarriages. Our fertility specialists will perform tests to identify the underlying cause.

Some common causes include altered hormonal levels, uterine anatomy issues, and genetic issues. MCRM Fertility can offer solutions for most causes. So, rest assured that we’ll work with you to create plans that bring you one step closer to parenthood.

You’re Over 35

Technology has made it possible for women to conceive well into their 40s. You shouldn’t give up on parenthood because you’ve hit the 35th-year mark.

However, experts recommend that you see a specialist before trying for pregnancy if you’re over 35. As you age, your body produces fewer eggs. When you hit 40, the eggs’ quality may reduce, putting you at a higher risk of miscarriage. Seeing a specialist before and after getting pregnant may improve your chances of carrying a pregnancy to full-term.

Your Partner is Having Trouble Maintaining an Erection

Contrary to popular belief, infertility is not a female issue. Difficulty getting pregnant may result from a man’s inability to maintain an erection. At MCRM, we are happy to see both partners and can evaluate male fertility testing and offer treatments as well. We also work with urologists in coordinating expert care to lead to healthy pregnancies.

You’re Having Trouble with Your Periods

Period troubles manifest in various ways. They include:

  • No period
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Irregular periods
  • Bleeding between periods

No period may indicate that you’re not ovulating. Heavy bleeding may be a sign of an endocrine abnormality. See a specialist if you’re changing your tampon every hour or passing large blood clots.

Irregular periods are a sign of hormonal issues that could cause fertility problems. Bleeding between periods may also indicate hormonal abnormalities. See our specialists when you notice these issues to find solutions early on.

You’re a Cancer Patient or a Survivor

Cancer treatments can impact a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Our specialists can offer solutions to preserve your fertility before undergoing treatment.

If you’ve already undergone treatment, our specialists can determine whether it has affected your fertility. We can then offer solutions ranging from In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to third-party reproduction.

You Have a History of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

STIs may cause scarring in the fallopian tubes. Over time, this could prevent pregnancy as scarring prevents fertilization.

Frequent STIs in men may also cause infertility. Infections affect sperm count and mobility. Our specialists will test if STIs have affected your reproductive system and to what extent they’ve affected it.

You Have a Reproductive Condition

Below are some of the conditions that may cause infertility:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects a woman’s ability to ovulate. Our specialists may treat this condition with injectable or oral ovulation-inducing medication.

Fibroids

These are benign tumors found in the uterus. We ca manage these issues to help increase the chances of carrying a healthy pregnancy to full-term.

Endometriosis

This condition occurs when uterine tissues grow in other parts of the reproductive system. Our specialists offer varying treatment options for this condition.

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)

POI occurs when the ovaries don’t function as they should. The chances of having a natural pregnancy with this condition can be low. So, our specialists may recommend tailored treatments.

A Fertility Specialist Will Assist You in Your Parenthood Journey

Infertility is a significant concern for many women and men. Know that you’re not alone in this journey! Contact MCRM Fertility to reach an experienced fertility specialist. We believe that every individual can become a parent, especially with the right guidance. We’ll tailor solutions that best meet your fertility needs.