If you and your partner have unsuccessfully tried to conceive for a year or more, infertility may be the issue.
What causes infertility?
Infertility results from several different causes. Some couples suffer from ovulation issues, which means that the woman either doesn’t release eggs or releases poor-quality eggs. Other couples suffer from infertility because of the woman’s endometriosis or because her fallopian tubes become blocked or damaged. Further, a male with low sperm count or poor-quality sperm may also prevent the couple from conceiving. And in further cases, a combination of the factors above leads to fertility issues.
How does Dr. Silberstein diagnose infertility?
If you and your partner have unsuccessfully tried to conceive for a year or more, infertility may be the issue. Dr. Silberstein uses various tests to assess a couple’s fertility, including semen analysis and hormone tests. If these tests appear normal, she recommends other testing to check the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries.
What treatments are available?
If abnormalities are discovered through testing, a specific treatment will be recommended based on the nature of the problem. For example, if Dr. Silberstein discovers the woman isn’t ovulating properly, she recommends hormones to encourage a healthy ovulation. If the problem centers on the fallopian tubes, she recommends a procedure to correct the issue. In other cases, Dr. Silberstein recommends a combination of fertility treatments to increase the likelihood of conception. Regardless of the treatment, your individual infertility issues will always be assessed before a treatment is recommended.
How successful is fertility treatment?
Depending on the nature of the issue, fertility treatment can successfully help patients become parents. However, in some cases, patients aren’t able to conceive without significant medical intervention. In such cases, Dr. Silberstein recommends in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves fertilizing an egg in a laboratory and placing the embryo in the woman’s uterus for implantation. In cases where the woman cannot sustain a pregnancy, surrogacy may be recommended.
Fertility Services in the greater Los Angeles area
If you feel that infertility issues are preventing you from conceiving, request a consultation today. We are located in Tarzana, and we aim to help women and couples with obstetrics. Give us a call at (818) 996-3200.