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Is It Time To See An Orlando Fertility Doctor?
When you are struggling with infertility, it may feel like an isolating diagnosis. However, it may be helpful to recognize that you are not alone. In fact, there are nearly 320,000 people in Florida with infertility.
So when should you see a fertility doctor? Current guidelines recommend women under the age of 35 make an appointment with a fertility doctor after trying to conceive for one year. Women over the age of 35 should see a fertility doctor after trying to conceive for six months.
Women with other conditions, such as blocked fallopian tubes, repeated miscarriages, abnormalities of the uterus, or severe endometriosis, should also see a fertility doctor.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
The official term for a fertility doctor is a reproductive endocrinologist. Fertility doctors first complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and then go on to more specialized training in the field of infertility through a two to three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
Fertility doctors treat disorders of the reproductive system. These include infertility, hormonal imbalances, repeated miscarriages, menstrual problems, and sexual dysfunction.
Reproductive endocrinologists can also be board certified. In order to achieve board certification, fertility doctors must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Orlando
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Orlando 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 a meeting or a consultation with a fertility doctor can be a helpful way to learn more about the doctor. Once you have scheduled a meeting, prepare a list of questions you would like to cover. These may include treatment philosophies or areas of specialization. Also, bring your complete medical history with you to the meeting, which will allow the fertility doctor to speak more specifically about potential treatment options.