Infertility Specialist

Jehuda Renan, MD, FACOG -  - OB-GYN

Jehuda Renan, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN & Infertility Specialist located in Tarzana, CA

If you have irregular periods or have trouble conceiving a pregnancy for longer than a year, you may have underlying medical conditions that result in infertility. You need the guidance of a skilled gynecologist to help you overcome your infertility concerns. At his Tarzana, California, OB/GYN office, Dr. Jehuda Renan provides comprehensive testing and treatment for infertility issues. He even sees his infertility patients on the weekend. Schedule an evaluation using the online booking feature or by calling the office today.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility may be your diagnosis if you have not been able to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex. Infertility may be due to underlying health conditions in women and men. Dr. Renan offers a comprehensive diagnosis to identify the cause of infertility accurately.

The most notable symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. Other signs that you may have fertility issues include irregular or absent periods.

What are the causes of infertility?

About one-third of infertility cases are due to female health problems, and one-third are due to male health problems. Many couples eventually conceive without assistance or after receiving customized treatment.

Factors contributing to female infertility include:

  • Polycystic ovary symptoms
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Abnormalities in the cervix or uterus
  • Fallopian tube dysfunction
  • Endometriosis
  • Early menopause
  • Cancer

Other chronic medical conditions may also influence your inability to get pregnant without medical intervention.

What are the risk factors for infertility?

All women were born with a set amount of eggs in reserve, and having a limited number of eggs may result in infertility.

If you are over 35, you may be at increased risk for infertility. Even with a healthy number of eggs, you experience a natural decrease in count over time. As you age, your eggs also may not be as healthy.

Other risk factors for both male and female infertility include:

  • Being under- or overweight
  • Using tobacco or alcohol
  • Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine

How is infertility diagnosed?

Dr. Renan reviews your medical history and provides a comprehensive evaluation of your health to identify underlying medical conditions. He performs a pelvic exam and may request additional testing including:

  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Ovulation testing
  • Hormone testing
  • Genetic testing

If test results don’t provide Dr. Renan with answers, he may use minimally invasive exploratory methods to take a closer look at your uterus and other reproductive organs.

How is infertility treated?

Once Dr. Renan identifies potential problems, he creates a customized treatment plan to address your fertility issues. He bases your treatment on the cause of infertility, your age, and other medical needs.

Female infertility treatments may include fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation or surgery to remove excess tissue or correct dysfunction in the reproductive organs. Dr. Renan may also suggest insemination using your partner’s sperm, a method he has successfully used in hundreds of pregnancies.

If you’re struggling to conceive a child, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office.