The providers at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., offer comprehensive and compassionate fertility services for women or couples who can’t conceive.
They recommend seeking a diagnostic fertility evaluation if you’ve been having unprotected sex for at least a year without conception. If you’re over 35, you might need fertility care if you’ve been trying to conceive for six months without success.
You should also speak with a gynecologist if you can become pregnant but experience miscarriages.
There are several fertility tests the providers at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., offer to pinpoint the possible causes of infertility.
During your comprehensive evaluation, your provider performs a standard gynecologic exam to check your reproductive organs for inflammation or other abnormalities. They might also order testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that can interfere with fertility.
Blood work is an essential part of fertility testing. After drawing a sample of your blood, the providers test the levels of hormones like:
You might also need blood work on certain days of the month to test your follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH). This helps your provider estimate the number of eggs you have in reserve in your ovaries and the quality of the eggs. High levels of FSH can mean you have fewer eggs available for fertilization.
In addition to a physical exam and blood testing, the providers at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., offer diagnostic technologies to further evaluate your reproductive health.
If blood tests aren’t enough to identify the cause of infertility, your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provider can use other diagnostic technologies to evaluate your reproductive organs, such as:
An ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of your organs and identify ovarian cysts or fibroids that are contributing to your difficulties getting pregnant.
An ultrasound along with blood work can also identify polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility.
HSG is a diagnostic test that checks for blockages in your fallopian tubes. The providers can also use HSG to evaluate the shape of your uterus.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure you might need if other tests can’t diagnose the cause of infertility. You might also need a laparoscopy to treat blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis.
If you need a diagnostic workup for infertility, schedule an appointment online or by calling the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office nearest you today.