How is Female Fertility Tested?
Generally, the first step will be to determine if the woman is ovulating each month. This could be accomplished by using a home ovulation test kit, a blood test or even an ultrasound of the ovaries. If ovulation appears normal, the following tests are commonly performed:
- Hysterosalpingography. This test uses an x-ray to determine if the fallopian tubes are open and allowing the egg to pass freely. In addition, your physician will be able to detect any abnormalities inside the uterus.
- Laparoscopy. A tiny camera will be inserted into a small incision in the lower abdomen in order for the gynecologist to observe the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Your physician will also be able to see any scarring or evidence of Endometriosis.
The four female OBGYNs at Associated Women’s Healthcare are all board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are all members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They have extensive experience helping couples who are struggling to conceive. They will walk you through each step of diagnosis and find the best treatment option for you. If you’re looking for a fertility test in the Plano area, contact Associated Women’s Healthcare today to schedule an appointment by calling 972.612.8829.
What Are My Infertility Treatment Options?
The suggested treatment will depend on the type of problem, the age of the woman, and her personal preferences. Each woman is unique so not every treatment plan will be the same. The list below is far from comprehensive, but it introduces some of the most common forms of treatment.
Medications are useful in treating ovulation issues. Typically, they will attempt to regulate hormone levels. Women who take fertility drugs have an increased risk for delivering multiple children (twins, triplets, etc.)
While medication typically solves fertility issues, surgery is an option for women who have physical abnormalities in their reproductive system. A surgeon may be able to correct irregular uterine shape, remove fibroids, and clear blocked fallopian tubes.
This treatment will achieve pregnancy through manipulation of the sperm and eggs. Some women choose to have intrauterine insemination performed. This is the process of introducing millions of sperm directly into the uterus during ovulation. Other women will have an egg that has been fertilized in a lab placed into her uterus.
Treat Female Infertility in Plano, TX
Discovering the cause of female infertility can be a long and emotional process, but Associated Women’s Healthcare will be with you every step of the way. We will make it our goal to find the right solution for you and your growing family.
Schedule an Appointment with Women’s-Led Associated Women’s Healthcare
For more information about infertility tests and your treatment options, or to schedule your appointment with one of our four female gynecologists, contact Associated Women’s Healthcare today! Give our Plano, TX office a call at (972) 612-8829. We look forward to hearing from you soon!