Could Fertility Treatments Help Me?
By J. Gabriel Guajardo, M.D.
September 28, 2017
Category: OBGYN

If are experiencing difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control fertility treatmentsand Prevention (CDC), approximately 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 struggle with infertility. But infertility is not just a woman's problem. According to the CDC, 35% of infertility cases result from both female and male reproductive issues, and 8% of cases can be attributed solely to male reproductive problems. Dr. Gabriel Guajardo, a gynecologist in Brownsville, TX, provides diagnosis and fertility treatments for couples having difficulty conceiving.

Fertility Treatments in Brownsville, TX

Infertility is generally described as the inability to conceive after a year of trying. Multiple miscarriages may also be a sign of a reproductive issue. There are many different factors involved in the process of conception, and one or several issues with one or both partners can affect fertility in both men and women. The most common causes of infertility include:

  • Problems with sperm production and/or delivery
  • Side effects of cancer treatments (male and female)
  • Problems with ovulation
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic scarring
  • Damage or blockage of the fallopian tubes
  • Fibroids
  • Hormonal imbalances and disorders
  • Age
  • Lifestyle factors like drug, tobacco, and alcohol use
  • Genetic issues
  • Secondary health problems like obesity and diabetes

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is the first step in finding the right fertility treatments for your situation. There are a number of options available for men and women with fertility problems. While there are no guarantees, more people are finding success with fertility treatments like IVF than ever before. Other fertility treatments include:

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Fertility drugs
  • Surgery
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Donor eggs or embryos

Find a Fertility Specialist in Brownsville, TX

If you are having difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, contact our office to learn more about our fertility treatments. Call (956) 350-4821 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guajardo today.