At your initial appointment, Dr Joseph Sgroi will review previous investigations and order additional tests that may be required. He will provide treatment advice and outline a management plan that is clear and concise, tailored to your specific needs.
Prior to commencing any fertility treatment, he will do a pre-treatment appointment at his fertility clinic in Melbourne and discuss the plan, including treatment and costs in detail. Dr Joseph Sgroi can also assist you in all aspects of infertility and Melbourne IVF treatment. He is also a highly regarded obstetrician and gynaecologist with extensive experience in each area.
Infertility is a common condition that can often dishearten couples in their goals to have children. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is used to overcome a range of fertility issues, including women with ovulation disorders, men experiencing male factor infertility or other unexplained infertility issues.
It can also be a potential solution for cancer patients who are looking to preserve their fertility for the future. Whatever your reason, undergoing fertility treatment is a major decision. It’s important to speak to a fertility specialist that you trust.
Dr Joseph Sgroi is a highly qualified obstetrician and gynaecologist with extensive experience in each area. He is also a Fertility Specialist in Melbourne, providing IVF treatment at Epworth Freemason’s clinic and Melbourne IVF Clinic. His number one priority is providing patients with personalised fertility management using state-of-the-art fertility treatment within a compassionate, confidential and supportive environment.
Generally speaking, 80-90% of women under the age of 35 years will conceive within one year of trying. You can also find out more information regarding age and fertility via BetterHealth Channel.
If you are over 35 years of age, then seeking the advice of Dr Joseph Sgroi is recommended after 6 months of not being able to conceive.
As an experienced fertility specialist in Melbourne, Dr Joseph Sgroi will discuss all the options that are available to you. There are several options, including conducting a fertility test. Undergoing fertility testing will aid in understanding the next steps in your journey.
If you are concerned about your fertility, then seeking advice from Dr Joseph Sgroi is advisable.
Women are the most fertile when they are between 20 and 35 years of age. This is when there is an abundance of egg reserves and the eggs are of the best quality.
For healthy couples, if you have been having unprotected sex during your fertile window, and have been unable to conceive for 12 months, then it is time to seek help.
If you are older than 35 and have been unsuccessful in becoming pregnant, then you should make an appointment to see Dr Joseph Sgroi after only 6 months of trying.
There are reasons to make an appointment immediately, even if you have not been trying to become pregnant for the prescribed time.
These include a history of irregular periods or painful periods that might be related to either Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis. In addition, if you have experienced any early pregnancy loss, miscarriages or concerns with cervical shortening or insufficiency, that predisposes you to preterm birth.
For men with a history of any testicular surgery, hernia repair or trauma to the testis, then an early appointment is definitely required.
There is no need to delay if you are wishing to freeze your eggs. Emergency appointments are made for women who require urgent Fertility Preservation and egg freezing due to treatments they may be receiving for cancer, such as chemotherapy or radiation.
Causes of infertility for either men or women can be present at birth or be acquired with age.
One of the most common causes of infertility in females is due to problems with ovulation. This is because when a woman doesn’t ovulate she does not produce any eggs. Without eggs, pregnancy cannot occur.
Having irregular periods or not having a period at all may be a sign that you are not ovulation normally.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which is a hormonal imbalance, can be one of the major causes of ovulation problems and is the most common cause of infertility in women.
Other things that may cause infertility are:
Approximately 30% of fertility problems originate with the male.
The main causes are:
Female infertility can be confirmed with the following fertility tests:
Following a conversation and diagnosis, fertility doctor Dr Joseph Sgroi will suggest the best course of treatment for you.
Recommendations are based on various things including both the male and female’s age and fertility test results.
While it is not possible to improve the quality of sperm in a man, there are options available. These include surgical options to help sperm movement as well as to remove sperm directly.
Sperm can be fertilised in a test tube, which is called assisted reproductive technology (ART). There are different options available including hormonal therapy, surgery, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
These options are available to help both men and women become pregnant.
Infertility can be of a variety of causes, and the treatment may differ accordingly. Dealing with infertility can be difficult, stressful and very emotional, but there is hope – about two-thirds of the couples treated for infertility conceive successfully. Dr Joseph Sgroi, a leading fertility doctor in Melbourne, will be the best person to address your concerns.