Have you and your partner been experiencing difficulty getting pregnant for a year or more? Your Ocala, Florida OB/GYN and women’s health providers at M. DelCharco Jr., MD, LLC can provide quality infertility assessment and treatment to help improve your chances of conceiving.
In medical terms, infertility is a condition in which a woman is unable to get pregnant after a year or more of unprotected sex. If you are a woman who is not having regular menstrual periods or is older than 35 and unsuccessfully conceived after 6 months of trying, you should schedule an appointment with your women’s health care provider.
Infertility, or an inability to get pregnant, is caused by some interference in the typical conception process happening in either the woman or the man. In typical conception, a woman’s body ovulates, releasing an egg from her ovaries. Fertilization happens when a man’s sperm reaches the egg and joins with it. This fertilized egg travels through a fallopian tube toward the uterus where it must attach to the inside of the uterus in a process called implantation.
A problem in any of the above steps may lead to infertility. In women, an issue with ovarian (no or irregular ovulation), fallopian tube (blocked, open or swollen tubes), or uterine functioning (presence of fibroids or abnormalities) may interfere with conception.
Certain factors may also increase a woman’s risk of infertility, such as aging (waiting until age 30 or 40), smoking, excess alcohol use, extreme weight gain or loss, and excessive physical or emotional stress that leads to amenorrhea (absent periods).
When a woman or a couple comes in for concerns about infertility, your health care provider will obtain a comprehensive medical and family history as well as conducting physical examinations. Blood and imaging tests are done to evaluate the problem.
Treatment for infertility depends on the determined cause. Your doctor may recommend education and counseling, medications to treat certain medical conditions, medications that help the ovaries with egg production, and fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) with a specialist.
For your convenience, we accept most insurances. If your insurance company is not listed please call our office and we will be able to check your specific coverage. Also, if you are seeking a new Insurance policy for next year and need to verify if Dr. DelCharco, Jr. participates in the plan you may be interested in, verify that “Florida Woman Care” is part of the participating list because Dr. DelCharco, Jr. participates under this group name. Our Weight loss and 4D Ultrasound procedures and treatments are typically NOT covered by most Insurances. Please call our office for more information about alternative payment options and financing available.
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