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Hormone Imbalances

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Unusual hormone levels in both males and females can lead to infertility. Types of hormonal imbalances include:

Symptoms of hormonal imbalances vary, and can include:

  • Excessive facial or body hair in females (hirsutism)
  • Infertility
  • Sporadic, irregular menstrual cycles
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss

Our experts use the latest approaches to diagnose hormonal disorders and develop a personalized treatment plan. You will work with a team that understands the physical and emotional needs of couples who are trying to start a family. We offer comprehensive care and support to help you achieve results.

Why Choose UHealth?

A comprehensive approach. Our team of experienced professionals includes female and male fertility specialists, endocrinologists, acupuncturists, and other specialists with expertise in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalances.

High pregnancy rates. We have some of the highest pregnancy rates in not only South Florida, but in the entire United States. Our success stories include even the most challenging cases.

The latest, research-backed treatments. As an academic medical center, we leverage the latest research completed by the nationally recognized University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer the latest treatments. We offer medical advancements before they’re widely available, provided by leading experts in fertility and endocrinology. You receive the most sophisticated diagnostic tests and advanced fertility treatments available.

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Treatments

  • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    IVF refers to the creation of embryos in a laboratory setting by placing sperm and eggs in a culture dish and then transferring them to the uterus.

  • Low-Dose Stimulation IVF (Natural IVF)

    Also called non-stimulated IVF, low-dose stimulation IVF is similar to traditional IVF, but without the larger dose of medicines required to stimulate ovaries to make multiple eggs. For women who haven't responded well to traditional IVF or who need to avoid hormonal therapy, this method can offer an alternative. The procedure is also an option for couples who are unable to conceive because of low sperm count or quality.

  • Assisted Hatching

    Assisted hatching is a procedure performed on embryos before implantation to enhance the potential of the embryo to establish pregnancy. This lab-based procedure creates an artificial opening in the zona pellucida (the membrane or shell surrounding the embryo), allowing it to “hatch” or break out from the zona pellucida and attach itself successfully to the uterine lining. Assisted hatching is only used in certain instances, such as a thickened zona pellucida or prior IVF failures. In these cases, assisted hatching can improve the rate of embryo implantation and successful pregnancy.

  • Intrauterine Insemination

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also called artificial insemination, is a simple, lower cost fertility treatment that can be highly effective — especially when combined with fertility drugs, such as Clomid or injectable medication. The procedure works by identifying the highest quality sperm from a semen sample. Prepared sperm are placed directly into the uterus through a thin catheter (tube), bypassing the cervix.

    IUI is a procedure used when a semen analysis shows the male partner is sub-fertile, if they have ejaculatory problems, or when a woman has insufficient or absent cervical mucus. This procedure can be performed with donor sperm.

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture can help some women with fertility disorders such as an elevated follicle stimulating hormone, repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, spasmed tubes, luteal phase defect, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). When combined with the advanced technology available in reproductive medicine today, it can increase pregnancy success rates significantly. Acupuncture can also benefit women with endometriosis, pelvic pain, and overactive bladder.


Tests

  • Physical Examination

    Your doctor will perform a complete physical exam, including a Pap smear and testing for infection.

  • Medical and Sexual History

    Your doctor evaluates all possible physical causes of infertility and determines if sexual intercourse has been timed appropriately.

  • Hormone Testing

    Hormone testing allows your doctor to evaluate hormone levels, which increase and decrease throughout your monthly cycle. Results can help your doctor find hormone imbalances and plan treatment.

  • Ovulation Evaluation

    If your doctor suspects you’re not ovulating regularly, you may need to track your basal body temperature (your lowest temperature over 24 hours) over a few months to help pinpoint fertility problems and predict ovulation. Using a special thermometer, called a basal thermometer, you take your temperature first thing in the morning and write down the results. You do this every morning at the same time. Doctors also use urine tests to predict and assess ovulation.

    *This procedure is considered experimental by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.

  • Aetna WC
  • Aetna Affiliates/Signature Adm (ASA)
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Aetna Elect Choice (EPO)
  • Aetna Florida Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicaid HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 1
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 2
  • Aetna UM Employee POS HRA
  • Aetna/Coventry Institutes of Excellence (IOE)
  • Amerigroup Florida Healthy Kids
  • Amerigroup Medicaid HMO
  • Argus Vision
  • AvMed Choice
  • AvMed HMO/POS
  • AvMed MDC and JHS Groups
  • AvMed Medicare HMO
  • AXIS
  • BCBS Blue Options Network Blue PPO
  • BCBS BlueCare HealthOptions HMO
  • BCBS BlueChoice PPC/PPO
  • BCBS Miami Dade Blue PPO Limited Benefits Plan
  • BCBS of Florida (All products except "SELECT" Plans)
  • BCBS of Florida (Commercial plans exclude HIX Select)
  • BCBS Traditional PHS/PPO
  • Beacon Health (ValueOption)
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
  • Catholic Hospice
  • CCP/CMS Title XIX (Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/CMS Title XXI (Non Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/MMA (Broward County residents)
  • Charlotte County Sheriffs Office PPO
  • Cigna Affiliates
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Dental HMO/PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Life Source (Intracorp is part of Cigna Lifesource)
  • Cigna MDCPS Jackson Sr. High
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Shared Administration
  • Clear Health Alliance SNP Medicaid HMO
  • CompCare (Comprehensive Behavioral Care)
  • Concordia Behavioral Health
  • CorVel WC
  • Coventry First Health WC
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) HMO/POS
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) HMO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) POS
  • Coventry National PPO
  • Coventry Summit Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Vista Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Vista Medicare HMO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • DentaQuest (ADI)
  • DIKLA
  • Dimension WC
  • Dimension Plus PPO
  • EHN PPO
  • EQUIAN (Health Systems International)
  • Europe Assistance/Global Corporate Solutions (Care Management Network)
  • eyeQuest
  • FCCI WC
  • Florida Healthcare Plan (Affiliate of BCBSFL)
  • Florida PACE (FPC)
  • Freedom Health Medicaid HMO
  • Freedom Health Medicare HMO
  • Gallagher Bassett WC (MDCPS & FCSRMC)
  • Global Excel Mgt PPO
  • Global Health Claims Services
  • Great West (Cigna) HMO/POS
  • Guardian Life PPO
  • HAA Preferred Partners
  • Health First Health HMO/POS
  • Health First Health Medicare HMO
  • Health First Health PPO
  • Health Net Veterans Choice HMO
  • Heritage Summit Healthcare WC
  • Humana Behavioral Health (LifeSynch)
  • Humana Dental/CompBenefits/OHS
  • Humana EPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana HUMx
  • Humana Medicaid HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO
  • Humana National Transplant
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Premier
  • iCare Health Solutions
  • Interlink Health Services
  • International Kids Fund (IKF)
  • League Medical Concepts Federal Inmates
  • Life Trac
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Complete Care SNP Medicaid HMO
  • MDAbroad
  • Medica Medicare HMO
  • Medical Development In't (MDI)-Federal Inmates
  • Medicus
  • Metlife Dental PPO
  • MHNet Behavioral Network (MHNet)
  • Molina
  • Molina Market Place
  • Molina Medicaid HMO
  • Molina Medicare HMO
  • Morgan White International
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Naphcare (Federal Prisoners)
  • National Healthcare Solutions Inc.
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan HMO/POS
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan PPO
  • North Broward Hospital District PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicaid HMO
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicare HMO
  • Prestige Health Choice Medicaid HMO
  • Prime Health Services WC
  • Quality Health Management
  • Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses PPO
  • Rockport Healthcare Group WC
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises PPO
  • Sanus Health Corporation
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Solstice Dental HMO/PPO
  • Start Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine
  • Sunshine AMBETTER
  • Sunshine Healthy Kids HMO
  • Sunshine Medicaid HMO
  • Sunshine Medicare HMO
  • Tricare South Prime HMO
  • Tricare South Standard PPO
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UnitedHealthcare Affiliates
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy Kids HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO/POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicaid HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Nursing Home Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • University of Miami Athletic Dept PPO
  • VUMI
  • Wellcare/Staywell Healthy Kids HMO
  • Wellcare/Staywell Medicaid HMO
  • Wexford Health State Inmates
  • Worldwide Managed Care