Fertility testing matters more than you may realize
So, you’ve made your first appointment at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV). To start the process, you’ll talk to one of our Las Vegas fertility specialists and undergo some diagnostic testing. But why is this necessary? Can’t you just start with artificial insemination or IVF? Fertility testing matters because reaching the right fertility diagnosis increases your odds of bringing home a healthy baby. Our team is here to explain why.
When using fertility treatments to grow your family, fertility testing matters
You might have heard that your friend had great success with Clomid or intrauterine insemination (IUI). You’re the same age, so why can’t you just start with those treatments yourself. Every person is unique, and this is especially true when it comes to fertility.
For example, women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. While all women lose eggs over time, it’s not always at the same rate. That’s why some women experience premature menopause, and others can conceive in their late-30s and even early-40s.
Additionally, some women come to us and are surprised to learn they have a fertility issue like endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes. They might also discover that their male partner has a low sperm count. Without the right fertility diagnosis, they would waste time and money trying to conceive with the wrong treatments for them. This is why fertility testing matters.
What does fertility testing involve?
After taking a medical history from both partners, our Las Vegas fertility specialists perform a physical examination. They also order female and male diagnostic testing. Typically, the man will provide a semen sample for a semen analysis. The woman will undergo bloodwork and tests to assess the uterine environment (transvaginal ultrasound, sonohysterogram and hysterosalpingogram). This information can help our doctors make the right fertility diagnosis and design a customized treatment plan for each patient.
Clearly, fertility testing matters for patients who want the best chance of conceiving a healthy baby. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more.