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Is It Time to See a Charleston Fertility Doctor?
In South Carolina, there are nearly 90,000 residents struggling with infertility. If you are having difficulty conceiving, consider making an appointment with a fertility doctor. Women under the age of 35 who have tried to conceive for one year without success should see a fertility doctor, while women over the age of 35 should make an appointment after six months of trying to conceive.
There is one fertility clinic in the Charleston area, which is served by three fertility doctors.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
Before a doctor can be considered a reproductive endocrinologist, he or she must go through specialized training. After completing their residency in obstetrics/gynecology, fertility doctors go through two to three years of additional training in reproductive endocrinology. During this fellowship, fertility doctors gain experience treating a wide range of reproductive disorders, including infertility, menstrual disorders, sexual dysfunction, hormonal disorders, and recurrent miscarriage. Board certified fertility doctors pass an oral and written exam.
Finding a Doctor in Charleston
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Charleston area. Simply type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of every page on the website. And if you make an appointment, tell the doctor we sent you.
It can be very helpful to meet with the fertility doctors you are considering working with. At your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask the fertility doctor a number of questions, such as potential treatment options, areas of specialization, and treatment philosophies. It will be helpful for your doctor to have knowledge of your medical history during your conversation, so make sure you bring your medical history with you.