Friday, October 07, 2022

Should you go see an infertility Specialist or should you see a gynecologist first?

This is a common quandary because infertility is something that affects a couple, but it's usually considered to be the woman's job to make a baby. so that if a couple is not getting pregnant, it's always the woman who takes the initiative and seeks medical care.

Typically, a woman will go to her primary care doctor who's a gynecologist, who will then tell her what to do because gynaecologists are experts in women's health care, including fertility problems. The problem is that because they are experts in women's health care only, these gynaecologists never see men at all, which means they start investigating the woman, they start doing tests for her, like ultrasound scans, blood tests, x-rays, laparoscopies, and hysteroscopies, without ever bothering to get the man tested. This is clearly ridiculous because all they need to do is to get the man to do a semen analysis before even touching the woman. Because you should always do simple cheap tests first and infertility is never just a woman's problem, it's always a couple's problem.

And that's why going to an infertility specialist can be so helpful because, even if the gynecologist does order a semen analysis and it comes up abnormal She has absolutely no idea what to do, and then she refers the man with an abnormal semen analysis to a specialist who is a urologist or an andrologist, who again is a specialist in taking care of men and has no idea about how to take care of women. The problem, of course, is that these couples get stuck between two specialists.

The right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing, and the care gets completely messed up, and this is something we see all the time. So if you are having a problem, please go to an infertility specialist who will treat you as a couple as a unit and will not focus on just the man or just the woman because treating these problems in isolation just causes grief and wastes a lot of time, money, and energy and you just go around in circles and circles without ever getting to your goal.

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