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Infertility

Progressive Care For Women -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Progressive Care For Women

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Downtown Chicago, IL

More than 6 million women of childbearing age in the United States suffer from infertility. While you may be experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. The experienced team at Progressive Care for Women in downtown Chicago can evaluate your infertility issues and provide first-line infertility treatment. To schedule an appointment, call today or book online.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is medically defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying, or six months of trying if you’re 35 or older. You may also be considered infertile if you can get pregnant, but your pregnancies have been ending in miscarriage.

Infertility is a common problem, but it can cause emotional stress. The team at Progressive Women’s Care can help you understand what may be causing your difficulties and provide treatments to improve your chances of conception.

What are the common causes of infertility in women?

For women, infertility is most often caused by a problem with ovulation. If your periods are irregular or you go a month or two without menstruating, then you likely have an ovulation problem.

Common gynecological conditions that affect ovulation include:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency

You may also experience infertility due to a blocked fallopian tube caused by endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, or from a structural issue with your uterus. Fibroids can also affect conception.

What can I expect during an infertility evaluation?

Your specialist at Progressive Women’s Care provides comprehensive evaluations when you come in with concerns regarding infertility. During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your medical and family history, as well as your menstrual cycle. Your specialist also conducts a physical and pelvic exam and may recommend additional blood work to assess hormone levels.

What are first-line infertility treatments?

The team at Progressive Women’s Care provide first-line treatments for infertility. This type of treatment may include medication to help improve or regulate ovulation, such as clomiphene citrate or follicle-stimulating hormone.

If your fallopian tubes are blocked or you have fibroids, your specialist may be able to perform a procedure to improve your reproductive health and ability to conceive.

The specialists at Progressive Women’s Care also offer artificial insemination. During this procedure, your specialist injects specially prepared sperm into your uterus to help improve your chances of pregnancy.

Infertility is common, but there are treatments available that can help you conceive. To get answers to your questions, call Progressive Women’s Care today or book an appointment online.