Your Infertility Treatment Options
By Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates
July 21, 2017
Category: Women's Health
Tags: Infertility  

If you are having trouble conceiving, don’t worry; you have options.infertility

We know this can be a difficult subject to think about, let alone bring up with anyone, but if you are having difficulty conceiving then it might be time to turn to our San Dimas, CA, OBGYN Dr. Richard Williams for some answers. Many women with fertility issues go on to have healthy babies thanks to the many infertility treatments offered.

Fertility Medications

Fertility drugs are often one of the first options proposed for treating fertility issues. These medications will need to be used consistently for several months. They work either by balancing and altering certain hormones or by stimulating the release of one or more eggs. Fertility medication that stimulates ovulation is a great option for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or other issues that affect ovulation.

By coming for an exam and an evaluation at our San Dimas, CA, obstetrician and gynecologist, we will be able to check the quality of eggs that your body is producing. If we find that the eggs are healthy, then fertility medications may be a great option for you. If the ovaries are faulty or if the eggs being produced aren’t ideal then medication will not be the most effective fertility treatment.

Fertility medications may either be taken orally or administered through injections. Remember to take the medications as instructed.

Surgery

Sometimes we find that endometriosis, damaged fallopian tubes or uterine fibroids are the cause of fertility problems. If this is the case, surgery may be the best method for repairing this damage and greatly improving your chances of conceiving. There are two different kinds of surgical options available: laparoscopy and a laparotomy.

A laparoscopy is often more popular since it's a little less invasive (e.g. smaller incisions and thinner instruments) and boasts fewer side effects and a faster healing time; however, there are certain circumstances in which a laparotomy may be a safer and more effective surgical option. When you come in for your consultation, we will sit down with you and discuss which surgery will give you the best success rate for fertility.

If you have questions about the many infertility treatments at your disposal, then turn to Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates in San Dimas, CA, for the compassionate, understanding and individualized care you need. We are here for you.

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