My husband and I have been struggling to get pregnant. What could be wrong?

My husband and I have been struggling to get pregnant. I already have a teenage child. We both were tested and everything seems fine on both of our ends. So, what's going on? Why can't we get pregnant? Is there anything we can do to boost our chances?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (5)


Answered by UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

You need an evaluation and consultation. You may have age-related problems, but a consultation is recommended.

Published on Mar 07, 2016

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Answered by UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

You need an evaluation and consultation. You may have age-related problems, but a consultation is recommended.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Fertility Physicians of Northern California

You can test for ovulation using an ovulation kit and timed intercourse. You should also have a consultation with a fertility specialist to review your situation and see what type of treatment is best for you.

Published on Mar 02, 2016

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Answered by Fertility Physicians of Northern California

You can test for ovulation using an ovulation kit and timed intercourse. You should also have a consultation with a fertility specialist to review your situation and see what type of treatment is best for you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by HRC Fertility Rancho Cucamonga

As we do not know your medical history, it would be best to schedule a consultation to review this and make recommendations.

Published on Mar 02, 2016

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Answered by HRC Fertility Rancho Cucamonga

As we do not know your medical history, it would be best to schedule a consultation to review this and make recommendations.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Servy Massey Fertility Institute

This is called secondary infertility. Since it is many years since you were fertile, you could have endometriosis. If you are still young and have pain with periods, an old fashioned laparoscopy might be considered. I presume his semen is normal as you said he has been tested, It is time to see a specialist and think about IUI or IVF most likely.

Published on Mar 02, 2016

Answered by Servy Massey Fertility Institute (View Profile)

This is called secondary infertility. Since it is many years since you were fertile, you could have endometriosis. If you are still young and have pain with periods, an old fashioned laparoscopy might be considered. I presume his semen is normal as you said he has been tested, It is time to see a specialist and think about IUI or IVF most likely.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

I'm not sure what testing you may have had done, but if all of your testing looks normal, you may need to follow up with a doctor who specializes in infertility. They would be able to review your records and tell you what may be the reason you're not getting pregnant and what can be done to increase your chances. Also, consider how long you've been trying to get pregnant. If you're under 35, it is recommended to try on your own for one year before you seek help from a specialist. If you are 35 or over, you should seek help after 6 months of trying. Good luck!

Published on Mar 02, 2016

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

I'm not sure what testing you may have had done, but if all of your testing looks normal, you may need to follow up with a doctor who specializes in infertility. They would be able to review your records and tell you what may be the reason you're not getting pregnant and what can be done to increase your chances. Also, consider how long you've been trying to get pregnant. If you're under 35, it is recommended to try on your own for one year before you seek help from a specialist. If you are 35 or over, you should seek help after 6 months of trying. Good luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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