If you’re struggling with infertility, you aren’t alone. Infertility affects an estimated 15% of couples in the United States, and it can be difficult to understand what to do next. At Boro Park OB/GYN in Brooklyn, New York, the compassionate medical team is knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of fertility issues. They also provide you with consistent guidance and support throughout the treatment process. To learn more about available infertility resources, schedule a consultation online or by phone.
Infertility is a medical condition involving your reproductive system. You may receive an infertility diagnosis if you have been attempting to conceive a child unsuccessfully for at least one year.
The condition may be the result of several complex factors involving the female, the male, or both, including:
In some cases, the cause of infertility isn't identifiable. Both males and females may need to undergo fertility testing.
Your Boro Park OB/GYN doctor may initially perform a physical exam and request blood work to measure hormone levels and identify possible causes of infertility.
If further testing is necessary, your doctor may use a hysterosonogram.
A hysterosonogram is an ultrasound technology your doctor uses to take a closer look at your reproductive organs and surrounding tissue. A hysterosonogram is effective at identifying abnormal vaginal bleeding. This test should be done between day 7-10 of your menstrual cycle for it to be effective.
The procedure has two parts. During a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound, your doctor inserts a handheld camera device into your vagina to view the structure of your ovaries and uterus.
Following the internal exam, external imaging is done of your uterine lining. Your doctor inserts a small tube filled with salt water into your uterine cavity to make fibroids and polyps easier to see.
Once testing results are available, your doctor discusses your options for treating your fertility issues.
Depending on the cause of your infertility, your doctor may suggest numerous treatment options to improve your ability to conceive. Treatments for reproductive dysfunction or defect may include minimally invasive surgery or medications. Hormone therapies may be available if you suffer from hormonal imbalances.
For infertility not treatable with these methods, your Boro Park OB/GYN doctor can provide a referral to a top fertility expert so you can receive prompt diagnoses and specialized treatments to address your fertility issues.