Tracey Thompson and Kelley McKissack are a mother and daughter who now share an even more special bond. In a labor of love, Tracey, age 54, offered to carry her grandchild for her daughter, Kelley, who struggled with infertility. Dr. Joseph Leveno, delivered Kelcey, a healthy baby girl, and worked diligently with the family to ensure a safe and happy outcome for all involved. Grandmother, mother, and baby are all healthy.
"I don’t even know where to begin explain how Dr. Leveno deserves more than a 5 star review. My story started started with Dr. Leveno over 8 years ago, I would see him once a year for my yearly check up— little did I know at the time he would be someone that helped me tremendously in my dream to becoming a mom..."
Learn More About Fertility Issues That Dr. Leveno Can Help With
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
In one out of ten women of child-bearing age, a particularly difficult hormonal disorder known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may be the cause for a variety of reproductive health issues.
Commonly, women suffering from PCOS may find that they endure infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, as well as excess levels of androgen - a male hormone. With PCOS, ovaries often develop a collection of follicles that prevents the release of eggs in the fertilization process. At time the follicles can burst and cause pain.
You shouldn’t suffer from the difficult symptoms of PCOS alone. If any of the above symptoms or signs of PCOS seem present in your life, contact Dr. Leveno’s office in Plano, Texas today.
When it comes to reproductive health, knowledge is power. For millions of women around the world struggling with pain or discomfort related to reproductive issues, suffering in silence does not have to be the final word. If you are having trouble conceiving or are experiencing chronic or acute pain or pressure near your uterus, you may be suffering from Fallopian Tube Disease.
Fallopian Tube Disease occurs when a women’s fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, either from infection, physical deformity, or other damage.
Fallopian Tube Disorder can often be a cause for infertility, preventing sperm from reaching an egg or the fertilized egg from successfully traveling to and attaching to the uterus.
Common causes of Fallopian Tube Disease are pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, birth defects, fibroids, and endometriosis issues.
Common treatments range from minimally invasive laparoscopy to more invasive surgery.
Some women may require the aid of IVF once treatment for Fallopian Tube Disease is complete.
When it comes to those struggling with infertility, research shows that there may be a male factor in the reason for couples being unable to conceive naturally.
According to recent available statistical information, nearly 15% of couples who report trying to conceive are labeled “infertile”. For these individuals and couples, repeated instances of unprotected intercourse have failed to result in a viable pregnancy for at least a year. For these couples, the devastation that comes with this situation can lead many to seek medical advice and intervention to understand the issue at hand.
There are many different aspects of the male infertility factor including low sperm production, an abnormality in the function of the sperm, or physical abnormalities that prevent sperm from traveling to the Fallopian tubes. Infertility can be stressful and frustrating, but a number of treatments for men are available.
Congenital uterine anomalies are various malformations of the uterus that occur when a woman is still in the embryonic stage of life. They typically stem from the embryo’s uterus, which develops as two halves, improperly fusing together before she is born. Though rare, such embryonic anomalies have been shown to have a significant correlation with miscarriages and premature deliveries when the woman becomes a child-bearing adult.