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I’m trying to get pregnant but haven’t so far. How long should I wait before I see a fertility specialist?
Infertility is generally defined as not conceiving after one year of unprotected intercourse. If you have been trying for a year or more, you and your partner may benefit from an evaluation.
Some couples should seek help earlier. Woman over age 35 are advised to have an evaluation after six months of trying to conceive. Men and women who have the following symptoms should also seek evaluation earlier:
- Women with irregular periods and/or pelvic pain
- Men with a history of urologic problems
- Couples who are stressed from their inability to conceive
All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse
July 18, 2011 at 2:29pm
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