If you’ve been trying to conceive for some time and still haven’t been successful, you might be questioning your fertility. Dr. Patrick Diesfeld at the Women’s Health Partnership Medical Group can help. He offers a comprehensive workup to identify factors that may be impairing your fertility. If you live around Ventura or Oxnard, California, call Women’s Health Partnership Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online.
Infertility is when you haven't been able to get pregnant, even though you've been trying consistently to conceive for at least one year. In the United States, 10-Ten15% of couples experience infertility. Fortunately, many safe and effective therapies can help your chances of becoming pregnant.
Infertility can result from a combination of things. In order to become pregnant, you need functioning ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a uterus. If any of these body parts are affected or not working properly, they can contribute to infertility.
Men can have issues that lead to infertility as well. Sometimes the issues that cause infertility are present at birth and sometimes they develop later in life.
Factors that might decrease your chances of fertility include:
Dr. Diesfeld performs an extensive, comprehensive workup, including an in-depth discussion about your medical history. His physical exam involves a transvaginal ultrasound, as well as blood work.
The physical exam and ultrasound can check for tubal and pelvic disease as well as cervical issues. He might also do an evaluation of your uterus. Dr. Diesfeld focuses on issues like whether or not you’re ovulating and any undiagnosed abnormalities in your fallopian tubes or uterus. These abnormalities could be polyps, fibroids, or scarring from pelvic inflammatory disease.
If you are having troubles becoming pregnant, call Women’s Health Partnership Medical Group or schedule an appointment online.