Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Columbia Fertility Associates -  - Fertility Specialist

Columbia Fertility Associates

Fertility Specialists & OB/GYNs located in Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD & Arlington, VA

A hormone imbalance can make it challenging for you to become pregnant. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you can count on the expert physicians at Columbia Fertility Associates in Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia; and Washington, D.C. They offer hormone screening and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). To learn more, call the nearest office or use online booking to schedule your consultation today.

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is a Hormonal Imbalance?

Your hormones control your bodily functions, from your metabolism to your libido and reproductive system. For your body to work correctly, your hormones need to work together in balanced harmony. However, when you have too much or too little of a hormone, you have an imbalance that can disrupt your body functions.

When your reproductive hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and androgens like testosterone, are imbalanced, you may develop troubling symptoms such as:

  • Irregular and heavy periods
  • Delayed ovulation
  • Excess body hair
  • Weight gain
  • Infertility


The doctors at Columbia Fertility Associates check your hormone levels when determining the cause of your fertility problems. If they find that you have a hormonal imbalance that is preventing conception, they offer BHRT therapy to restore your hormonal balance.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

BRHT is a highly customized form of hormone therapy. Doctors often prescribe BHRT for menopausal women, but men and younger women can also benefit from BHRT.

Available in pellets, creams, lozenges, and pills, your BHRT is made in a compounding pharmacy and is designed to match your hormones exactly. This ensures your body receives the precise hormones it needs to restore hormonal balance.

Who is a Good Candidate for BHRT?

If your blood work indicates a hormonal imbalance, but you’re otherwise in good health, BHRT might be an effective treatment for you. You’ll have an extensive consultation with your doctor and discuss your personal and family medical history in detail before beginning BHRT.

What Should I Expect During BHRT?

Your doctor at Columbia Fertility Associates works with a compounding pharmacy to create BHRT specifically to meet your needs.

Depending on how your BHRT is provided, you’ll either have a pellet injected into your upper buttock where it slowly releases hormones for several weeks or months, or you’ll take a pill or apply a gel or cream every day.

You’ll have frequent appointments and blood tests at Columbia Fertility Associates during your BHRT. These appointments are critical as they allow your doctor to monitor your symptoms as well as your hormone levels to ensure the treatment is effective.

If you’re experiencing symptoms that indicate a hormone imbalance, call or schedule an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment from the team at Columbia Fertility Associates.