Infertility

Richard Lorenzo, DO -  - OB-GYN

Complete Healthcare for Women

Richard Lorenzo, DO

OB-GYN located in Richland, WA

Infertility Specialist
You’re finally ready to start a family. Even though you’ve been trying for a while, you’re having trouble conceiving and aren’t sure why. Infertility is a frustrating and heartbreaking journey for many women, but you don’t have to walk it alone. At Complete Healthcare for Women in Richland, Washington, Dr. Richard Lorenzo understands that infertility is difficult to endure when you want a child. He’ll offer compassion and empathy as you partner together to determine the best course of action for treating your infertility.

Infertility Q & A

What should I expect at an appointment?

When you come into Complete Healthcare for Women, we’ll start by trying to determine the root cause of your inability to become pregnant so far. Testing a man is less invasive than testing a woman, so in general, we’ll want to test your partner first. If he’s already been tested and things are normal, we’ll then start investigating other potential causes.

At Complete Healthcare for Women, we want to help you achieve the dream of having a family. Come to our office today to learn more about our services.

What treatments will I undergo?

Treatment depends on the source of the issue. Generally, we’ll start with the least invasive options first. About 90% of the cases of infertility are treated with surgery or medications.

  • Medications: If the issue is with ovulation, certain medications, including clomiphene and metformin, may help your body ovulate, so you can produce a viable egg and get pregnant through sexual intercourse.
  • Hormone injections: If we're unable to determine the source of your infertility, a course of hormone injections in combination with clomiphene is often prescribed.
  • Insemination: Artificial insemination increases the chance of a woman getting pregnant because healthy, active sperm are placed directly into the uterus.
  • Tubal surgery: If the issue is caused by blocked fallopian tubes, you may need tubal surgery.
  • Laparoscopic surgery: If endometriosis is the problem, laparoscopic surgery may be necessary to remove endometrial tissue.

Am I a candidate for assisted reproductive technology?

If the initial treatments don’t work, you may want to try assisted reproductive technology (ART). These procedures are more invasive and extensive, so they’ll only be explored after other infertility treatments are exhausted.

In vitro fertilization (IVF): In this treatment, the doctor places fertilized eggs into your uterus through the cervix.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI):  Dr. Lorenzo injects a sperm into an egg in a lab. If it fertilizes, he then places it in your uterus.

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Richard Lorenzo, DO
1050 Gilmore Avenue
Suite A
Richland, WA 99352