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My wife is having a difficult time getting pregnant. We have been trying for 5 months. What would be a next step? Should we see a doctor?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not yet

Depending on your age, up to a year is an acceptable time to wait before getting medical evaluation.
If in your mid 30s, after 6 months is an appropriate time to see a doctor.

In brief: Not yet

Depending on your age, up to a year is an acceptable time to wait before getting medical evaluation.
If in your mid 30s, after 6 months is an appropriate time to see a doctor.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Mark Perloe
If she has irregular cycles, painful menses or known tubal problems, get help sooner.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wait

Make a record of wife's menstrual cycle.
The doctor may want to see 12 mos. Of this. Determine if she is ovulating by getting her temperature in the morning. Both need to agree to see the doctor. Wife will see a gynecologist. Husband will see a urologist.

In brief: Wait

Make a record of wife's menstrual cycle.
The doctor may want to see 12 mos. Of this. Determine if she is ovulating by getting her temperature in the morning. Both need to agree to see the doctor. Wife will see a gynecologist. Husband will see a urologist.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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