It is estimated that more than 15% of couples have fertility issues. At Bassett Healthcare Network, our goal is to find the cause of your infertility and find the right treatment for you, so that you can grow your family.
Trying to Get Pregnant
If you fail to get pregnant after at least a year of trying, many factors may be involved. Your fertility can be affected by obesity, menstrual conditions, and imbalanced hormones, which may also cause irregular menstruation or hirsutism. The most common cause of infertility in women have to do with ovulation. Your ovulation may be affected by many conditions, including:
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Lifestyle habits such as diet, stress, smoking, or excessive alcohol use
- Premature ovarian failure
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
There are many potential treatment options for anyone trying to conceive, including medications, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and surgery.
In order to effectively treat your infertility, we may need to understand more about your hormones and the glands that produce hormones in your body. Many glandular and hormonal conditions can disrupt your ability to get pregnant or carry a child to a healthy birth.
Elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) in your body can cause common conditions that impact your fertility. Your thyroid also plays a vital function in your menstrual cycle and fertility. Our fertility specialists order fertility tests to evaluate your hormone levels and glands to make sure they are functioning properly.
When to See a Doctor for Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
If you are living with polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid conditions, or other hormonal and glandular conditions making it difficult to get pregnancy, make an appointment today. We are committed to giving you the most advanced care to help your family grow.
Bassett Healthcare Network offers treatment for infertility and reproductive endocrinology in Central New York, including in Cooperstown, Cobleskill, Hamilton, Herkimer, and Oneonta.