Fertility Testing for Women
Before our fertility experts can create a customized treatment plan, the source of the infertility needs to be identified. In order to identify the possible causes of infertility, a series of physical exams and screening tests can be performed at our local fertility practice.
An ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive exam used to identify Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Uterine Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, Adhesions, or abnormalities of the uterus or fallopian tubes. Either an abdominal ultrasound or transvaginal ultrasound can be used to obtain a clear picture of the pelvic structures.
The Hysterosapingogram is a quick, minimally invasive procedure used to assess the shape of the uterine cavity and determine if the fallopian tubes are open. This procedure is quick (usually 15 minutes) and discomfort is minimal.
One of the most important tests to assess a woman’s current and future fertility is the AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone) Testing. The AMH Test is one of the best proxies for measuring ovarian reserve, providing the patient and physician with information about how a woman’s body will respond to fertility drugs and determine how big her future fertility window may be. CRE (previously SIRM-Dallas) will also test for LH and FSH levels on a case by case basis.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy
Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, are used by our fertility experts to diagnose and treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and adhesions. Both procedures utilize minute incisions that heal much faster than traditional surgical incisions and are done under general anesthesia.