Parisa Pourzand, M.D.
OB/GYN located in Glendale, CA, Burbank, CA, & Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
If you’re trying to get pregnant but not achieving the desired result, you’re certainly not alone: as many as 10% of American women struggle to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. Working with a great OB/GYN can help, and Dr. Parisa Pourzand is among the most sought-after women’s health specialists in Glendale, Burbank, and Beverly Hills, California. With proper diagnostics and treatment, many women are able to make their dreams of motherhood come true. When you’re ready to begin, book a consultation at Parisa Pourzand, M.D. Inc. online or by contacting the office by phone.
Infertility Q & A
What is infertility?
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after at least a year of effort (or six months if you’re over the age of 35). The term also applies to women who are able to get pregnant but can’t carry their pregnancies to term.
Infertility can be a problem for men as well as women. Couples who are struggling to get pregnant should seek fertility testing for both partners to determine the source of the problem.
What are some of the causes of infertility?
Infertility can stem from numerous issues, from medical conditions to lifestyle choices.
Certain medical issues can complicate conception, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine abnormalities
In some cases, lifestyle choices are to blame, including:
- High levels of stress
- Alcohol consumption
- Poor diet
- Lack of physical fitness
Dr. Pourzand provides comprehensive diagnostics to identify areas of concern.
How is infertility diagnosed?
Diagnosis begins with a thorough physical exam. Dr. Pourzand asks about your sexual history and overall health, as well as that of your partner.
Blood testing or an ultrasound can help determine if you’re ovulating normally. Dr. Pourzand can teach you how to track your ovulation cycle at home, which helps you know the best times to try to conceive.
Imaging also offers information about the structure of your uterus and fallopian tubes. In some cases, a minor surgical procedure called laparoscopy is needed to allow Dr. Pourzand to see your reproductive organs using a small camera and screen.
What are some treatments for infertility?
Dr. Pourzand designs your treatment path based on your specific medical concerns. If she discovers a medical condition that could be the source of infertility, treatment focuses on improving that issue first.
Some fertility problems can be corrected with medication, while others require surgical intervention. Hormonal supplementation can prompt your ovaries to release more eggs or regulate and balance your ovulation cycle.
Each treatment path has a distinct set of pros and cons. Dr. Pourzand ensures you’re aware of the full range of options before you make a treatment decision, and offers compassionate support as you navigate your path toward motherhood. Book your consultation today to get started.