The professional staff of Craig Ranch OB/GYN specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many factors that affect infertility. The facility serves residents throughout the DFW area.
The normal rule of thumb when it comes to infertility is twelve consecutive months of unsuccessful attempts at becoming pregnant. If a couple has tried to conceive for one year and failed, the resulting diagnosis is infertility. The evaluation for infertility can often begin after 6 months of not getting pregnant, depending on the circumstances. The doctor will perform a variety of tests on both potential parents to determine where the problem lies. The cause can be anything from insufficient sperm count on behalf of the father to hormonal imbalances on the part of the mother. Once the doctor knows where the problem lies, he can recommend possible solutions.
Most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.
Ovulation problems are often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormone imbalance problem which can interfere with normal ovulation. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility. Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is another cause of ovulation problems. POI occurs when a woman's ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. POI is not the same as early menopause.
One-third of infertility is because of the man. Infertility in men is most often caused by:
Sometimes a man is born with the problems that affect his sperm. Other times problems start later in life due to illness or injury. For example, cystic fibrosis often causes infertility in men.
Less common causes of fertility problems in women include:
Infertility can be caused by many different things. Obesity, endometriosis, ovarian fibroids, uterine fibroids, hormone imbalances, and poor nutrition can all play a role in a woman's reproductive health. Women who have abnormal periods due to uterine fibroids may have difficulty conceiving due to the internal environment of the uterus. Often times, it is a combination of factors that result in infertility. Hormonal imbalances can trigger a variety of issues, including the suppression of ovulation or an irregular cycle that can hinder conception. Doctors may be able to correct this particular problem with hormone-based medications to bring the body back into balance.
Depending on the cause, infertility can be successfully treated. If infertility is caused by obesity, hormonal imbalances, or physiological malfunctions within the body, the doctor may be able to correct the problem. In cases where ovarian cysts may be preventing the release of an egg, removing the cysts may be able to correct the problem. Other reproductive health conditions like endometriosis may need to be brought under control before the couple tries to conceive. There are certain conditions that may cause permanent infertility. Advanced diabetes may cause damage to the kidneys that makes it difficult to conceive and bear a child.
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"I absolutely love going to Craig Ranch OB/GYN. I have been going there for over 7 years. The staff is very welcoming and friendly."
"I like the atmosphere of the office, and have never have waited too long for my appointment."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel really comfortable. They took time and actually listened to me and were able to answer my questions."
"Very compassionate and will sit listen as you express concerns. Highly recommend. EVERYONE from the doctors to the front desk staff are fabulous!"
"Dr. Joyner was so thorough, kind and took time to explain things. She made me feel very at ease and made a dreaded appointment very bearable!"
"Dr. Shea Joyner is professional and friendly; she is thorough, listens to concerns and offers sound advice/options."
"I felt that my discussion with my doctor was excellent, & the nurse welcoming, especially as she asked me about my infertility issues. Overall I had a good experience."
"The appointment went good as usual and my gyn is the best!"
"I really liked that she listened to my past medical history and gave me some options to try... She was extremely helpful, informative and understanding."
"She has helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant after recurring miscarriages."
"... I've gone over a month without one single headache triggered useless organs. Thank you Dr. Robert!"
"She was always upbeat, easy to talk to and very welcoming, especially to my husband. He always felt like he was a part of the process and not just "in the room"."
"Dr. Derrick did both of my c-sections and she did a great job. I didn't feel anything before, during, or after the c-section."
"I had some issues and Dr. Derrick was the first doctor I saw, she made me feel a lot better. She was able to listen to what I had to say and was trying to help me out."
"I can't say enough how much I love Dr. Derrick and the entire Craig Ranch OBGYN office...Dr. Derrick delivered my baby and she is about as sweet as they come!"
"Dr. Derrick spent more time with me in one visit than a previous Dr. had spent during an entire pregnancy!"
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"I have referred many friends here. They are all so amazing and compassionate when it comes to your personal health. Thank you so much for being my doctor."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. They took the time and actually listened to me and were able to answer any questions."
"He became my OB during the middle of my third pregnancy for the delivery my son and we absolutely love him! He really takes the time out and makes you feel comfortable."