If you are under the age of 35 and you and your partner have been trying to conceive for one year without success; or if you are over the age of 35 and have been unsuccessful after trying to conceive for six months, it is time to seek medical treatment for infertility.

The first step in overcoming infertility is to perform what is called the infertility evaluation. We realize that most patients have limited resources to dedicate to building a family and our philosophy is to treat patients as quickly, effectively and inexpensively as possible…making the best use of all available resources. The main concern during the evaluation is to only conduct the tests that will give the physician clues to the cause of infertility and ultimately lead to the development of an effective treatment plan. There are a number of tests that have traditionally been run as part of the initial work up but may be unnecessary in many cases, such as the diagnostic laparoscopy, post coital test and endometrial biopsy.

The results of the evaluation lead the physician to determine the cause of infertility which is most often related to age, ovulatory disorder, tubal factor or male factor.

History and Physical
Male Fertility Evaluation
Hormone Evaluation
HSG
Laparoscopy
Post Coital Test
Endometrial Biopsy
Basic Infertility Workup
Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment Pathway
Determining Ovarian Reserve
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Quick Facts.
Rule-out Age Related Fertility Problems
Hormone testing and transvaginal ultrasound can pinpoint age related reduction in fertility.
Infertility Testing
Although many couples do not have insurance coverage for fertility treatment, the medical evaluation is usually covered. Your insurance benefits will be explored/determined prior to your first visit.
How long does it take?
An infertility evaluation can usually be completed in 1-2 months. If your tests indicate potential problems, additional tests may require a longer evaluation period.
Who tests first?
After careful review of your medical history, testing may proceed on one or both partners. However, a thorough evaluation of both partners must be considered prior to initiating treatment.
American College of Embryology

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