Nalin Nanayakkara, MD -  - OB-GYN

Corona Health and Wellness

Nalin Nanayakkara, MD

OB-GYN located in Corona, CA

Infertility Specialist

Infertility affects 10% of couples in this country. Dr. Nalin Nanayakkara, of Corona Health & Wellness, located in Corona, California, uses the most advanced diagnostic techniques to determine the underlying cause of infertility and provide effective treatment.

Infertility Q & A

by Nalin Nanayakkara, MD

How common is infertility?

About 1 in 10 couples in this country do not successfully conceive after 12 months of trying, the medical definition of infertility. infertility is often inaccurately perceived as a female problem, however, it can actually be the result of issues in women or men. About 25% of infertility is attributed to multiple factors; about 35% of the time a male issue is among these. In about 8% of cases, a male problem is the only identifiable factor for a couple’s infertility

When should a couple see a doctor regarding infertility?

Dr. Nanayakkara recommends that women under the age of 35 seek a medical evaluation after 12 consecutive months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. However, because a woman’s fertility decreases significantly every year after age 30, he encourages those in this age group to seek medical consultation after 6 months of unsuccessfully trying to become pregnant.

What causes infertility in women?

Among the most common causes are:

  • Ovulation provides that prevent the release of eggs
  • Uterine fibroids, polyps or adhesions
  • Endometriosis, a condition in which tissue from inside the uterus starts to grow outside of it
  • Being over age 35, which typically means diminished estrogen and egg quality
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Structural issues of the uterus
  • Thick cervix mucus that inhibits sperm movement
  • Certain medications and/or treatments

What male issues can cause infertility?

These include:

  • A low sperm count
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Ejaculation issues
  • Being over age 40
  • Heavy use of alcohol or marijuana, or smoking
  • Exposure to certain medications or environmental toxins

How is the cause of infertility diagnosed?

A number of tests can be used to detect the underlying issue. These include: blood tests, semen tests, and diagnostic imaging, as well as, minimally-invasive procedures in which a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes are examined

What infertility treatments are available at your practice?

Depending on the woman’s age and the issue causing a couple’s infertility, treatment may entail:

  • Fertility drugs
  • Intrauterine insemination, which has a success rate of about 20%
  • In Vitro fertilization, which has a success rate of 20-40% per cycle
Location
Corona Health and Wellness
760 South Washburn Avenue, Suite 9
Corona, CA 92882
Phone: 951-208-6063
Fax: (951) 735-6553
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