Before infertility testing, our doctor will try to understand your sexual habits and may make recommendations to improve your chances of getting pregnant. In some infertile couples, no specific cause is found (unexplained infertility). Infertility evaluation can be expensive, and sometimes involves uncomfortable procedures. Some medical plans may not cover the cost of fertility treatment. Finally, there’s no guarantee — even after all the testing and counseling — that you’ll get pregnant.
There are a number of diagnostic tools available to help pinpoint the cause of infertility. After undergoing evaluation through a comprehensive physical exam and medical history, our fertility specialist will initiate a series of specific diagnostic investigations based upon his/her suspicion of the source of infertility. Causes of infertility can generally be classified within the following areas:
- Female endocrine system investigation
- Pelvic Factor Investigation in the female pelvic cavity to detect disorders such as tubal disease, endometriosis, uterine problems, fibroids, PCOS, ovulatory disorder, diminished ovarian reserve.
- Male Factor Investigation to detect male infertility causes such as low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, abnormal sperm morphology, or male reproductive system disease that reduce male fertility. Cervical Factor Investigation and timing and technique of sexual relations.