of all couples struggling with infertility are affected by male factor infertility
Find out, with female infertility evaluation
Research shows that one third of infertility causes are due to female problems. Anatomical or genetic barriers, or simply getting older, may cause female infertility.
To begin the female infertility evaluation, we’ll take your medical history and progress through a physical examination, blood work and sonograms.
- History and Physical Examination
We'll first gather information and review your reproductive history. How regular are your periods? Do you ovulate every month? Have you had abnormal pap smears or an STD?
Your medical history may reveal uterine fibroids, endometriosis, polyps or other anatomical issues that prevent conception. From subtle symptoms to painful intercourse, we’ll pursue any clue that may pinpoint an infertility cause.
Simple blood tests reveal whether you ovulate. We look for levels of luteinizing hormone and progesterone, and also follicle-stimulating hormone to check your ovarian reserve. Thyroid hormone tests rule out barriers to ovulation.
We use advanced technology to produce a digital image of your reproductive organs: the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Your trans-vaginal pelvic sonogram serves as an essential first step in diagnosing female infertility.
Male infertility evaluation
A complete infertility evaluation involves both partners. Male infertility evaluation involves a testicular examination and blood tests to check for pituitary gland problems and sperm count levels.
In some cases, we may recommend further testing with a urologist.