If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for one year, or if you’re over 35 years old and have been trying for six months, a fertility specialist – a Reproductive Endocrinologist – is uniquely trained to identify why you’re having trouble and provide treatment options. We’ve collected a helpful list of doctors so you can find a Reproductive Endocrinologist near you.
Women who are trying to conceive are encouraged to consider a Reproductive Endocrinologist if any of the following is applicable:
Men struggling with infertility are encouraged to consider a Reproductive Endocrinologist if any of the following is applicable:
Your first visit with your Reproductive Endocrinologist will likely be a combination of discussion and examination.
The visit will probably begin with a discussion about:
Your Reproductive Endocrinologist will then examine you, and may have recommendations for your partner. These exams may consist of:
After this initial visit, you’ll receive a date for a follow-up appointment, during which your doctor will review test results with you. At that point, you may either move forward with more testing or your healthcare professional may recommend a fertility treatment plan.
After reviewing results from this initial visit, your Reproductive Endocrinologist may want to proceed with future testing, which could include any of the following:33
Your fertility specialist will discuss what best suits your unique circumstances.
Ideally, start tracking your ovulation through fertility awareness or a fertility monitor. This will provide your reproductive specialists with valuable information about your ovulation. Usually one of the first questions regarding female fertility is whether you’re ovulating or not.
The sooner you take action, the sooner your fertility problem may be diagnosed and treated.