Nearly 12% of women between the ages of 14 and 44 struggle to get pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Christopher K Quinsey, MD, understands how difficult infertility can be to deal with for any family. That’s why his office performs extensive diagnostic testing and targeted treatments to promote pregnancy if you’re struggling to conceive. Infertility is a common condition in men and women of all ages. To learn more, call the Central Florida office in Lake Mary, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.
Infertility occurs when you haven’t successfully conceived after one year of unprotected sex, or 6 months for those 35 and older. While there are many reasons you may be struggling to conceive, the earlier you seek help for infertility, the better your chances are of having a successful pregnancy.
There are many reasons you may be having difficulty trying to conceive, but the most common causes of infertility in women include:
Your peak reproductive years happen between your teens and late 20s. By your early 30s, your ability to conceive naturally starts to decline.
PCOS causes small cysts to develop all over your ovaries, leading to hormonal imbalances. This can create irregular or absent ovulation.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in your uterus. They can lead to prolonged menstrual cycles, pelvic pain, and infertility in some cases.
Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the tissue that lines your uterus starts growing outside of it.
Dr. Quinsey runs a complete blood work panel to make sure you don’t have an underlying medical condition or hormone imbalance that’s preventing you from conceiving. He may also perform a physical exam, semen analysis of your partner, and imaging tests to determine the cause of your infertility.
To promote a healthy conception and pregnancy, Dr. Quinsey may recommend certain diet and lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and quitting smoking.
If diet and lifestyle modifications aren’t enough to help you conceive, Dr. Quinsey may prescribe medication such as Clomiphene citrate or other medications to induce ovulation.
Dr. Quinsey monitors your progress as you continue your medication. If medication proves to be unsuccessful, he may recommend a treatment using assisted reproductive technology (ART).
These treatments mix a woman’s eggs with a man’s sperm to create an embryo. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination are common ART treatments.
Dr. Quinsey uses a variety of fertility treatments at his office. To find out if infertility treatments are right for you, call Dr. Quinsey or schedule an appointment online today.