Trouble Getting Pregnant? RMA of Florida can Help

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Are you having trouble getting pregnant?

If so, know you are not alone and there is help available.  With nearly seven million men and women in the U.S. impacted by infertility, the experience is much more common than you think.

The other piece of reassuring news? Many of those experiencing infertility ultimately overcome it.

At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Florida, located in Lake Mary, Florida, we help couples struggling with infertility start their families.

So, if you’re younger than 35 years old and have been trying unsuccessfully for one year or more, or you’re 35 years or older and have been trying unsuccessfully for six months, it may be time to see a fertility specialist.

With RMA of Florida’s Dr. George Patounakis and his caring clinical team, you will receive personalized, compassionate and effective care. Here’s what you can expect from preliminary testing that will help Dr. Patounakis determine the best treatment path for you:

Comprehensive Infertility Testing

At RMA of Florida, we perform comprehensive infertility testing for both men and women. This work-up, from start to finish, usually takes 30 days or less. Testing is vital to determine the reason for the infertility. Certain hormones, such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), and estrogen (estradiol), can provide important information about a woman’s egg reserve. For men, a semen analysis can provide a critical understanding of sperm count, motility and morphology.

Female infertility testing may include:

• Checking your AMH, FSH and estradiol levels. These hormone levels will help to determine your ovarian reserve (the number of eggs that you have remaining) and are performed with a blood test.

• Dr. Patounakis will also perform a transvaginal ultrasound to take a look at your uterus, ovaries and the number of follicles inside your ovaries.  Transvaginal ultrasound can also be used to identify the presence of uterine growths, problems related to the uterine lining, and ovarian cysts.

• A hysterosalpingogram (HSG), which is a type of X-ray test where dye is injected through your cervix into the uterine cavity to reveal blockages in the fallopian tubes or other uterine abnormalities.

Male infertility testing may include:

• Semen analysis to test for sperm count, shape and movement.

• All of these factors can affect the ability of sperm to travel and fertilize an egg. Sometimes, low or nonexistent sperm counts in the ejaculate can be overcome with surgery that takes sperm directly from the testes.

If you or your partner are struggling with infertility, testing will help you understand your options. To make an appointment with RMA of Florida, call 407-804-9670.