You are finally ready to start a family, but even though you have been trying for a while, you are 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, OB/GYN Dr. Lorenzo understands that infertility is difficult to cope with when you want a child, but he can provide infertility treatments for you to improve your chances of getting pregnant. As an infertility clinic, we can consult with you to determine the best course of action for treating your infertility with compassion and empathy.
Common Infertility Treatments
When you come into Complete Healthcare for Women, we will start by trying to determine the root cause of your infertility. Testing a man for infertility is less invasive than testing a woman, so in general, you will want to test your partner first. If your partner has already been tested and it was determined that he is not infertile, we will then start investigating into the potential source of infertility.
Depending on the source of the issue, there are several infertility treatment options open to you. We will start with the less invasive options first.
- Medications: if the issue is with ovulation, there are certain medications that may help your body ovulate, including clomiphene and metformin.
- Hormone injections: if we are unable to determine the source of your infertility, a course of hormone injections and a course of clomiphene are often prescribed.
- Insemination: artificial insemination increases the chance of a woman getting pregnant because healthy, active sperm are specially picked and then placed directly into the uterus.
- Tubal surgery: if the issue is caused by blocked fallopian tubes, you may need tubal surgery.
- Laparoscopic surgery: If your infertility is caused by endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery may be necessary to remove endometrial tissue; however, this is not always an option.
Assisted Reproductive Technology
If the initial treatments do not work for you, you may want to try assisted reproductive technology (ART).
In vitro fertilization (IVF): in this treatment, fertilized eggs are placed in your uterus through the cervix.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): your doctor injects a sperm into an egg in a lab; if it fertilizes, it is then placed in your uterus.
At Complete Healthcare for Women, we want to help you start the family you’ve always dreamed of. Come into our gynecologist’s office today to learn more about our infertility services.