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Is It Time To See A Nebraska Fertility Doctor?
If you have been having difficulty trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should see a fertility doctor, a doctor who is specially trained to treat reproductive disorders. Current guidelines recommend women under the age of 35 see a fertility doctor after trying to conceive for one year. Women over the age of 35 should make an appointment with a fertility doctor after six months.
Women with certain conditions like blocked fallopian tubes, multiple miscarriages, abnormalities of the uterus, severe endometriosis, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) should consider making an appointment with a fertility doctor as well.
Women diagnosed with infertility may feel as if they are alone, but infertility is actually more common than you may think. In Nebraska, there are over 38,000 people with infertility.
There are two fertility clinics in Nebraska, both in Omaha, and five fertility doctors).
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A reproductive endocrinologist is often called a fertility doctor. Fertility doctors are specially trained to treat disorders of the reproductive system. This includes infertility, as well as other disorders like hormonal imbalances, repeated miscarriages, menstrual problems, and sexual dysfunction.
After earning their medical degree, fertility doctors complete a residency in obstetrics/gynecology. Then, they go on to further training in the field of infertility with a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
In order to be board certified, fertility doctors must practice an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Nebraska
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Nebraska 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.
Arranging an interview or infertility consultation with a fertility doctor can be a helpful step. This will give you the opportunity to ask the fertility doctor some questions, such as experience, areas of specialization, and possible treatment options.
Before you arrive at your meeting, make sure to bring a copy of your medical records with you. This will help the fertility doctor talk more specifically about possible courses of action and further fertility testing, since he will have your information right in front of him.