If you and your partner aren’t able to get pregnant because of infertility, help is within reach at the office of OB/GYN specialist Nicolai Foong, M.D., in Alhambra and Arcadia, California. Dr. Foong and his skilled team can find the root cause of infertility and offer treatments that increase your chance of getting pregnant. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Infertility is a struggle that affects about 10-15% of couples in the United States. It occurs when you’re unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. Infertility can result because of issues with the woman, the man, or both. Dr. Fong offers basic primary infertility work-ups and ovulation induction in women, as well as other infertility treatments.
Infertility can happen to anyone, and the reason isn’t always understood. Risk factors for infertility in women include:
Dr. Foong gets to the root cause of infertility and offers treatments that significantly improve your chance of getting pregnant.
During appointments at the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D., your provider weighs you and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.
Dr. Foong reviews your medical history, medication regimen, lifestyle, and pregnancy history. He completes a physical examination, including a pelvic exam, to look for possible causes of infertility.
Your doctor may recommend you undergo a blood test, ovulation testing, ultrasound, or other diagnostic procedures to detect hormone imbalances and gynecological problems.
Based on the cause of infertility and your overall health, Dr. Foong might suggest one of the following infertility treatments:
Healthy lifestyle changes that increase your chance of getting pregnant include not smoking, avoiding alcohol and drugs, limiting caffeine, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight.
With infertility medications, Dr. Foong can help stimulate ovulation to increase your chance of becoming pregnant.
Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a procedure where Dr. Foong places healthy sperm directly into your uterus when your ovary releases an egg.
IVF is a common type of infertility treatment where your doctor retrieves eggs, fertilizes them with sperm in a lab, and implants the fertilized embryos in your uterus.
If you experience endometrial polyps, fibroids, pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, or intrauterine scar tissue, Dr. Foong offers minimally invasive surgery to remove or repair targeted tissues and improve fertility.
Don’t struggle with infertility when simple treatments can help you become pregnant. Call the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D., or book an appointment online today.