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I am 27 and have been trying to conceive for five months. When should I seek medical advice?

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I am 27 and have been trying to conceive for five months. When should I seek medical advice?

This is a great question. I always suggest having an appointment with your primary care provider or gynecologist when you are starting to try and conceive. This visit can be helpful to learn how to narrow in on your ovulation window, and to do some preliminary blood work to make sure you are healthy before starting to try. Given you are less than 30 years old, the recommendation is to get a fertility assessment after 12 months of trying to conceive — it would be after 6 months for a patient that is more than 30 years old. 

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