Infertility in Women and Treatment Options

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You have been trying for a baby, but the pregnancy tests always read negative. The experience of infertility Buckhead can be heartbreaking and discouraging. But you should not worry because there are treatments available for infertility.

Your specialist can tell that you struggle with infertility if you have tried to conceive actively for the past year.

Causes of infertility

The causes of infertility can be numerous, and it will take a fertility evaluation process to ascertain the cause of your infertility. Below are the common causes of infertility:

  • Ovulation problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Implantation failure
  • Structural problems of your reproductive system
  • Scarring of the fallopian tubes after pelvic surgery

What to expect from your fertility evaluation consultation

You must undergo a fertility evaluation test so your doctor can understand your condition and recommend the best treatment. Your specialist will evaluate your medical history and any conditions and ask whether you have tried any fertility treatments.

One aspect that your gynecologist will ask about is your periods. How regular or irregular they are. They will ask whether you have painful periods or not. The state of your periods can affect your ability to conceive.

Your specialist will ask about previous pregnancies or whether you or your partner already have children. Such information is useful because some couples experience infertility after having one pregnancy or child. If you have ever had an ectopic pregnancy, let your specialist know.

Treatment options

Your treatment method will depend on your condition and its severity. After a thorough fertility evaluation, your specialist will recommend the most suitable treatment. The following are common treatments that you might undergo.


Your specialist might recommend medications that will deal with ovulation problems. The drugs will help you ovulate regularly by encouraging the monthly release of an egg. You might also receive medications to combat the symptoms of the polycystic ovarian syndrome, which causes menstrual irregularities. Examples of the medications include gonadotrophins and clomifene.

Assisted conception

You might undergo intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) in assisted conception. In intrauterine insemination, your specialist will insert washed sperm into your womb using a plastic tube. In IVF treatment, your doctor will have the egg fertilized out of your body and then implanted into your womb.

Before IVF treatment, your specialist might prescribe medication to stimulate enough egg production for harvesting and fertilization.

Surgical procedures

Your gynecologist might recommend surgery if you have conditions like uterine fibroids or blocked fallopian tubes. By undergoing surgery, you can treat conditions that reduce your chances of getting pregnant.

Depending on your condition, your gynecologist might combine the treatment methods above to increase your chances of conceiving and carrying your pregnancy to term.

How to boost your chances of getting pregnant

You can use the following tips to boost your chances of conceiving.

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  •  Monitor your ovulation
  • Take prenatal vitamins
  • Exercise moderately 
  • Have regular sex during the fertile window

If you are struggling with infertility, visit Ideal Gynecology, LLC, for treatment. You will meet qualified, experienced, and compassionate staff ready to offer customized treatment depending on your condition. Call or book an appointment online and explore a suitable fertility treatment.