Infertility has numerous possible causes, some easy to resolve and others more challenging. Visit board-certified OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, at PWH Fertility Evaluations in Mission, Texas, to assess your fertility for the future or find out why you can’t conceive now. After identifying any problems, Dr. Mohsin explains all your options and offers her expert advice. Call PWH Fertility Evaluations or schedule a women’s fertility evaluation online today.
A women’s fertility evaluation determines if you’ve potential barriers to conception. You might wish to have a fertility evaluation because you’ve been trying to conceive and haven’t after a year (or six months if you’re over 35). Or you might have an existing condition that you know could affect fertility, like endometriosis.
Women’s fertility evaluations aren’t just for people with infertility. They’re also helpful for those who want to know about their future fertility so they can plan for proactive interventions.
Infertility isn’t always a women’s problem — many men have fertility issues, so both prospective parents should undergo an evaluation.
Your fertility evaluation begins with a medical history review. A personal or family history of conditions like pelvic pain or endometriosis and a history of gonorrhea, chlamydia, or other sexually transmitted diseases can create blocked tubes that prevent conception. Dr. Mohsin also performs a pelvic exam to look for signs of gynecological problems.
In addition, you might need one or more diagnostic procedures, such as:
Blood tests can identify androgen, estrogen, and progesterone (reproductive hormone) imbalances that could affect fertility.
Ultrasound uses soundwave technology to create inner reproductive organ images. These help Dr. Mohsin identify problems in the uterus and fallopian tubes.
An HSG employs advanced, low-dose X-ray technology to locate reproductive system blockages. It uses moving X-ray images and a contrast dye injection highlighting parts of the uterine cavity.
Endometrial biopsies collect small tissue samples from the endometrium (uterine lining). Biopsy lab analysis can identify infections and inflammation and see if your uterus is ready for fertilized egg implantation.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where Dr. Mohsin uses a camera on a flexible tube (laparoscope) to view your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes in detail. A diagnostic laparoscopy identifies problems that other fertility tests may not.
When your evaluation is complete, Dr. Mohsin will discuss your results and recommend the next steps. If no physical causes for infertility exist, your partner may be the one with a problem. Or it could be a lifestyle or psychological issue rather than something physical.
Call PWH Fertility Evaluations today to learn more about women’s fertility evaluations or schedule a consultation using the online booking form.