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Infertility Specialists

K & K OB-GYN & Cosmetics

OB-GYNs & Cosmetic Specialists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY

As leading ob-gyn specialists in Midtown East, Manhattan and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Kakossian and Dr. Khoury of K & K OB-GYN & Cosmetics help patients throughout the New York City metro region understand the causes of their infertility and get the best, most appropriate care to help them conceive.

Infertility Q & A

If I try to become pregnant but find that I can’t, does that mean I’m infertile?

Not necessarily; hormones and the ovulation cycle can be affected by many issues, including illness and stress. Infertility is defined as consistently trying to conceive for at least a year without success. If you’ve been trying to conceive for under a year and have not been successful, it’s still a good idea to have an evaluation to look for possible problems that could be interfering with your ability to conceive.

What are the causes of infertility?

There are several possible causes of infertility in women, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Large fibroids
  • Tumors
  • Older age
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Structural problems with the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes
  • Thick or otherwise abnormal uterine lining

For men, most infertility issues are related to the motility, structure or concentration of sperm. In some cases of infertility, both couples may contribute to the underlying difficulty of conceiving.

How is infertility treated?

The first step in treatment is having an evaluation and exam to determine the underlying cause. Your evaluation may include sperm studies, blood work or other lab tests, diagnostic imaging like ultrasound or CT scan, in-office procedures like hysteroscopy to see inside your uterus and evaluate the opening to your fallopian tubes. Once the underlying cause is determined, potential treatment options include medications to help stimulate or control ovulation, medications to “remodel” the uterine lining, minimally-invasive procedures to remove fibroids or address other issues that could be preventing insemination or implantation, or surgery to correct structural issues. Options like fertility medications and IVF (in vitro fertilization) may also be used. Before any treatment, you and your partner will have a chance to discuss all your options so you feel confident in your care.

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