Treatment of Medical Conditions

The human mind/body is incredible and incredibly complicated. There is a long list of medical conditions that can affect fertility and lead to infertility. Some of the more common medical conditions are things like hypothyroidism (under active thyroid), hyperprolactinemia (production of too much prolactin, a hormone involved in milk production), obesity, and malnutrition.

During the initial work up for fertility we determine if there may be an underling medical condition that is causing infertility. If we find a medical condition often times we can treat the medical problem and at the same time cure the infertility. For instance, one common reason for irregular menstrual cycles is an under active thyroid. For patients that have this condition, we can give thyroid replacement medication. Once the thyroid levels return to normal, often times, the menstrual cycles will regulate themselves and no further fertility treatment will be necessary. While most people would not consider thyroid replacement a fertility treatment, in many instances it is.

Sometimes the key to having a child is not starting fertility medications, but instead treating an underlying medical condition.


We are ready to set your fertility goals in motion. To schedule an appointment call us at 815-229-1700, or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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