Prognosis for female infertility
Post by on Monday, May 9, 2022
The outlook (Prognosis) for female infertility depends greatly on the individual and the underlying cause of infertility. In cases where medication can be used to treat an ovulatory condition, or a simple surgical procedure can be used to correct a structural abnormality, the outlook is generally positive. Talk to your doctor about your family history, risk factors and underlying medical issues to learn more about your prognosis. When should you consult a doctor?
If you are a woman in a heterosexual relationship with regular intercourse and menstrual cycles, you should see your doctor after 12 months of trying to conceive without using birth control (six months if you are over the age of 35). It’s also important to regularly visit doctor once you become sexually active.
Infertility can be incredibly stressful. If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months without success — or six months if you are over the age of 35 — reach out to your healthcare provider. Once you are diagnosed, your provider can help you develop a plan moving forward.
Dr Khalid Ur Rehman,
MD physician, Medical Officer J&K Health Services