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Is It Time To See A Greenville Fertility Doctor?
You may feel like you are all alone when dealing with your diagnosis of infertility. However, there are nearly 90,000 people in South Carolina who are struggling with infertility.
If you have had difficulty conceiving, you may wonder when you should see a fertility doctor. Current guidelines indicate that women under the age of 35 should see a fertility doctor if trying to conceive for one year, while women over the age of 35 should wait only six months. Women with other conditions, like blocked fallopian tubes, severe endometriosis, or recurrent miscarriages should also make an appointment with a fertility doctor (reproductive endocrinologist).
There are two fertility clinics located in Greenville, SC, and approximately eight fertility doctors in the area.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is officially called a reproductive endocrinologist. Reproductive endocrinologists, or fertility doctors, treat disorders of the reproductive system, including infertility, hormonal disorders, menstrual problems, recurrent miscarriages, and sexual dysfunction.
Fertility doctors first complete a residency in obstetrics/gynecology. Following this, they must also complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, an additional two to three years of training. Board certified reproductive endocrinologists also must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Doctor in Greenville, SC
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Greenville 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.
When you are considering fertility doctors, it is important to schedule a consultation before you determine which doctor you would like to work with. This will give you the opportunity to ask the fertility doctor certain questions, like areas of specialization and treatment philosophy. Bring your complete medical history with you to the interview, so the fertility doctor can refer to your specific situation.