Optimum Women's Care, PLLC
Nancy Aguilar Magsino, MD
Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology & Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Katy, TX
When you’re struggling with infertility, finding a trusted physician to help you find the cause and solution is of utmost importance. Nancy Magsino, MD, at Optimum Women's Care, PLLC, offers infertility counseling and treatment to her patients in Katy, Texas and the surrounding Houston area. She provides comprehensive assessments of both partners and compassionate care as you face the challenges of trying to conceive. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant with no success, call the office and set up an appointment or book online to work toward a solution to your fertility challenges.
Infertility Q & A
When is infertility diagnosed?
About 10-15% of couples in the United States are diagnosed with infertility. Clinically, infertility means you’ve actively tried to get pregnant for 12 months with no success. If a woman is 35 or older, six months of trying without conception is considered infertility.
If you’ve had repetitive miscarriages, this too can warrant a diagnosis of infertility.
What are the causes of infertility?
Infertility is not always the woman’s fault. It could equally be caused by issues with the man or due to a combination of male and female factors. In many cases, the cause for infertility can’t be determined.
The main causes of male infertility include:
- Abnormal sperm production or function
- Trouble delivering sperm
- Exposure to negative environmental factors or lifestyle habits such as steroid or alcohol use
- Damage related to cancer and its treatment
Women’s primary causes of infertility include:
- Irregularities with ovulation
- Fallopian tube blockage or damage
- Early menopause
- Abnormalities in the uterus or cervix
- Scar tissue in the reproductive organs
- Cancer or cancer treatment
Rest assured, however, that Dr. Magsino works hard to diagnose the cause of infertility in your case and that even in cases of an undetermined cause of infertility, a woman can go on to have a healthy pregnancy.
How is infertility evaluated?
You’ll undergo a number of screening tests once infertility is diagnosed. Blood tests can identify hormonal issues or infection. Pelvic ultrasounds look for organ abnormalities and check ovulation. Dr. Magsino also performs a comprehensive health exam that includes a pelvic exam and discussion of lifestyle habits to also inform her treatment plan.
A woman’s partner may also be evaluated for sperm quality and quantity.
What steps address female infertility?
One of the first steps in infertility treatment is optimization of your lifestyle. Dr. Magsino will help you develop a good nutrition plan that boosts fertility and will recommend achieving a healthy weight. She can help you with fertility tracking to ensure you’re having intercourse on the days that offer the best chance of conception.
Depending on the cause of infertility, you may be prescribed oral hormones or other medications to stimulate ovulation. When ovulation irregularities are suspected, this is usually the treatment of choice.
If it’s determined that you have a growth, scar tissue, or endometriosis that’s preventing conception, you may undergo minimally invasive surgery. The surgery uses small incisions and tiny instruments to resolve your problem while keeping your reproductive organs intact.
If you don’t respond to these treatments or they aren’t appropriate for your condition, the doctor may discuss more advanced procedures such as intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization.
Infertility can be a difficult diagnosis and devastating when all you want to do is add to your family. At Optimum Women's Care, PLLC, you get the care and support you need at this time. Call today or book online for a consultation.