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Is It Time to See a Syracuse Fertility Doctor?
If you have difficulty trying to have a baby, you may feel as if you are alone. Infertility can be an isolating experience, but there are many others going through the same situation. In fact, there are over 430,000 people with infertility in New York state.
You may be wondering when it is time to see a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend making an appointment with a fertility doctor if you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for one year. If you are over the age of 35, you should make an appointment with a fertility doctor after six months of trying to conceive.
Women who suffer from other conditions should also make an appointment with a fertility doctor. These include blocked fallopian tubes, polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent miscarriage, or severe endometriosis.
In Syracuse, there are four fertility doctors who are affiliated with fertility clinics there.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
Fertility doctors are officially referred to as reproductive endocrinologists. Reproductive endocrinologists, or fertility doctors, are specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the reproductive system, including infertility, menstrual disorders, hormone disorders, sexual dysfunction, or recurrent miscarriages.
First, fertility doctors complete a residency in obstetrics/gynecology. Following this, they undergo additional training with a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology for two to three years. Finally, fertility doctors who wish to be board certified must pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in Syracuse. 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 researching fertility doctors, it can be helpful to arrange consultations with the doctors you are considering. These meetings will give you the opportunity to ask the fertility doctor questions about their areas of expertise and specializations.
Make sure to bring a copy of your complete medical history with you to your meeting with the fertility doctor. This is helpful to the fertility doctor because he or she will be able to refer to any previous diagnostics or treatments you have had.