Between 12-15% of American couples aren’t able to conceive through intercourse alone. Conceive Fertility Center in Irving, Texas, offers comprehensive fertility tests to identify the issue that’s getting in the way of your fertility. Once they diagnose the cause of your infertility, they provide state-of-the-art fertility treatments to help you conceive. Call Conceive Fertility Center or schedule your fertility test and consultation online today.
Fertility Test Q & A
When should I have a fertility test?
If you’re under the age of 35 and have been having unprotected sex for a year without becoming pregnant, you should schedule an appointment at Conceive Fertility Center for fertility testing. If you’re 35 or older, you should have fertility testing after six months of trying to get pregnant.
What are the common causes of infertility?
Many things need to happen for pregnancy to occur. A man must produce a sufficient quantity of high-quality sperm that is capable of reaching and fertilizing an egg. A woman needs to produce a healthy, mature egg. The egg must travel through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus. Then, once fertilized, the egg needs to implant into the uterine wall.
Unfortunately, something can go wrong for both men and women at any step along the journey toward pregnancy.
For example, a low quantity of sperm or sperm that has poor morphology and motility that prevents it from reaching and fertilizing an egg are common causes of male fertility problems.
Women’s fertility problems can stem from:
- Low ovarian reserves
- Ovulation problems
- Blockages in the fallopian tubes
- Hormonal imbalances
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Thick cervical mucus
- Fibroids, polyps, or other uterine abnormalities
If you are coping with infertility, having a fertility test is the first step in finding a solution to your issue. Once you and your fertility specialist identify the problem, you can take steps to improve your fertility or start the process of assisted reproduction with state-of-the-art treatments like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What happens during fertility testing?
Conceive Fertility Center offers comprehensive fertility tests for both men and women. Fertility testing for men involves a physical exam and a semen analysis.
In addition to a physical exam, women also have:
- Ovarian reserve testing
- Pelvic sonograms
- Saline infusion sonograms
- Endometrial receptivity assay (ERA)
Your fertility specialist might also recommend hysteroscopy or a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure to examine your reproductive organs for signs of the cause of your fertility problems.
Both men and women also have extensive blood testing and psychological evaluations.
The fertility specialists at Conceive Fertility Center are compassionate and sensitive to the emotional challenges of infertility. Their goal is to identify the issue interfering with your ability to grow your family and offer customized treatments to help you have a baby.
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, call Conceive Fertility Center or make an appointment for fertility tests online today.