Infertility Treatment

Dr Alex Polyakov is a fertility specialist in Melbourne who has built a reputation as a doctor who combines his experience as a surgeon, obstetrician and gynaecologist with his expertise in reproductive endocrinology. He specialises in women’s fertility and also provides male infertility treatment.

Infertility Specialists – Dr Alex Polyakov

If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year and have not yet succeeded, Dr Polyakov can assist you in everything from fertility testing and 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.

Infertility is usually defined as not being able to get pregnant despite trying for one year. A broader view of infertility includes not being able to carry a pregnancy to term and have a baby.

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.

While this may seem simple, many things can happen to prevent pregnancy from occurring. Visit Dr Alex Polyakov east Melbourne fertility clinic providing a comprehensive range of fertility investigations and treatment.

What is Infertility Treatment? Types, Benefits, Risks and More

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


Infertility Causes

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 factors or to unknown causes.

It is recommended that you seek medical advice if you are a woman aged below 35 years and fail to conceive after 12 months of contraceptive-free intercourse, or if you are aged 35 years and above, and fail to conceive after 6 months, to best improve your chances of conceiving.

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 or develop later in life due to illness or injury. Some men produce no sperm, or produce too few sperm. Lifestyle can influence the number and quality of a man’s sperm. 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 – Comprehensive overview covers causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnosis and risk factors.

Book an appointment with Dr. Polyakov today.