Do I Need a Fertility Specialist?
Dr. Ketan S. Patel is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has helped many couples and individuals in Scottsdale and Gilbert, AZ, become pregnant after facing frustrating months dealing with infertility. At Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health, our goal is to tailor each treatment to the needs of patients, helping them understand the causes of their infertility and what can be done. We employ the use of advanced technology and we have unparalleled pregnancy and live birth success rates.
The decision to visit a fertility clinic can be daunting, but it shouldn’t be. You are not alone with what you’re facing. Many people trying to get pregnant wonder when to see a fertility specialist and if it is necessary. Let’s go over that below, and then patients can use our interactive, online tool to order comprehensive fertility testing and find out if and when they need to see a fertility specialist.
How Common Is Infertility?
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, roughly 9 percent of men and 11 percent of women have experienced fertility problems when trying to conceive. We find that around one in eight couples struggle with some form of infertility.
The bottom line is that these issues are more common than you may think, and there are a lot of treatments out there for men and women who have trouble starting a family or adding to their family.
Signs That You Should See a Fertility Specialist
Below are a few general signs that seeing a fertility specialist would be helpful:
- You’ve experienced pregnancy loss multiple times
- You’ve been trying to get pregnant for months without success
- You have irregular periods, infrequent periods, or heavy flow
- You have difficulty ejaculating or maintaining an erection
- You experienced an injury or medical condition affecting your reproductive organs
Take Our Interactive Test for Male and Female Infertility
One great way to figure out if a fertility specialist is right for you is to use our (F.A.S.T.) Fertility Testing tool.
F.A.S.T. Fertility Testing is an interactive tool that makes it easy for all patients to quickly, easily, and affordably order fertility testing. It takes your age, sexual orientation, and medical history into account.
The F.A.S.T. Fertility Testing tool is covered by most insurance plans, and enables patients to undergo testing to check ovarian reserve, the health of the uterus and fallopian tubes, and the semen. For people who feel hesitant about visiting a fertility clinic for the first time, this is a friendly, no-pressure way to find out if any fertility issues are present. After all fertility tests are complete and result are in, patients have the option of scheduling a consultation at our practice to learn more about their options.
Our Fertility Doctors Are Here to Help You
When you’re ready to learn more about your fertility, Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health will be here for you. We will be sure to answer all of your questions and address your concerns when it comes to fertility treatments and various challenges you face becoming pregnant.
Contact Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health
Dr. Patel is the former Medical Director of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, and he has been awarded a Top Doc in Arizona for 15 consecutive years. For more information about treating infertility and how Dr. Patel can help you at our Scottsdale or Gilbert offices, be sure to contact our skilled team of fertility specialists. You can reach us at (480) 504-0097.