Chetanna Okasi, MD
OB/GYN located in Columbia, MD & Greenbelt, MD
Struggling to get pregnant is an indication of infertility, which can be the result of age, various conditions, or no identifiable cause. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for over a year without success, Chetanna Okasi, MD, can evaluate your reproductive health and recommend treatment at Women’s Wellness MD in Columbia, Maryland. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone to learn more about treatment options for infertility today.
Infertility Q & A
Infertility happens when you can’t get pregnant despite one year or longer of having unprotected sex. Generally, your fertility declines as you age, and you’re no longer to get pregnant once you reach menopause. For many women, however, known or unknown conditions can cause infertility during peak childbearing years.
Until you consult with a physician, you might not know whether the cause of infertility is on your part or your partner’s. If you’re struggling to get pregnant despite your attempts, Dr. Okasi can evaluate you to explore possible underlying causes. She can also give you options for treatments that may increase your fertility.
Which conditions cause infertility?
Women’s infertility can be linked to a variety of underlying health conditions or physical barriers in your reproductive system. In some cases, there is no apparent cause of infertility. A variety of tests, including pelvic exams, ultrasounds, and blood tests, can help identify possible causes of infertility.
You might struggle to get pregnant because of:
- Nutrient deficiency
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Uterine fibroids
- Fallopian tube damage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Congenital conditions of the uterus
Dr. Okasi may be able to treat specific conditions causing infertility, thus increasing your chances of getting pregnant when you attempt.
In many cases, infertility is linked to a lack of ovulation. Ovulation happens when your ovaries release an egg approximately once a month. Various conditions can prevent ovulation. If you go months without a period, you may have some disorder preventing ovulation and should make an appointment at Women’s Wellness MD.
Is infertility treatable?
There are multiple options for treatment to increase fertility in women. Some of them address specific underlying conditions, while others induce ovulation. Dr. Okasi informs you of how a specific treatment works to improve or preserve your fertility.
Her recommendations might include:
- Medications to stimulate ovulation
- Laparoscopic surgery to remove blockages
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
While there’s no guarantee fertility treatments will result in pregnancy, Dr. Okasi makes personalized recommendations to give you the best possible chance of getting pregnant when you want to.
Call Women’s Wellness MD or schedule an appointment online to explore causes and treatments for infertility today.
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