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Dr. Travis McCoy

Fertility Medicine
Greenville, SC
23 years experience male

Locations

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Asheville, NC

Address

123 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(828) 350-7516

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Humana

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Columbia, SC

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Greenville, SC

About

Bio

<strong>Dr. Travis W. McCoy</strong> completed his Infertility/Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Louisville; he did his Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Louisville and attended West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Dr. McCoy’s special interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery.   He is the only fellowship trained robotic fertility surgeon in North Florida/South Georgia.

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Fertility Medicine

Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
See below: Normal motility should be >50% motile. Most important number is total motile sperm count (volume x concentration x motility) normal total count wo... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, these can be used together with no problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: Vitamin c would have no effect in inducing a period.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Low: The biggest problem in this situation is female age rather than sperm. Studies have shown very low fertility rates with IUI in women over 40. The be... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
It could be possible: There can be many explanations for a failed ivf cycle, and in most cases, the exact cause can not be determined. It is not uncommon for us to see wom... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: You may be mistaken here, the majority of semen is not sperm. About 90+% of semen are fluids that are produced outside of the testicle, primarily fro... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Probably.: It's common to see cysts on an ovary. This may or may not be the cause of your pain. It may be only an incidental finding. Most simple cysts will ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Normal: The hormone surge that you are detecting is commonly very short, and many people will be positive for only one day.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: No, you should not be concerned. You didn't mention if you are trying to conceive or not conceive. At 48 yrs, a natural conception is extremely unli... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: There is no evidence that even prolonged laptop use can affect sperm count or fertility at all.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Generally 1-2 weeks: After removing fibroids, having intercouse will not cause any problems, but often it is normal for it to be painful for at least 1-2 weeks. I tell m... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Hot flashes?: Could be possibly hot flashes? Likely not serious though.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Not the issue: Smoking has only a very limited effect on sperm counts. It is most likely not the issue and other options should be addressed.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Can be common: It is not uncommon for women to have occasional spotting while on pills even when taking the, properly. If it persists and is bothersome, changing t... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing: There is no evidence that using anything to affect mucus makes any difference in getting pregnant. Clomid (clomiphene) is usually prescribed by itsel... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Several things: I question why you are anemic? Do you have excess uterine bleeding causing this? That's most common in women. Headache can just be from the low ho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: All pills work to help pcos by cutting off the abnormal signaling from the brain to the ovary. They all work nearly equally well in suppressing andro... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Worrisome: That could signal a possible infection in the prostate or bladder. If this continues, he should see a urologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: No, frequency of masturbation will have no impact on future fertility.
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A member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: If you are already ovulating, Clomid (clomiphene) alone does little to change fertility. It would depend on the condition of the tubes. Age comes in... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
You probably dont: The primary method for a birth control pill is to keep you from ovulating. More than 90% of those on a pill will not ovulate.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Low: Twinning does not skip generations. Most twins are fraternal twins, which would depend on if the woman ovulates more than one egg at a time. General... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
2 weeks: Retesting is generally done about two weeks after treatment. Definitely make sure your partner gets tested and treated completely before resuming sex... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Many times the uterus can be permanently damaged which can make it difficult to conceive and make a pregnancy complicated. I would recommend consulti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Fibroids: Sounds like uterine fibroids. If no symptoms, nothing would need to be done about it. If bleeding or other issues, could consider a myomectomy if yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
About 11-14: Your doctor should have you scheduled for a pregnancy test. Generally we test about 14-16 days after egg retrieval, which may be 11-15 days after tra... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stays in your system for longer than just three months, but if you are on a pill, you may not see the period during... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Get another opinion!: Find a fertility specialist. Fibroids can easily be removed by a trained physician and this can almost always now be performed laparoscopically as an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
ART: Assisted reproductive technology (art) is a general term referring to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means.
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A female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: This should not have any impact at all on the implantation. You can relax!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Can take a while: I'm very sorry for your loss. After a miscarriage, you will have a period after you start ovulating again. This means that if you usually ovulate no... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing wrong: After a miscarriage, you will not get pregnant any faster. Conceiving in the first cycle or so after a miscarriage may have a slightly higher chance ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Very common: This is very common. The co2 gas that is used to inflate your abdomen causes irritation of the nerves that are under the diaphragm. This leads to w... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: You can sometimes have some spotting after a tlh. However, i would recommend that you discuss this with your gyn soon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
None: There is no age at which men become infertile. Fertility can decline very slightly with age, but men can remain fertile until they die!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No single one better: All bcp help with symptoms of pcos. The differences between different pills is minimal and mostly theoretical. The more important one is just the on... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: If you're on bc, it is not implantation bleeding. It is very common to have some irregular bleeding while on birth control pills. If it persists, s... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe IVF: It depends on what testing you are referring to, as there are several ways to perform this test. In some cases, it may refer to 100% being free, whi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually: They typically don't change symptoms. If in a fresh cycle, the high Progesterone levels in your body can make the symptoms more prominent.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can use a pad. Probably best to not use a tampon, to allow the cream to distribute through the vagina.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Many men with klinefelter's do not have sperm, but if present can be used for ivf. In men with no sperm on analysis, testicular extraction retrieved ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Several tests needed: The three most important parts of conceiving are 1) are you ovulating, 2) are the tubes and uterus normal, and 3) are there normal sperm available?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: If you had intercourse at the most fertile period, it could take up to 12-14 days for the pregnancy hormone HCG to show up in the blood. It is possib... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Normal: A 37 day cycle is longer than most should be if you are ovulating. A 29 day cycle is more what would be expected if you ovulated normally.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
See a doctor: After trying for that long, there likely is something going on especially being so fertile in the past. You should consider seeing a fertility specia... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No problem: Many men make these small gelatin bodies in their semen. This is not associated with any problems and is very common.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
No: Taking a birth control pill at the same time each day is a good idea, but being late by only a few hours will not affect the contraception effect.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly. : Normal cycles will range between 23-35 days. It is uncommon for cycles longer than 35 days to be ovulatory. Many people have cycles but may not be... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Starting on day 10: If you have normal ovulatory cycles, it is most likely that you would ovulate somewhere between days 12-17, where day #1 is the first day of your cycl... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: A varicocele, if large, can affect the function of a testicle, which could affect sperm counts which could possibly affect fertility. Pain is usually... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 8, 2013
Excellent Fertility Medicine docotr. Dr. McCoy is one of a kind. Enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to anyone.
Excellent fertility specialist
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McCoy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks i had seen a urologist adequate months ago and he said its nothing to worry. seems the vein is becoming larger and further in abdomen
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Thanks for your quick reply! I had an ectopic leading to my right tube being removed and was told I have a 10-12% chance of conceiving now.
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Thanks for your quick reply. It's very frustrating not knowing what's going on. The missed period has coincided with starting to conceive

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University of Louisville Hospital

Awards

Prize Paper, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
Outstanding Laparoscopic Surgeon, University of Louisville
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
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