When is the right time to see a fertility specialist

PCOS is a major cause of infertility in women

If you are having difficulty conceiving or having problems with infertility, a fertility specialist can determine if the cause of the infertility can be diagnosed and, with specific tests and medications, can provide appropriate treatment. Infertility can often be treated with medication or surgery. The choice of treatment depends on the test results, when the couple tried to get pregnant, the couple’s general health, and the partner’s preferences.

However, sometimes one may not know when is the right time to see a fertility specialist. Often times, people overlook small symptoms and end up making their condition worse before finally deciding to see a fertility specialist.

So, let’s discuss when to see a fertility specialist; what are the conditions that determine it is time for you to see the doctor-

  1. If you think you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): PCOS is a major cause of infertility in women. This is a hormonal disorder that affects a woman’s ability to ovulate at regular intervals. If a woman does not ovulate regularly, her pregnancy becomes difficult. PCOS can be treated on time with oral or injectable medications that help conceive. Therefore, if you have an irregular period, it is time to see your fertility specialist.
  2. If you think you have endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows elsewhere, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic cavities. Your fertility specialist can best guide you on treatment, which may also include surgery. If you’ve missed your period for more than a month, it’s best to see a fertility specialist who can diagnose the underlying cause.
  3. If you have a thyroid gland: One in eight women will develop thyroid problems in her lifetime, and up to 60% of women with thyroid problems are unaware of their condition. One of the most common thyroid disorders is hypothyroidism. Low levels of thyroid hormones can cause irregular menstrual cycles which can affect ovulation. Therefore, to benefit from treatment that does not affect your fertility, it is advisable to consult a fertility specialist in time.
  4. If you are over 35 and trying to get pregnant, it is always a good idea to see a fertility specialist. A woman is born with a fixed pool of eggs, and this diminishes, sometimes considerably after the age of 35. Your fertility specialist will check your egg reserve and guide you accordingly.
  5. If you are under 35 and have been trying unsuccessfully for more than a year, it is best to seek the advice of a fertility expert. She will have your egg reserve, tubes and partner’s sperm checked, among other things. This will help decide on the future course of action to be taken.
  6. If the number or quality of sperm is low, it is better to start treatment under the guidance of an expert.
  7. If you are over 40: now with advanced technology, it is just as safe to conceive today after 40 years. However, there are dangers and problems that could increase along with trying to get pregnant. . Aging affects egg production in addition to egg quality. A decrease in any of these factors increases the risk of miscarriage in older women. Therefore, you need to visit your doctor to discuss and understand the risks and get a feel for your condition.
  8. Apart from the conditions mentioned above, if you have already been diagnosed with cancer or have had multiple miscarriages, it is time to see a fertility specialist who can best guide you on your journey to happiness and the blossoming of a new life.

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