Infertility

Infertility

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Dealing with infertility can be discouraging. After months of trying to conceive unsuccessfully, couples often begin to doubt they will ever have children — but help is available.

Dr. Amos E. Madanes, Director of Midwest Fertility Center, has helped countless couples overcome infertility to conceive happy, healthy babies.

To discuss your options with Dr. Madanes, call or schedule a consultation online.

Dealing with infertility can be discouraging. After months of trying to conceive unsuccessfully, couples often begin to doubt they will ever have children — but help is available.

Dr. Amos E. Madanes, Director of Midwest Fertility Center, has helped countless couples overcome infertility to conceive happy, healthy babies.

To discuss your options with Dr. Madanes, call or schedule a consultation online.

FAQs

Infertility Q & A
by Amos E. Madanes, MD

Am I infertile?

There are several signs of infertility, other than the inability to become pregnant.

Female infertility can be caused by a hormonal issue. Periods that are irregular, too heavy, too light, or painful most often suggest a problem with ovulation. Less commonly, women might sense a decrease in sex drive, sudden weight gain, hair loss, or hair growth in random places.

Additionally, women who have been exposed to sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia or gonorrhea may suffer tubal damage, which can cause infertility.

The symptoms of infertility are not as evident in men. Men with low libido, pain or swelling in the groin area, or problems getting or maintaining an erection should see a doctor right away.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you are infertile, but it’s important to see a qualified fertility doctor for a full evaluation.

What can I expect from my first visit to Midwest Fertility Center?

Women who have trouble getting pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy should consult with a fertility specialist like Dr. Madanes as early in the process as possible.

The first step to treating infertility is to determine the cause. During your first visit to the Midwest Fertility Center, Dr. Madanes will discuss:
 

  • Your sexual and health history, including previous surgeries or chronic conditions
  • Any medications you are using, including vitamins and supplements
  • Your lifestyle, including smoking, drinking, diet, and exercise
  • The female partner’s menstrual cycle

For men, the Dr. Madanes may order a semen analysis, to measure sperm count, shape, and movement. For women, a tubal evaluation may be needed, whereby an X-ray is used to view dye moving through the fallopian tubes. This test shows any blockages that may be preventing pregnancy. Dr. Madanes may also test your blood for the various reproductive hormones, including FSH or AMH, to assess your ovarian reserve and ovulatory functions.

How is infertility treated?

Dr. Madanes can treat infertility with one or more of the following:
 

  • Medication: often used to regulate female hormones and stimulate ovulation
  • Surgery: can address a wide variety of structural issues, including fibroids and endometriosis in women, and vasectomy reversals in men
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI): sperm is inserted directly into the uterus
  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART): a collective term for fertility treatments that combine eggs and sperm outside of the woman’s body (e.g., In vitro fertilization – IVF)

Infertility can be stressful and discouraging. Dr. Madanes and his team strive to help you realize your dream of parenthood. Schedule your appointment with the Midwest Fertility Center online or by calling the office.

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