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Fertility Issues: When Should A Woman Be Concerned? - Dr. Kotian

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Dr. Zarine Kotian recalls when a woman should be concerned about a possible fertility problem when trying to become pregnant. Dr. Kotain is an experienced OB/GYN at Banner Thunderbird in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Zarine:
Many women these days are concerned about fertility. Many women are having a hard time conceiving. The average time for a woman to conceive is about a year. So after a year of trying, depending on the age, if it’s a woman that’s older than 34-35 years old, after six months you should definitely go and see your doctor.

After a year of trying you should see your physician. There may be something else going on – female-orientated such as a uterine abnormality, fibroids, maybe you’re not ovulating regularly, but also another thing to look at is the male side of it. A third of the causes of infertility are not female-related, it can definitely be the male partner. And another part of the case is it might be something that both of you going on that definitely needs to be worked up and you will need to see your gynecologist who would probably refer you then to a specialty doctor.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health


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