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Infertility Specialist

Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG

Robotic Gynecological Surgeons located in Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

If you’re struggling trying to get pregnant, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 11% of women and 9% of men of reproductive age in the United States have fertility problems. If your attempts to become pregnant haven’t worked, contact Daniel Richards, MD, FACOG, and the specialists at Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn how the compassionate team can help. Call the practice or schedule an infertility evaluation with our online booking tool.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility means you’re unable to become pregnant or stay pregnant, despite having unprotected sex. Female infertility is usually diagnosed after a year of having unprotected sex doesn’t result in a pregnancy. While infertility can occur at any age, the chance of becoming pregnant declines as women age. Women in their 30s are only about half as fertile as they are during their 20s. 

What causes female infertility?

Female infertility is most commonly caused by: 

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Failure to ovulate
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Implantation failure

The kind and compassionate team at Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, wants to help diagnose the cause of your infertility issues and help you and your partner successfully conceive and give birth. 

During an infertility evaluation, the knowledgeable team conducts diagnostic tests, including ultrasound images, and determines the cause of your infertility as well as possible treatment options. 

After completing your female infertility evaluation, Dr. Richards may suggest an evaluation for your partner if he suspects the cause of infertility may be related to sperm production or quality. 

What are the treatment options for infertility?

Receiving infertility treatment significantly increases your chance of conceiving and having a baby. Female infertility is most commonly treated with hormones or fertility drugs that encourage ovulation or restore unbalanced hormones. 

If medical treatment is not successful, robotic surgery to correct endometriosis or open blocked fallopian tubes may be suggested. Dr. Richards customizes infertility treatments to the results of your testing, ultrasounds, and bloodwork. If fertility drugs or surgery don’t work, intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization may be recommended.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) 

During intrauterine insemination, your partner’s sperm is collected and inserted into your uterus during ovulation. This increases the likelihood of conception, although the sperm must still make the journey and fertilize your egg after insertion.

In vitro fertilization (IVF)

During in vitro fertilization, your egg is fertilized with your partner’s sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized egg grows up to five days in the lab environment and then the embryo is inserted into your uterus. 

To learn more about infertility or find out what treatments are available to help you experience the joy of conception and childbirth, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.