Women's Healthcare Of Garden City
John Gomes, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY
Determining the cause of your infertility issues is the first step in achieving the family of your dreams. At Women’s Healthcare of Garden City, John Gomes, MD, specializes in diagnostic testing services that can identify endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and hormone imbalances that play a role in your infertility. Dr. Gomes also provides individual treatment plans to increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy. To schedule a diagnostic consultation for infertility, call the office in Garden City, New York, at 516-222-8883.
Infertility Q & A
What causes infertility?
Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after a year of having unprotected sex. If you’re over 35, or younger in some cases, you may need treatment for infertility.
In about one-third of infertility cases, the underlying issue is with the female partner. Female infertility can be the result of dysfunction in any of a woman’s reproductive organs. Some of the common causes of infertility include:
- Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
- Ovulation disorders
- Fallopian tube blockage
- Abnormalities of the uterus or cervix
You may also develop infertility issues if you undergo cancer treatments or if you experience premature ovarian failure (early menopause).
In men, infertility can be the result of abnormal sperm production, low sperm count, and testicle injuries. Male infertility makes up another one-third of cases. For the remaining one-third of infertile couples, the underlying cause of infertility isn’t identifiable.
When should I schedule an evaluation for infertility?
If you’re not able to conceive a pregnancy after a year of trying or if you aren’t able to carry a pregnancy to term, you should schedule a consultation at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City.
Dr. Gomes offers on-site testing services to identify what’s affecting your fertility. He may request blood work to check your hormone levels, as well as a pelvic exam and ultrasound imaging to identify fibroids and other abnormalities that can interfere with conception.
How is infertility treated?
Your treatment plan for infertility depends on its underlying cause. In some cases, you may need a referral to other specialists.
Dr. Gomes tailors a treatment plan to your needs and may recommend ovulation-stimulating medications to treat ovulation disorders. He can also provide supportive care to help patients cope with the frustrations of infertility.
Call Women’s Healthcare of Garden City today at 516-222-8883 to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for infertility.
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