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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Our doctors and specialists provide infertility treatment for both men and women. Services include consultation, diagnosis, testing and treatment. Conditions treated include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disease during infertility, menstrual problems and osteoporosis.

What is reproductive endocrinology?

Reproductive endocrinology is medical care that treats hormone disorders that affect the ability of men or women to have children (reproduction). Specialists care for couples with fertility problems.

Conditions affect your reproductive health

Reproductive endocrinologists treat conditions that affect reproductive health. Those conditions include:

  • Infertility: Not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after trying for a year.

  • Fibroids: Noncancerous growths in the uterus that may develop during childbearing years. Fibroids may cause heavy periods and lower back pain.

  • Endometriosis: Tissue that usually grows in the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. It may cause heavy periods, spotting, lower back pain and stomach pain.

  • Ovarian cysts: Sac or pocket on or within the ovary. Ovarian cysts usually go away without medical treatment. Common symptoms may include irregular periods, cramping, back pain, side pain, and pelvic pain. Women also may have no symptoms.

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Enlarged ovaries with small cysts that affect women of childbearing age. Symptoms include menstrual problems, from no period to heavy period. Women also may have weight gain and excess hair growth.

  • Menopause treatment: Reproductive endocrinologists treat women with symptoms of menopause and may provide hormone replacement therapy.

Complete OB/GYN care

MaineHealth provides obstetrics and gynecology services at doctor’s offices, specialty clinics and community hospitals. The OB-GYNs at MaineHealth provide women’s reproductive care that is skilled and compassionate.