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When do you recommend medical therapy in patients who want to get pregnant?

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Dr. Jin Packard
Dr. Jin Packardanswered
Emergency Medicine 7 years experience
After 1 yr: Primary infertility is when you have never been pregnant despite having unprotected sex for one year. Secondary infertility is when a couple cannot conceive after having had at least 1 pregnancy in the past. Both female and male infertility have many possible causes, some of which can be treated. Tests and medical history can help identify or rule out certain causes. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
When unsuccessful: When they have been unsuccessful getting pregnant without it. Some physicians will have them wait a year before starting medical therapy.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2015

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