Infertility Evaluation Specialist

Genesys Women OBGYN

Dama A. Ziworitin, MD

OBGYN located in Sugar Land, TX

Infertility, or difficulty getting or staying pregnant, affects about 15% of couples. If you struggle to get pregnant and want to be a parent, Dama A. Ziworitin, MD, and her experienced team at Genesys Women OBGYN in Sugar Land, Texas, can help. They offer infertility evaluations to find the cause of infertility and increase your chance of a healthy pregnancy. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

Infertility Evaluation Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of trying, or the inability to carry a fetus to term. One-third of the time, infertility results from female problems, and in another third of infertility cases, the cause is traced to the man. 

Other times the cause of infertility is unknown or results from both male and female problems. An infertility evaluation helps Dr. Ziworitin diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.

What are the risk factors for female infertility?

While the cause of infertility isn’t always clear, factors that increase the risk of infertility in women include:

  • Endometriosis, fibroids, or polyps
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Fallopian tube damage
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Early menopause
  • Obesity or being underweight
  • Cancer
  • Older age
  • Tobacco or alcohol use 
  • Too little physical activity or excessive exercise

Healthy habits that increase your risk of becoming or staying pregnant include not smoking or drinking alcohol, getting moderate exercise, limiting caffeine, getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy body weight.

How is infertility diagnosed?

To find the cause of infertility, Dr. Ziworitin and her team review your lifestyle habits and medical history. She completes a pelvic exam and Pap test – and might recommend ovulation testing, pelvic ultrasound, laparoscopy, or other fertility tests to diagnose your condition.

What is the treatment for infertility?

After an infertility evaluation Dr. Ziworitin discusses your treatment options, which might include:

Fertility medications

Taking certain fertility medications can jump-start ovulation if you suffer from an ovulation disorder.

Intrauterine insemination 

During intrauterine insemination, Dr. Ziworitin injects healthy sperm into your uterus when you’re ovulating to increase your chance of becoming pregnant.

Treating the underlying cause

If the cause of infertility is polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, other gynecological conditions, Dr. Ziworitin might recommend laparoscopy or another minimally invasive procedure.

Specialist referrals

If you require advanced infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) to fertilize eggs outside of the uterus, Dr. Ziworitin can refer you to a qualified fertility specialist in your area.

Don’t give up on becoming pregnant if you struggle with infertility. Schedule an infertility evaluation with Genesys Women OBGYN over the phone or online today.