What’s causing your infertility? The Fertility Workup
Our goal at Overlake Reproductive Health is to get to the bottom of what’s causing our patients’ fertility issue and to fix it, if possible. To that end, we perform a more thorough baseline evaluation on our new patients then our competitors. If there’s a simple cause for their infertility or their multiple miscarriages, we’ll find it. We help many of our patients get pregnant the most natural way possible.
We may determine a number of these tests are needed:
- Prenatal screening
Routine procedures that look for health issues that may affect you or your future pregnancy.
- Hormonal Assessment
An evaluation of ovarian function and endocrine disorders in the woman based on an analysis of hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormones and their metabolites.
- Complete Ovarian Reserve Assessment
We’ll take a look at how many eggs you have left using blood work and an ultrasound.
- HSG (Hysterosalpingography)
HSG is a diagnostic procedure used to assess if both Fallopian tubes are open and it can also be used to identify abnormalities in the uterus. We perform this in-house and are experts at the procedure. When done correctly this test yields high-quality information. Sometimes, the liquid we push through the tubes is enough to flush them clean and a patient gets pregnant naturally after this procedure. We love it when this happens.
- Semen Analysis
A screening test that looks at the male’s semen for a variety of different characteristics such as count, motility, morphology and more. Our in-house Endocrinologists achieve high-quality data without performing many of the extra expensive tests other labs tack on.
- Genetic Screening
Thorough tests to determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.
- Recurrent Loss Testing
We use cutting edge technology to get to the bottom of multiple miscarriages so we can fix the issue and make your next pregnancy successful.
After your individualized course of diagnostic tests, we determine your path of treatment. If we find you’re ovulating regularly and your egg quality is good, we may recommend timed intercourse, a good ovulation kit, and do a follow appointment to confirm you ovulated. Additional possible treatments include fertility medication, IUI, IVF or IVF with donor eggs or sperm, etc..
Having the results of your fertility work up will help determine the best path forward to get you pregnant with a viable pregnancy as quickly as possible.