Up to 15% of couples in the United States struggle to conceive and have a child. If you and your partner have been trying to have a baby for more than a year without success, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Padmaja Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN in Fremont, California.
Infertility is defined as failing to conceive after having unprotected sex for up to a year. A diagnosis of infertility also includes if your pregnancies end in miscarriages or stillbirths.
Infertility is an issue shared equally by both men and women. When it comes to women, infertility issues tend to stem from problems associated with ovulation. These include:
There are several tests Dr. Sharma uses to find out if you’re infertile. She also uses individualized medicine to help find the cause of your infertility.
Dr. Sharma begins by conducting a physical exam and doing several blood tests to check your hormone levels. She also does an ovulation test, either through a blood test that measures hormone levels or through an ultrasound of your ovaries. If your ovulation is normal, she conducts additional fertility tests, including:
Your treatment depends on the cause of your infertility. These can include:
If you’re experiencing infertility, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Sharma at the small, private office of Fremont OB/GYN.