Austin Area OB/GYN & Fertility offers a comprehensive Fertility program to assist their patients. Because conception is time sensitive, we see patients 365 days a year for fertility visits. Unlike most OB/GYN practices, we provide in our office: laboratory evaluations, semen analysis, and intrauterine inseminations. Essentially, we can provide most infertility treatments before patients need a referral to specialist for expensive in vitro techniques.
Question: How common is it for a couple to have difficulty conceiving?
Answer: VERY! Approximately one in six couples will experience infertility after one year of attempting conception.
Question: Is infertility more likely to be a “male problem” or a “female problem”?
Answer: TIED! Male problems (low sperm counts, motility, etc) and “female problems (ovulation, tubal blockage, endometriosis, etc) have about the same likelihood of resulting in infertility. In approximately one third of cases, combined (male and female) issues exist.
Question: Can Austin Area OB/GYN and Fertility help?
Answer: ABSOLUTELY! Just call for a Fertility consult.
Question: What happens at a “Fertility Consult”?
Answer: HELP HAS ARRIVED!
* We begin with a medical history, with emphasis on possible infertility causes. A review of menstrual cycles can often determine if ovulation is a likely problem. Painful periods may reveal clues for endometriosis. Heavy bleeding may be a sign of uterine fibroids.
* A pelvic exam is the next step and
* A pelvic ultrasound may be indicated to further identify possible fertility issues
* Laboratory tests may be performed in our nationally certified Laboratory for ovulation testing, semen analysis, hormone analysis
Question: What if ovulation is the problem?
Answer: Ovulation enhancing medication can often be an easy fix. These medications can be prescribed and monitored by your AAOBG provider.
Question: What if the semen analysis reveals Male Factor infertility?
Answer: Supplements can help. Urology consultation may be necessary and a simple technique known as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) can be performed in the office.
Question: What if I need surgery to diagnose or treat fertility problems?
Answer: Relax. All of the AAOBG physicians are experts in minimally invasive surgery. Diagnostic laparoscopy can be performed in an outpatient setting with only band-aid incisions and rapid recovery.
Question:How do we spell success?