Learn what our team might say when you ask, “Do I need IVF?”
When patients first visit our Las Vegas fertility doctors, the only fertility treatment that many of them have heard of is in vitro fertilization. As a result, these patients might start their first appointment by asking, “Do I need IVF?”
While in vitro fertilization is a highly effective treatment, it isn’t the only option that can help you conceive. In fact, many patients can conceive with more-basic treatments, such as fertility medications and intrauterine insemination (IUI). However, if you are one of the candidates for IVF, this treatment can play an important role in helping you bring home a baby.
How will our doctors determine whether in vitro fertilization is right for you?
Diagnosing infertility using various tests is the first step before answering the question, “Do I need IVF?” In fact, before our Las Vegas fertility doctors recommend any treatment plan, they perform comprehensive diagnostic testing. By making an accurate diagnosis, our team is able to help suggest the best treatment to help you start or grow your family.
For women, this testing may involve bloodwork to assess hormone levels and a transvaginal ultrasound. Our doctors may also order tests like a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or HyCoSy to learn more about the fallopian tubes and the uterus.
For men, a semen analysis is the most common tool for diagnosing infertility.
The test results play an important role in diagnosing infertility and help your doctor determine whether you’re a good candidate for IVF.
Do I need IVF?
The only way to know for sure whether in vitro fertilization is right for you is to meet with one of our Las Vegas fertility doctors to review your diagnostic testing and needs. However, the following types of patients can often benefit from IVF.
- Women over 35 who have been unable to conceive for over six months
- Patients with a diagnosis like endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or tubal infertility
- Men with severe male fertility issues like a very low sperm count
- Couples who have had multiple miscarriages or multiple failed treatment cycles
In vitro fertilization is also necessary for women who want to conceive using their frozen eggs as well as for single men and many LGBTQ+ couples. We also recommend it when a patient wants to have genetic testing on their embryos or pursue gender selection (family balancing).
If you’re still asking, “Do I need IVF?” it might be time to visit a doctor at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas. Contact us today to make an appointment.