Determining Best Treatments
A fertility evaluation is conducted before a plan is developed to determine all the factors contributing to your infertility in order to determine the appropriate treatment options.
Due to the very personal nature of many of the screenings, we conduct all testing in comfortable surroundings designed to honor your privacy.
Female Fertility Assessment
We obtain blood tests to evaluate your ovulation, ovarian reserve, infectious disease and overall health.
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): an X-ray examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes performed between days five through ten of your cycle. This test is used to determine if there are any fibroids, polyps or adhesions within your uterus, or blockages within the fallopian tubes.
- Sonohysterogram (SHG): an ultrasound examination that evaluates the lining of your uterus for any polyps or fibroids, also performed between days five and ten of your cycle.
Additional tests may be necessary if you’ve had recurrent miscarriages, have been previously diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome or have other infertility concerns.
Male Fertility Screening
A semen analysis is necessary for all males undergoing a fertility evaluation. The sperm's quantity, motility and morphology are evaluated using Kruger Strict Morphology. This specific type of testing has been shown to have a clinical predictive value for the fertilization capabilities of the sperm. Blood and semen/urine cultures also are performed for infectious disease testing.