The medical conditions we treat include:
Infertility is typically defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. if you are 35 years or older, you should begin the infertility evaluation after about six months of unprotected intercourse rather than a year, so as not to delay potentially needed treatment.
A condition where endometrial-like tissue (the tissue that lines the uterus) develops outside of the uterine cavity in abnormal locations, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity. This tissue can grow with hormonal stimulation and cause pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. It may also be associated with infertility.
PCOS describes a common hormonal disorder that causes the ovaries to produce excessive amounts of androgens. Symptoms of PCOS include hirsutism; acne; irregular, absent, or heavy menstrual periods; lack of ovulation; and infertility. More than 50% of PCOS patients also are overweight or obese, but that is not part of the definition.
This is a condition when a woman has 2 or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages) before the pregnancies reach 20 weeks.
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth, common with PCOS)
Hirsutism is the excessive growth of facial or body hair on women. Hirsutism can be seen as coarse, dark hair that may appear on the face, chest, lower abdomen, back, upper arms, or upper legs.
Uterine fibroids (including outpatient surgical removal)
Benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the uterine muscle wall that can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and interfere with pregnancy.
Hyperprolactinemia or Prolactin Excess
A condition of too much prolactin in the blood of women who are not pregnant. In women who aren’t pregnant, prolactin helps regulate the menstrual cycle. In men, prolactin affects sperm production.
Abnormal uterine bleeding occurs when either the frequency is less than 21 or greater than 35 days, or when the quantity is less than 2 or greater than 7 days of uterine bleeding. Abnomal uterine bleeding also includes excessive bleeding or spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods. Abnormal uterine bleeding may be caused by a variety of factors. The two most common causes are structural abnormalities of the reproductive system and ovulation disorders.