Infertility occurs when a woman is unable to become pregnant after trying to conceive for at least a year. If a woman keeps having recurrent miscarriages, it is also viewed as infertility. Female infertility may be caused by her age, physical problems, hormone problems, menopause and lifestyle.
When it comes to female infertility, there is often confusion as to the correct methods of treatment, as well as the options available. Dr Essel, obstetrician and gynaecologist in the East Rand, provides useful information regarding these two important aspects of fertility management such as contraception and basic infertility evaluation.
In any basic infertility evaluation, the following fertility tests will be conducted:
There are a number of surgical procedures that may assist in treating female infertility, but treatment depends entirely on what is the underlying cause of infertility.
If you may be experiencing ovulation problems, Dr Essel may prescribe oral medication such as clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins or letrozole to help regulate ovulation. These oral medications may also aid in becoming pregnant by causing your ovaries to release multiple eggs even though normally one egg is released each month. Dr Essel may prescribe gonadotropin in the case where infertility is unexplainable or other treatments couldn’t help you get pregnant.