Infertility and You

Infertility and You

Infertility can be an emotional and frustrating concern for those trying to conceive.

In fact, in the United States between 10-15 percent of couples experience infertility.

What Are the Symptoms?

If you have been attempting to conceive through unprotected sex for a year or more you are likely experiencing infertility.

Both men and women may have issues with infertility.

When Should You See a Professional?

If you are trying to get pregnant you should always consult with your doctor about the process.

However, if you are a woman who falls under any of the following categories and have been unable to get pregnant it is recommended that you speak with your doctor:

  • You are over the age of 40.
  • You are over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months or more.
  • You are experiencing painful periods.
  • Your periods or irregular or have stopped.
  • You have had fertility issues in the past.
  • You have been diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • You have had many miscarriages.
  • You have undergone cancer treatments.

Similarly, there are some cases when men should see a doctor as well including the following:

  • You have a low sperm count or sperm-related issues.
  • You have a history of testicular, prostate, or sexual issues.
  • You have undergone cancer treatments.
  • You have small testicles.
  • You are experiencing swelling in the scrotum.
  • You have a family history of infertility issues.

Risk Factors for Infertility

There are many causes that can cause infertility which can affect one or both partners.

Age, tobacco or alcohol use, weight, and exercise can all impact you or your partners’ fertility.

To manage any risk factors, you must speak with your doctor about ways to increase your likelihood of being able to conceive a child.

Infertility Doctors

If you are trying to get pregnant and have had difficulty, Dr. Nicky Singh is here to help walk you through the process.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Singh today by calling (703)359-4842.