More than 6 million women of childbearing age in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Not being able to have a child can affect your emotional health and put a strain on your relationship. Women’s health expert, John Paciuc, MD, with an office located in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, specializes in infertility and can identify the underlying cause of your difficulties and develop a treatment plan to improve your chances of successful conception. To discuss any infertility issues with Dr. Paciuc, call the Upper East Side office for an appointment.
Infertility is medically defined as the inability 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’re able to get pregnant, but your pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Infertility is common, but there are many effective treatment options to help improve your likelihood of conception.
For women, the most common cause of infertility relates to issues with ovulation. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility and affects ovulation due to hormonal changes. Women with PCOS may have fewer than nine periods a year.
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), which is a condition in which your ovaries don’t work as they should, is also a common cause of infertility in women younger than 40.
Although not as common as irregular ovulation, your infertility may also be due to a structural issue related to your reproductive organs, such as endometrial tissue scarring on your fallopian tubes or a uterine fibroid.
Of course, your inability to conceive may also stem from issues with your partner’s fertility.
Dr. Paciuc conducts comprehensive, unhurried exams when you come to his spa-like, boutique office for an infertility consultation. During your exam, he reviews your medical and gynecological history and conducts a pelvic and physical exam. He may also request diagnostic tests, such as a blood test or an ultrasound, to confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your infertility.
Treatment for your infertility may depend on the underlying cause. Dr. Paciuc develops personalized treatment plans for each of his clients to ensure they get the most effective and individualized care possible. If irregular ovulation is the underlying cause of your infertility, Dr. Paciuc may prescribe medication that improves ovulation. For a structural anomaly related to your reproductive organs, he may suggest a surgical procedure.
Artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization may also be discussed.
Dr. Paciuc wants nothing more than to help you bring a baby into the world. For a comprehensive infertility examination from a compassionate physician, call John Paciuc, MD, today, to request an appointment.