When is it time to see a fertility specialist?

July 27, 2018

When you are trying to conceive, each month feels like a year. Taking a pregnancy test, only to see that the answer is negative, can be disappointing. But, you don’t have to go visit a doctor only after a couple of months. So, when is it the right time to see a fertility specialist? Keep reading to know more.

Healthy women under 35 You can wait for a year. Experts say that healthy young couples can take about a year to conceive. However, even after having regular intercourse without any birth control for 12-16 months, you are unable to get pregnant. You must then visit a fertility expert.

Women over 35 For women over the age of 35, you can wait for 6 months. At the age of 35, your chances of conception start decreasing. This is because your egg supply begins to dip. Also, if the women in your family have gone through an early menopause, mention it to your doctor,

Women above 40 By the time women hit 40, the quality and quantity of their eggs start to deplete. Therefore, the chances of conception also go down tremendously. But that’s not all, miscarriage also becomes common by the age of 40. So, you will have to go talk to a fertility specialist right away. For the best diagnosis and consultation, visit your nearest Apollo Fertility. Our specialists will help you out with the right treatment.

Women with low BMI Weight plays a major role in pregnancy. If you are underweight or overweight, it can cause hormonal imbalance and hinder your reproductive functions. Therefore, check your ‘Body Mass Index’ today. If it is either under 18 or over 30, you might be at a risk for infertility or might even experience a complicated pregnancy. Therefore, instead of neglecting it, talk to your doctor today. Maintaining an ideal weight is exceptionally important for a healthy pregnancy.

Thyroid Condition Your thyroid is connected to your hormones. Therefore, if you are suffering from any sort of thyroid condition and are trying to get pregnant, visit a fertility doctor right away. An abnormal thyroid function can not only impact your chances of conception, but it can also cause complications during your pregnancy. However, if your thyroid is already under control or you are taking the necessary medication, it might not be a problem.

Having symptoms You must visit a doctor if you are experiencing irregular periods, pelvic pain, no period, bleeding between a period or heavy bleeding. These symptoms can be an indication of infertility, but, they can be treated.

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