Infertility is often avoidable if you pay attention and closely track your monthly menstruation cycles and maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle. Uterine fibroids may cause infertility, but you can get medical treatments that work to ensure you have a healthy uterus for your pregnancy. When symptoms or menstrual irregularities first appear, seek the guidance and infertility treatment available through the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn. Call today for a consultation.
What Is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one full year of trying to get pregnant. In women over the age of 35, infertility may be diagnosed after six months of trying. To conceive, an egg must travel through a fallopian tube, and a fertilized egg must successfully attach to the uterine wall. If you have untreated issues with egg production, damages or changes to the shape of your uterus, or conditions such as endometriosis or fallopian tubes occlusion, you may become infertile.
Untreated, fibroids conditions are among the leading causes of infertility that often go undetected. Seek the advice of an top rated fibroids doctor at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center whenever you experience any of the symptoms associated with uterine fibroids, such as:
What Are Some Causes of Female Infertility?
There are many factors that impact your fertility. Age and overall health play a major role in determining whether or not your uterus is capable of sustaining a pregnancy. As you age, your egg count and quality declines, making it more difficult to become pregnant.
Ovulation disorders and endometriosis can also cause infertility. Genetic predisposition is common among women with a family of fibroids conditions. Fibroids also can disrupt a pregnancy and cause a miscarriage. Other factors that may cause infertility include:
- Being overweight or underweight can greatly impact your fertility. Being underweight alters the hormone production that impacts ovulation. Being overweight changes the way sex hormones are stored, impacting fertility.
- Alcohol and tobacco use. Heavy smokers and drinkers may have more difficulty getting When used to excess, these substances decrease sperm count in men and damage regular ovulation cycles in women.
- Ovulation disorders. When ovarian production of an egg is interrupted or stopped completely, you may become infertile. Polycystic ovary syndrome affects hormone production, making it more difficult to become pregnant.
- When fibroids alter the anatomy of your uterus, they can cause infertility. Large fibroids or clusters of multiple fibroids can also prevent an egg from properly attaching. Fibroid pain while having intercourse also interrupts intimacy, making it more difficult to get pregnant.
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What Are the Symptoms of Infertility?
The most obvious symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a period of time of trying to conceive. Other symptoms may be non-existent, as there are no obvious symptoms that point to infertility. Your ovulation health and period abnormalities are obvious signs that there’s an issue, so take your concerns to your NYC fibroids specialist to ensure you remain healthy and fertile.
Overall health plays a big role in your ability to conceive. Maintaining a healthy weight, diet and exercise routine help keep you fertile. Women trying to get pregnant pay attention to their menstrual cycle and contact a doctor if it starts to change in length or painfulness. Symptoms that are sometimes associated with infertility include:
- Painful periods. If your period has become more painful with severe menstrual cramps and discomfort, this may be a sign of a disruption or a condition within the uterus or ovaries. It may be a sign of infertility.
- Absence of periods. If your periods have stopped altogether, it may be a sign of pregnancy, but it may be a symptom of a condition associated with infertility instead.
- Multiple miscarriages. Many miscarriages may be a sign that your uterus isn’t capable of holding a fertilized egg.
- Hormonal changes. Excessive hair growth or loss, or changes in sexual function may be a sign of hormonal changes that signal the beginning of menopause.
What Are Treatment Options for Infertility?
Your doctor has many different treatment options for infertility, depending on your specific problem. You can make changes to your lifestyle — including gaining or losing weight, changing your diet and changing your exercise routine — that positively alter hormone production and improve your chances of getting pregnant.
The Downtown Vein & Vascular Center staff work in collaboration with infertility specialists to provide you with treatments that cater to your needs. If your infertility is due to fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) treatment is a common form of treatment for fibroids. Shrinking fibroids may be beneficial enough to improve your chances of having a successful pregnancy. Other treatment options for infertility impacted by uterine fibroids include:
- Fibroid removal. If fibroids have disrupted the uterus’ ability to hold a fertilized egg, removing them increases the chance of pregnancy. UFE benefits far outweigh the minor risks and time spent in recovery.
- Myomectomy. This is a surgical procedure designed to maintain your uterus so that you can conceive, unlike a hysterectomy that involves removing your uterus completely.
If you’re concerned about how your symptoms of fibroid tumors may be affecting your fertility, contact the fibroids specialist at Downtown Vein & Vascular Center. Dr. Sobolevsky works together with your infertility specialist to do everything in their power to ensure infertility is not part of your story.
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Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
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