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When to Call A Doctor

Speak with a physician after one year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. At this point, you may want to begin an infertility evaluation.

If you are over 35, consider consulting your physician after four to six months of trying to conceive. Pregnancy is less likely to occur without fertility treatment at this age.

If you are undergoing any fertility treatment, notify your infertility specialist about pelvic pain and abdominal swelling.

Prognosis

The chance of a successful pregnancy depends on the cause of infertility. More than half of couples who seek infertility treatments eventually become pregnant.

Additional Info

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
1209 Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35216-2809
Phone: 205-978-5000
Fax: 205-978-5005
http://www.asrm.org/

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-556-7172
Fax: 703-506-3266
http://www.resolve.org/

Date Last Reviewed: 10/30/2012

Date Last Modified: 10/30/2012

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