An infertility evaluation helps our doctors provide patients with the right diagnosis
An infertility evaluation allows the doctors at our Tennessee fertility clinic to determine why a patient is having fertility challenges. Before the doctor recommends fertility testing, they review the patient’s medical history and records. This information helps the doctor select fertility evaluations for a patient’s unique needs. After fertility testing, the doctor recommends a customized treatment plan that gives the patient the best chance of building a healthy family.
A female infertility evaluation at our clinic often includes various tests
Our clinic uses several fertility tests to learn more about a woman’s fertility. These exams provide information about a woman’s ovarian reserve (egg supply), reproductive hormones, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Bloodwork. Analyzing a woman’s blood provides insight into her ovarian reserve and levels of reproductive hormones. Many women receive a blood test on Day 3 of their cycle.
Preconception genetic testing. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends genetic testing to determine if patients have any inheritable genetic conditions.
Transvaginal ultrasound. An ultrasound helps the doctor evaluate a woman’s ovaries and uterus.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). Some women require an HSG. This is a non-surgical, radiology test that can detect blockages in the fallopian tubes. It can also help identify possible uterine abnormalities, such as intrauterine adhesions, polyps or uterine fibroids.
Surgical evaluation of infertility. Minimally invasive surgical evaluations, such as laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, help doctors determine if a woman has endometriosis, uterine abnormalities or fallopian tube damage. During these evaluations, our doctors can also repair certain issues.
After these tests, a doctor at our Tennessee fertility clinic reviews the results and discusses treatment options with the woman. The treatments we provide often help women fulfill the dream of motherhood.
Learn more about our male fertility evaluations
Because fertility challenges relate to male infertility about 40% of the time, it’s important for men to receive an infertility evaluation. This testing can detect issues with the man’s sperm, hormones and genetics.
Semen analysis. Our doctors typically recommend that male patients have a semen analysis. This test helps the doctor review the quality and quantity of a man’s sperm.
Genetic testing. A low sperm count or the absence of sperm in semen may indicate chromosomal abnormalities. Genetic testing can also reveal if a man has genetic conditions that could pass to his children.
Bloodwork. Doctors often recommend a blood test for male patients to learn about the hormones that affect a man’s sperm production and sexual function.
With the expert support of our Tennessee fertility clinic, many patients overcome the struggles of infertility and reach that amazing day where they take home a healthy baby. Contact us for more information about receiving an infertility evaluation.