When you are ready to have a child, you do not want anything to stand in your way. Unfortunately, for some women, getting pregnant is harder than they initially realized. They may have a pelvis condition that they were aware of in the past, or one that they have recently become aware of that is hindering their ability to get pregnant. A fertility specialist can help you to possibly overcome your pelvic disorder and bring a child into this world. Here are a few frequently asked questions that you may have about pelvis disorders and treatments, along with the answers.
Visiting a Fertility Specialist for a Pelvic Disorder
Many women are affected by pelvic disorders. It is important to note that while some women know they have a pelvic disorder, not every woman knows that they do. Some women may not realize that they have a disorder until they visit a fertility specialist. In general, those under the age of 35 with no known health issues should visit a fertility specialist if they have tried unsuccessfully to conceive for 12 months. Those over the age of 35 or those with known issues that may hinder pregnancy should visit a fertility specialist if they have tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for six months.
How Are Pelvic Disorders Diagnosed?
There are many different ways that pelvic disorders are diagnosed. A doctor or fertility specialist may order blood work, ask about any pain or issues you are having and/or may do an ultrasound to check for potential problems. PCOS is often characterized by pain in the ovaries, inconsistent periods, and abnormal hormone levels. Doing blood work, an ultrasound, and talking with a patient can all be vital in diagnosing this specific problem.
Common Types of Pelvic Disorders
When it comes to pelvic disorders that may affect pregnancy, there are a few common disorders. Those disorders include:
Endometriosis affects the lining of the tissue of the uterus. This condition can cause the lining to become irritated and infected. In other cases, the tissue can grow outside of the uterus, which can affect the ability of someone to get pregnant. Those who suspect they may be suffering from this condition often have heavy cramping, heavy periods and a lot of clots during their menstrual cycle.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is caused by a hormonal imbalance. These imbalances cause cysts around the ovaries, as well as affecting the body’s ability to ovulate regularly. Those who suffer from PCOS often have irregular hair growth on their face, have pain in their ovaries, and have irregular periods.
Uterine fibroids are fibroids, or masses, that grow in the uterus. Fibroids can be painful. They can also interfere with a potential embryo implanting in the uterus if a sperm does meet the egg. Those with fibroids often have painful periods and periods that have multiple clots.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Recurrent pregnancy loss can be caused by many different issues, including hormonal imbalances and pelvic disorders. A doctor or fertility specialist can work with you to determine why you may be miscarrying.
Pelvic Disorders Treatment
Every pelvic disorder is slightly different. A great fertility specialist can work with you to determine the severity of your condition and the best way to treat it.
We provide personalized care in the field of reproductive medicine, specializing in fertility testing and treatments for our patients. Supporting our patients’ physical and emotional needs during this often difficult time is an important part. We always provide a high standard of compassionate care. We report our successful pregnancies achieved to the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) If you are struggling to conceive naturally, let Viera Fertility help you achieve your goal of becoming a parent.