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Fertility Assessment

Is it taking you a little longer than you think it should to get pregnant? Are you approaching your next birthday and worried that when you are ready to have a child, you will be unable to? Do you simply want some peace of mind as you begin contemplating parenthood? 

A few simple tests can tell volumes about your fertility.

Below we have listed some of the fertility tests that may be recommended after you meet with your doctor:

  • Semen Analysis: a basic fertility test for males that assesses the levels of healthy and normal sperm. Often this test is overlooked until female tests are complete, but it should be done early on in the evaluation process if there is a male partner involved, as almost half of all known causes of infertility are due to a “male factor”. Learn more about our Semen Analysis services

  • Day 3 Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH): hormones that serve as a marker of ovarian reserve.

  • Estradiol: a hormone that aids in monitoring ovulation and can diagnose amenorrhea (the absence of a menstrual period).

  • Progesterone: a fertility test that aids in diagnosis of PCOS and can be used to identify possible disorders in the adrenal gland.

  • HSG (Hysterosalpingogram):  an X-ray that can determine if your fallopian tubes are open or blocked by scar tissue or adhesions.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound:  a sonogram to evaluate your uterus and ovaries for any problems that may affect your fertility

  • Thyroid Function Panel: thyroid dysfunction can halt ovulation by upsetting the balance of the body’s natural reproductive hormones.

  • Infectious Disease/ STD Screening

  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel; Cholesterone Screening:  evaluates overall health and checks for conditions like diabetes, anemia, liver or kidney disease.

If you have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, seek advice from a medical professional. If you are over the age of 35, we encourage you to begin this process after 6 months of attempting to conceive. If your menstrual cycles are irregular, you should seek help regardless of your intentions of getting pregnant.

In addition, Dominion Fertility also offers treatment in fertility preservation with embryo and egg cryopreservation (freezing) for women choosing to delay childbearing. If the time isn’t right for you to have a child now, consider this alternative that may help improve your ability to conceive in the future.

bookClick here to read more about the fertility evaluation in our book, “100 Questions and Answers about Infertility.”