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Infertility Specialist

Dunwoody OBGYN -  - OBGYN

Dunwoody OBGYN

OBGYNs located in North Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA

Up to 10% of American women struggle with the pain of infertility. But Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, in Dunwoody, Georgia, provides expert care to get to the root of your fertility problems. The practice explores treatments that maximize your chances of getting pregnant. If you have trouble conceiving, you don't have to suffer alone. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

It's normal for a healthy couple to take up to a year to get pregnant. Eighty-five percent of heterosexual couples get pregnant within one year of trying, and 95% of couples conceive within two years. So if you've only been trying for a few months, you may need more time. 

But if you've been trying for over a year, it's time to contact Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC. Experts also recommend that women over 35 should have an infertility evaluation if they've been trying to get pregnant for over six months. Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, can determine whether you have a fertility issue and explore treatment options.

What causes infertility?

Many people assume that infertility is a women's health issue, but males are also responsible for fertility problems.

Experts estimate that about one-third of infertility cases are related to women, while another third of infertility cases are related to men. The remaining third of cases result from a combination of male and female factors. So if you have trouble conceiving, both you and your partner need to get tested.

Rarely, your doctor may be unable to find a discernible cause for infertility. 

In women, there is often a link between hormone imbalance and infertility. Structural problems within your reproductive system can also be a factor. If you're having trouble getting pregnant, you might have:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Uterine scarring
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Autoimmune disorders

Age can also be a factor. During your late 30s and early 40s, your fertility gradually tapers off. Many women can still conceive during these years, but getting pregnant may be much harder. After 45, most women have trouble getting pregnant without medical help. 

How is infertility treated?

Your treatment strategy depends on what's causing your fertility problems. At Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, your provider performs an in-depth evaluation. They start with a physical exam, which may include a Pap smear or STD tests. 

Your provider might also suggest blood tests or an ultrasound. If your provider suspects that you have endometriosis or fibroids, you may need minimally invasive surgery to confirm the diagnosis.

Once your provider knows what's causing your fertility issues, they help you choose a treatment plan. You may need to take medication to stabilize your hormones or clear up infections. Some women also need surgery to fix structural problems. No matter what treatment you choose, your provider supports you every step of the way.

What other fertility treatments are available?

Treating underlying health problems often resolves infertility. But if you're still having trouble getting pregnant, you may need assisted reproductive technology (ART). Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, can offer more details about these treatments.

For infertility diagnosis and treatment, call Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, today or schedule an appointment online.