DR RICHARD MURPHY
Perth fertility specialist
Reasons to see your Perth fertility specialist
Reason 1: Accurate information
You will come across a massive amount of information about fertility when you browse the internet, talk to a friend, or go through books and magazines. Finding information is not a problem for most people.
Finding accurate information which is relevant to you is a different matter. With a thorough look at your fertility history, and a number of routine investigations, we can provide an accurate diagnosis. This combined information helps us calculate how likely you are to conceive naturally.
If treatment is needed this will allow you to then choose your best option. So accuracy is definitely an important reason to see a qualified Perth fertility specialist.
Fertility consultations at Genea Hollywood
"Finding information is not a problem, finding accurate information is a different matter."
Infection & fertility
Reason 2: A history of pelvic infection
Male infertility test
Reason 3: An abnormal sperm test
If your sperm quality is persistently low the chances of a spontaneous pregnancy can be very low. Thankfully modern IVF treatment can almost always help. Men with a history of testicular trauma, undescended testes, or a history of inguinal hernia as a young baby, for example, may need to see a specialist. Undescended testes are associated with low sperm counts, increasing the risk of fertility problems, but also with an increased risk of testicular cancer.
Period problems & fertility
Reason 4: Long or irregular periods
This is usually a clear sign you are not ovulating regularly. Common causes for no or irregular ovulation include PCOS, thyroid disease, high prolactin, and hypothalamic dysfunction. The good news is that irregular cycles are usually very easy to treat.
After appropriate investigation and treating any underlying cause, we use Ovulation Induction, stimulating your ovaries carefully to produce a single egg. You can then fall pregnant through normal intercourse with your partner. At the fertility clinic where I work, Genea Hollywood, we are proud of our high rates of success with ovulation induction, producing beautiful babies with a low risk of multiple pregnancy.
low number of eggs & fertility
Reason 5: Low ovarian reserve
A low number of eggs is another typical reason to come and see me as your Perth fertility specialist. This might show through a low AMH blood test or a low number of antral follicles on an ultrasound. One percent of women will, unfortunately, go through menopause before the age of 40, and this is called premature ovarian failure. If you are concerned about your ovarian reserve please contact me and we can discuss your options. Similarly, while it sounds strange, premature ovarian failure does not always stop you from having a baby and it is associated with some ongoing health risks which you should be aware of and which require ongoing management.
Freezing eggs Perth
Reason 6: Egg freezing
"Like all forms of insurance, you will hope not to have to use it but egg freezing can give peace of mind and a solid, reassuring fallback position if needed."