CompreCare offers personalized support for your fertility needs. We want to provide you with the medications and assistance that will make your fertility journey simple and non-stressful.
Medications used to treat infertility may include:
- Bravelle (urofollitropin)
- Cetrotide (cetrorelix)
- Crinone (progesterone)
- Endometrin (progesterone)
- Follistim (follitropin beta)
- Ganirelix Acetate
- Gonal-f (follitropin alfa)
- Menopur (menotropins)
- Novarel (uHCG)
- Pregnyl (uHCG)
- Ovidrel (rHCG)
What is infertility?
Infertility is a condition in which pregnancy does not occur after one year of trying (or six months if a woman is 35 or older). Women who are able to conceive but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. Both women and men can have issues with fertility and are affected almost equally.
Pregnancy involves many steps:
- A women’s body must ovulate or release an egg from her ovaries.
- The egg must go through her fallopian tube toward her uterus (womb).
- A man’s sperm must fertilize the egg.
- The fertilized egg must implant or attach to the inside of the uterus.
Problems that occur with any of these steps can lead to infertility.
How common is infertility?
Infertility affects 6.1 million American couples. This is a growing issue for many couples and can lead to emotional stress. 25% of infertile couples have more than one cause of infertility. Infertility can be due to either female or male health issues or a combination of problems and unknown factors.
What are some potential causes of infertility?
- Ovulation problems caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
- PCOS involves a hormonal imbalance that can interfere with regular ovulation. PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility.
- Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)
- POI occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop working typically before the age of 40 and is not the same as early menopause.
- Other less common problems include:
- Blocked fallopian tubes due to endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Physical problems with the uterus
- Azoospermia: where no sperm cells are produced
- Oligospermia: where very few sperm cells are produced
- Sperm motility issues: where sperm are unable to travel to fertilize the egg
What are some risk factors for infertility?
- Age (ability for ovaries to produce eggs declines with age)
- Excessive alcohol use
- Poor diet
- Being overweight or underweight
- Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia
- Health issues that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome in women
When should someone get tested for infertility? The American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends that women under 35 begin testing after trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 1 year. Women 35 and older may start testing after 6 months of unsuccessful conception.
How is infertility diagnosed? Generally, couples should seek medical assistance if they are unable to become pregnant after a year of trying. Both partners will need a physical exam in order to determine possible factors or health conditions that may be contributing to fertility issues. Physicians will also interview both partners to determine if proper intercourse is taking place to conceive. If no evidence is found, other specific tests may be recommended such as analysis of body temperature and ovulation for women and semen analysis for men.
How is infertility treated? Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with conventional drug treatments or necessary surgical repair of reproductive organs. Several medications as seen above are available in order to stimulate ovulation and promote fertility.
Other technologies such as in vitro fertilization may also be employed. In vitro fertilization involves the surgical removal of mature eggs from the ovary in order to complete fertilization with sperm outside of the body. After 3-5 days, healthy embryos are then implanted in the woman’s uterus.
At CompreCare, we provide a variety of specialty therapies for infertility. Please feel free to contact us at 1-888-644-8326 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can help you.
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How to place an order?
CompreCare can accept electronic prescriptions as well as original prescriptions through the mail. Faxed prescriptions must come from your physician’s office only. CompreCare will verify all new controlled substance prescriptions with your physician’s office for validity.
We look forward to servicing all of your prescription medication needs in a fast and friendly way! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-644-8326.