Infertility Specialist

Damon Cobb Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Poway, CA

While infertility affects only a small percentage of women in the United States, if you’re one of them, it can be an emotionally devastating experience. At Damon Cobb OB/GYN in Poway, California, the caring team of gynecologists provides exceptional medical support for common infertility issues. While they offer state-of-the-art technology and treatments, the doctors take a more conservative, holistic approach to help you overcome infertility problems and increase your chances of conceiving. Call today to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.

Infertility Q & A

What is considered as infertility?

Infertility becomes a concern after one full year of having frequent, unprotected sex that doesn’t result in a pregnancy. Additionally, if you’re over 35 years old, you may be considered to have a fertility problem after just six months of trying to get pregnant. This is because as you get older, your ability to become pregnant steadily declines.

What causes infertility in women?

A number of conditions can affect your ability to become pregnant. If you experience irregular periods, it can provide an important clue as to some of this difficulty. Irregular periods can signal a problem with ovulation — releasing an egg from your ovaries so it can potentially become fertilized.

Other common causes of infertility in women include:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance problem
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), when your ovaries stop working properly at an early age
  • Uterine or cervical abnormalities, like polyps or uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic adhesions, or scar tissue
  • A history of frequent pelvic infections
  • Endometriosis, abnormal growth of uterine tissue
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage

Additionally, a woman’s fertility declines with age and pre-existing health conditions may also affect your ability to conceive and carry a baby full term.

When should I see a doctor for infertility?

After you’ve attempted to conceive a child for six months to a year without success, depending on your age, or if you have existing health or gynecological problems, it’s a good idea to schedule a comprehensive exam with the team at Damon Cobb OB/GYN. Your gynecologist takes a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of your fertility problems.

Also, if you’re over 35 years old, have a history of irregular periods, or have had more than one miscarriage, it’s time to seek the help of a professional.

What treatments are available for infertility?

Your treatment depends on the underlying cause of your infertility. It’s also important to note that if you don’t have any obvious or significant risk factors for being unable to conceive, it could be a sign of a problem for your male partner.

Your physician at Damon Cobb OB/GYN takes a holistic approach to your treatment, considering underlying health conditions, contributing factors, and the duration of your fertility problems. Medications, surgeries, or intrauterine insemination may be helpful methods of helping you conceive a baby.

For a compassionate, individualized approach to infertility treatment, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.