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Is it Time to See a Pittsburgh Fertility Doctor?
If you are a woman of reproductive age and trying to conceive, you may be wondering when to see a fertility doctor. Current medical guidelines suggest women over the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive for six months, and women under the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive for one year consult a fertility doctor. However, there are other criteria that may signal you to schedule an appointment with a fertility doctor:
- Do you have a history of painful or irregular periods?
- Have you suffered multiple miscarriages?
- Do infertility conditions run in your family or have you already been diagnosed with a condition like PCOS, endometriosis, or high FSH?
- Has your male partner ever experienced an injury or had a surgery that might compromise his fertility?
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor has not only studied obstetrics and gynecology, but has completed an additional two to three years of fellowship training in reproductive health. This qualifies them to treat disorders of the reproductive system including ovarian reserve issues, hormonal disorders, uterine anomalies, and pregnancy loss. Fertility doctors may specialize in one area of the vast field of reproductive endocrinology. They do so by staying up to date on current medical research and earning continuing medical education credits in their area of expertise. Board certified fertility doctors have passed state examinations, both oral and written.
Find a Pittsburgh Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com maintains a database of reputable fertility doctors in the Pittsburgh area. Our Patient Care Coordinators have personally experienced infertility and know the process of finding a fertility doctor can be overwhelming. At no cost to you, they will match you to a Pittsburgh fertility doctor best suited for your needs. Contact our Patient Care Coordinators by calling 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or by filling out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form.
Your Consultation with a Fertility Doctor
To prepare for your fertility consultation, compile a list of questions you would like to ask your doctor regarding your diagnosis and treatment. Be sure to bring a complete medical history, so your doctor can speak to your specific fertility condition. For a list of ways to prepare for a consultation with your fertility doctor, check out Fertility Authority's Fertility Consultation Check-list.