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    Tubal issue, cysts, age, etc. and trying to conceive
    An_246194 posted:
    I am almost 36 and my husband is 41. I went to my OB/GYN last week to discuss our plans of starting a family and was informed that a previous ultrasound taken a few years ago for issues with irregular bleeding noted one of my tubes appearing "dilated." The irregular bleeding turned out to be caused by a slight hormonal imbalance. With my age, this tubal issue, previous PID and painful ovarian cysts, I'm afraid there are some underlying issues and/or scarring causing me not to be able to conceive. I have been off of the pill since February. I know it hasn't been very long and my OB/GYN suggested I keep trying until the fall and if I haven't conceived to come back and we'll discuss where to go from there. With all of the above factors, should I wait as she suggested or jump right in to see if I need any medical intervention?
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Personally, I would jump. Infertility is defined as a lack of conception after 12 months of trying without birth control and with frequent intercourse in a woman under the age of 35, and after 6 months in a woman over age 35 .

    Unfortunately, the clock does start to tick when it comes to having a baby! You can learn much more here - WebMD Infertility & Reproduction Health Center

    Be sure to take notes when you meet with your doctor and write down ant questions or concerns you have before you go in. Best to you! Please let us know what your doctor suggests!


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