When Should I See a Fertility Specialist?by Joanne P. Health Enthusiast
The case of the couple having trouble getting pregnant is not a new one. Sure, you can look into your options now, but should you see a doctor right away? Perhaps if you got checked earlier, you might have known what to do sooner in case you discover issues in your ability to get pregnant.
Doctor appointments are not exactly free. That's why a lot of people tend to look into their own problems first before seeing a professional.
For instance, young couples who have recently gone off contraception might want to skip setting an appointment with that fertility doctor so soon and wait for a little over five to seven months before visiting a doctor.
You don't have to travel far since there's a fertility clinic in Davao. But the question still stands—when should you go to a professional?
When Menstrual Cycle Irregularities Happen
Women who miss the supposed first day of their cycle by only a few days are less likely to have problems as this is still considered normal. However, when the time the menstrual cycle begins and ends is different every time, it may indicate an underlying issue.
If a woman skips several weeks or months (and sometimes even years!) of her menstruation, it can indicate an issue with her ovulation. But it’s not as easy as self-diagnosing polycystic ovaries, though it may also be a possibility.
Women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have a hormonal imbalance, which is crucial for ovulation. This is because a balance of both male and female hormones are required for ovulation and women with PCOS don’t always have the right amount of hormones.
Other medical conditions including endometriosis, hyper- and hypothyroidism also contribute to hormonal imbalance.
Women who have irregular menstrual issues might want to take a trip to the doctor right away, especially if they’re struggling to conceive.
When Erectile Problems Occur
Men who consistently experience difficulty with getting their penis hard may experience erectile dysfunction. Diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, and obesity are some conditions that contribute to erectile dysfunction.
This can prompt men to have trouble with ejaculation, thus inhibiting fertilization.
When STD-related Issues Persist
Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea may damage the fallopian tubes. Residual buildup due to prior STD effects can form blockages on the fallopian tubes known as hydrosalpinges.
With one or both fallopian tubes blocked, no eggs from the ovary will be caught, making fertilization impossible.
Who else should get checked immediately?
People with pre-existing medical conditions that are known to affect fertility, who have experienced two or more miscarriages, and who have recently been diagnosed with cancer are just some examples of people who may need to see a fertility doctor immediately.
If you and your partner feel you need to go to learn more, you can check in with a fertility specialist. And if you’re in the Philippines, you can always take fertility counseling in Davao City to explore options for you and your partner.
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