Advanced Gynecology & Surgery
OB/GYNs located in Brooklyn, NY
Infertility affects almost 12% of women in the United States. If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, turn to women’s health experts Faina Akselrod, MD, FACOG, FACS, and Genia Bekker, MD, FACOG, FACS, at their Advanced Gynecology & Surgery practice in Brooklyn, which serves women from around New York City at the Sheepshead Bay office. The doctors offer both testing and treatment to improve your fertility. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Infertility Q & A
When should I see a doctor about infertility?
Not being able to get pregnant after several months of trying can leave you feeling frustrated and emotional. You should seek help from Dr. Akselrod or Dr. Bekker at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery if:
- You haven’t conceived after one year of trying
- You’re over age 35 and haven’t gotten pregnant after six months of trying
- Your menstrual cycle is irregular
- You or your partner have been diagnosed with a fertility problem
Your OB/GYN at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery conducts a fertility evaluation to determine what may be making it hard for you to become pregnant. This includes a thorough examination and a review of your medical and family history. Your partner’s health is also discussed, and testing for your partner may be recommended.
Irregular ovulation is the most common cause of infertility in women. You may also be experiencing difficulty if your fallopian tubes are blocked or scarred or you have a gynecological condition such as endometriosis or a fibroid.
What type of testing is available?
To identify the cause of your infertility, your OB/GYN at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery runs a number of tests.
Some of the most common include:
- Bloodwork to assess hormone levels
- Diagnostic tests to view your reproductive organs such as an ultrasound
To assess the health and structure of your uterus, your OB/GYN may conduct a hysterosalpingography, which is a special X-ray that uses a contrast material injected into your uterus to get a better picture of your reproductive organ.
Your OB/GYN may also have you track your basal body temperature (BBT), which is a temperature test you take first thing in the morning that helps determine peak ovulation.
How is infertility treated?
Once the cause of your infertility is identified, your OB/GYN develops an individualized treatment plan to increase your chances of conception.
Treatment may include:
- Intercourse during peak ovulation times
- Medication to stimulate ovulation
- Hormonal medications to improve balance
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) may also be recommended. In this procedure, healthy semen is placed directly into your uterus.
If your infertility has a physical cause, such as a blocked fallopian tube or a fibroid, surgery may be recommended to fix the problem.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) may also be an option if more conservative methods fail to help you conceive.
For expert and compassionate infertility testing and treatment, call Advanced Gynecology & Surgery or schedule an appointment online.
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