When to see a Fertility Specialist


Having a baby seems easy, but for many couples it can be anything but an uncomplicated and joyous time. Emotions and frustrations run high, and often people believe that if they just keep trying, eventually “it” will happen. Unfortunately for 1 out of every 6 couples, that is not the case.

The good news is that fertility care has progressed substantially over the last twenty years, offering more hope than ever before.

Whether your circumstances are straightforward, complicated, or just based on a hunch, early intervention is the most important step towards diagnosing any issues you may be experiencing. The sooner we identify what could be causing your difficulty in becoming pregnant, the better the chance of achieving your dream of parenthood.


pinkbubbleladyAt Boston IVF – The Arizona Center our goal is to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy in the shortest time possible.

  • Our national Boston IVF network has assisted in over 75,000 success stories, many of which were rare fertility cases
  • Two founding members of our national network will review all difficult cases
  • Our network includes 30 scientists, PhD’s, embryologists and lab technicians the Boston IVF network, who all bring valuable insight for difficult cases
  • Our research division offers patients access to clinical studies which often offer significant discounts on treatments and medication


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  • You have general concerns about your fertility
  • You are under age 35 and have been trying for a year
  • You are 35-39 and have been trying for 6 months
  • You are age 40 or older
  • You are about to undergo treatment for cancer
  • You have irregular periods
  • You have had a miscarriage
  • You have PCOS or are experiencing hair loss, or excessive facial/body hair
  • You have endometriosis
  • You have a family history of early menopause
  • You have cycles that vary in length by more than 2 weeks
  • You have cycles that are more than 38 days in length
  • You have periods that last longer than a week
  • You have heavy menstrual bleeding
  • You experience pain during menstruation
  • You have spotting between periods
  • You are having a change in sex drive
  • You are experiencing vaginismus



  • You have general concerns about your fertility
  • You have erectile dysfunction
  • You have difficulty ejaculating
  • You have seen a change in sex drive
  • You are about to undergo treatment for cancer
  • You have a history of undescended testes at birth
  • You have a history of steroid use
  • You have low semen motility
  • You have low semen count
  • You have poor semen morphology
  • You have frequent urinary infections


If you have been trying to become pregnant, you may be wondering if you’re infertile and what you should do. If you suspect you may be experiencing infertility, here are some common infertility-related questions to gauge if you should consider seeing a specialist.

If the answer is YES to ANY of the following questions, we recommend that a fertility evaluation as soon as possible.

HAVE I NOTICED ANY EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FEMALE INFERTILITY? Painful periods or no menstrual cycles at all are signs that point to a potential fertility issue.
HAVE I BEEN UNABLE TO BECOME PREGNANT BETWEEN AGES 35-40? Female infertility progresses more quickly after age 35.
AM I OVULATING? Conditions like PCOS cause irregularities in the hormones and interrupt the process of ovulation.
HOW LONG ARE MY MENSTRUAL CYCLES? Cycles that are more than 38 days in length or periods that last longer than a week are also signs of ovulation issues.
HAVE I EXPERIENCED A MISCARRIAGE? Both age and genetic family history may contribute toward abnormalities in an embryo.
DO I HAVE AN STD? STD’s can cause blocked or damaged fallopian tubes and account for 5% of all infertility cases.
COULD IT BE A MALE FERTILITY ISSUE? Male factor infertility is responsible for 40% of all infertility cases.
AM I DEALING WITH STRESS? Studies show that stress plays a significant role in conception.