Testing

History

This is done to get clues as to the cause of your infertility. Questions will include medical, surgical, gynecological and obstetric history, as well as some “lifestyle” questions.

Physical Exam

Often, a physical exam is performed. This may include a pelvic ultrasound, to help uncover abnormalities along with lab tests to assess the quantity and quality of the woman’s egg supply.

Semen Analysis

This important test is typically done early in the evaluation process. If a defect is discovered, the testing on the female might be modified while immediate therapy is directed to the male.

Blood Tests

Depending on each situation, additional blood tests on either the female or male may be needed.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

The HSG test uses X-ray technology to create a picture of the uterus and fallopian tubes. This allows your healthcare provider to see if there is any damage to your reproductive system.