Infertility Specialists – Dr Alex Polyakov
If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year and have not yet succeeded, it may be time that we look into the cause and make things easier going forward. Dr Polyakov can assist you in everything from fertility testing to treatment options.
Fertility is the capability of women to achieve pregnancy. Women aged below 35 years who fail to conceive after 12-months of contraceptive-free intercourse are considered as infertile. For women aged above 35 years, it is recommended that you visit us after 6-months of trying.
A broader view of infertility includes not being able to carry a pregnancy to term and have a baby. If you have experienced unexplained or recurrent miscarriages, we also recommend further investigations to try to ascertain possible causes.
Pregnancy is the result of a chain of events. Women's fertility often depends on her body's ability to release an egg from one of her ovaries (ovulation). The egg must travel through a Fallopian tube toward her uterus (womb). A man’s sperm must join with (fertilise) the egg along the way. The fertilised egg must then become attached to the inside of the uterus (implantation).
While this may seem simple, many things can happen to prevent pregnancy from occurring. Maintaining a pregnancy to term can also present challenges. Visit Dr Alex Polyakov East Melbourne fertility clinic for a comprehensive range of fertility investigations and treatments.
Infertility problems and treatments
Some fertility problems are more easily treated but infertility treatment depends on various things:
- What causing the Infertility
- You and your partners age
- How long you have been infertile
- Personal preference
Fertility is a teamwork
It is a myth that infertility is always a woman's problem. About one-third of infertility cases are due to problems with the man (male factors) and one-third are due to problems with the woman (female factors). Other cases are due to a combination of male and female infertility factors or to unknown causes.
Infertility in Men
Infertility in men is often caused by problems with making sperm or getting the sperm to reach the egg. Problems with sperm may exist from birth due to genetic conditions or develop later in life due to illness or injury. Some men produce no sperm or produce too few sperm.
Lifestyle can also influence the number and quality of a man's sperm. For example, alcohol and drugs can temporarily reduce sperm quality. Environmental toxins, including pesticides and lead, may cause some cases of infertility in men. There are, however, effective male infertility treatments available.
Read here to know more about Male Infertility, including a comprehensive overview of causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnosis and risk factors.
Read here to know more about Male Infertility – Comprehensive overview covers causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnosis and risk factors.