Infertility Specialist

The doctors at Women's Health Group are experts at helping women who are suffering from infertility. With over 30 years of experience helping patients in the Chicago, IL area, they have successfully assisted many women in conceiving children.

Infertility

Women's Health Group

What Are the Symptoms of Infertility?

The biggest sign of infertility is the inability to conceive a child after the first six months of trying. Usually, after 12 months of trying, 90 percent of couples can get pregnant. If a person still cannot get pregnant after this long, there is usually some kind of internal issue that could require medical attention.

There are no other blatant symptoms to help identify that a person is infertile. In women, some may have irregular menstrual cycles or skip periods. Women who are over 40, had a miscarriage, had cancer treatment, or have endometriosis might also have a higher risk of infertility.

What Causes Infertility?

Infertility in women can be caused by a number of factors. Some of the most common issues include ovulation disorders, abnormalities in the uterus or cervix, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency, or pelvic adhesions.

Additional issues that can contribute to the inability to conceive are issues with the thyroid, cancer and cancer treatments, celiac disease, Cushing's disease, kidney disease, sickle cell disease, or diabetes. Certain medications can also affect fertility levels, but this problem is usually solved once the medications are stopped.

How Is Infertility Treated?

Depending on the cause, women may need one or multiple therapies to restore the ability to conceive. One of the most popular treatments for women is fertility drugs. These work to regulate or induce ovulation, depending on what the issue is.

Another popular way to fix infertility is intrauterine insemination. In this procedure, healthy sperm is taken from the male and then released inside the female's uterus when the ovaries release eggs for fertilization.

Lastly, some infertility problems require surgery to fix. Problems such as endometrial polyps, intrauterine scar tissue, or a uterine septum can all be successfully corrected with surgery.

 

Accepted Insurance Providers

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Administrative Concepts
Aetna
Allied Benefit Systems
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health
GEHA
Great West Health Care
Healthlink
Humana
Independence Blue Cross
Land of Lincoln Health
Meritain Health
PHCS
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Location
Women's Health Group
5311 South Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 773-586-0076
Fax: 773-586-0052
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773-586-0076