Many patients only need basic fertility treatments to conceive
Many people instantly think of IVF when they hear the phrase “fertility treatment.” However, only some people facing infertility will need such an advanced treatment. Basic fertility treatments at our Las Vegas fertility center can help many patients overcome fertility issues and welcome a healthy baby.
Selecting the best treatment options for patients
The best fertility treatment for you will depend on your diagnosis. For this reason, our Las Vegas fertility center performs comprehensive fertility testing on both the male and female partner. About one third of infertility cases are related to male infertility and one third are related to female fertility issues. The remaining cases are a combination of issues in both partners.
For fertility testing, men will undergo a semen analysis to evaluate their sperm. Women will need bloodwork, a transvaginal ultrasound and other tests to assess their fertility.
Age will also play a role in selecting the best fertility treatment for you. Female fertility declines with age, which makes it more difficult to conceive in your late-30s or 40s. As a result, some women will skip basic fertility treatments and move to more advanced options like IVF to have a baby later in life.
A look at basic fertility treatments for men and women
Lifestyle changes, including weight loss and giving up cigarettes, can improve fertility. The results of your fertility tests may also cause our Las Vegas fertility center to recommend basic fertility treatments to help you have a baby.
- Surgery to correct a sperm blockage in men, or remove endometriosis or polyps in women
- Medications to treat erectile dysfunction, hormonal issues or a low sperm count
- Fertility medications to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle or induce ovulation
- Intrauterine insemination to improve the odds of conception
If basic fertility treatments are unsuccessful, your doctor may recommend a more advanced option like IVF. Our team can perform IVF with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and with or without donor eggs or sperm.
Don’t wait to get a fertility evaluation
Many fertility issues can get worse over time, so it’s important to seek help from a fertility doctor at the right time. You should schedule an appointment after one year of trying, if you’re under 35. If you’re 35 or older, you should make this appointment after six months.
To learn more about basic fertility treatments or get fertility testing, contact us to schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas fertility center.