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If you’ve been trying to get pregnant, to no avail, you may be part of the 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States who have fertility problems. At Suburban Women’s Specialists, Dr. Chua and Dr. Anthony work with their patients in Johns Creek, Georgia, to help them build the families of their dreams. To get to the bottom of your infertility, call the office or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Infertility Q&A

What is Infertility?

Conceiving a child is far from an easy process even when everything is functioning smoothly. For conception to happen, the following needs to take place:

  • Your ovaries produce an egg
  • Sperm reaches and fertilizes the egg
  • The fertilized egg then travels through your fallopian tubes
  • The fertilized egg reaches and implants in your uterus

This journey is open to a number of different problems along the way that can affect your chances of getting pregnant.

Typically, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of unprotected sex. This time frame drops to six months if you’re over 35.

Infertility problems can also present themselves as an inability to bring a baby to term.

What Causes Infertility?

Because of the complexity of conception, there are a number of things that can influence your ability to become pregnant and carry a child to term, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diminished ovarian reserve
  • Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, which is associated with too much exercise and low body weight
  • Problems with your hypothalamus or pituitary gland
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal uterus

This list simply represents the most common factors when it comes to infertility, as there are other, less common problems that can affect your ability to become and stay pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to seek the counsel of one of the OB/GYNs at Suburban Women’s Specialists.

How is Infertility Diagnosed?

If you’ve been dealing with fertility problems, you probably understand how frustrating the condition can be. To start, both sides of the equation need to be considered, because infertility problems can originate with the male. If your partner has a medical checkup and isn’t the source of your infertility, then you need an evaluation, too.

To start, your doctor conducts a thorough analysis of your prior and current health and does some urine and blood testing. As part of your evaluation, the OB/GYNs at Suburban Women’s Specialists run tests to determine your ovarian reserve, and they check your fallopian tubes to make sure the problem isn’t caused by a blockage.

Rest assured, the doctors work tirelessly to find the root cause of the problem to make sure you receive the specialized help you need.

To help evaluate your fertility issues, call Suburban Women’s Specialists or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.