What to Expect from an Infertility Doctor
While the news of infertility may be quite disturbing in the initial days after your diagnosis, you can still lay your confidence of the assurance of a treatment.
Diagnosis of infertility is not a dead end to your hopes of becoming a parent to your child and grandparent for the children of your children. 85% of all infertility cases are remedied with infertility treatments that go anywhere from medications and therapies to more extensive assisted reproductive techniques.
An ideal focal point to begin your search for a treatment is to consult your family physician. However, not all general doctors are equipped with the knowledge and training required in assessing infertility problems. A male’s urologist or a woman’s gynecologist are somewhat closer to the qualifications in investigating the issues yet they, in most instances, have no complete training and experiences so as to properly assess conditions related to infertility.
Once there are unresolved problems, you may then advance to infertility doctors who are rather more capable of pinpointing your issues and may therefore provide you with more compressive information of your condition. If you are seeking an infertility doctor, you must ensure that he is board certified. This in return, will assure you that he is an authority in the field in is most likely to reveal you things that you might not obtain from other resources.
If there were any appropriate time to reminisce our past experiences, then this would be it. Well, we are pertaining to your medical history though.
Infertility, while more known to be related with internal-physical complexities, can also be associated with previous ailments and diseases that might have brought forth the condition. So be sure that you remember many things from your past.
Common topics asked by your infertility doctor include:
• Menstrual issues (regularities, irregularities), (female)
• Groin injuries, post-puberty mumps, undescended testicles, urinary tract infections, ejaculatory problems, impotency and prostatitis
• Surgical history (some surgeries, especially those conducted nearest to the pelvic area can actually cause adverse effects on the capacity of a person to conceive),
• The type of birth control you and your partner employs,
• Previous pregnancies or miscarriages,
• Infections in the reproductive system,
• History of STD or sexually-transmitted disease if there were one,
• History of medications used,
• You and your partner’s lifestyle
• History of chemical abuse, alcohol abuse and smoking
• History of your family’s health and
• Your sexual activities with your partner