An infertility evaluation can determine why you’re struggling to conceive
1 in 8 couples will face infertility. However, an infertility evaluation and treatment can help make dreams of parenthood come true. If pregnancy isn’t coming easy for you, our experienced San Antonio OBGYN can help. With the right infertility diagnosis, you can receive the fertility treatment you need to conceive.
What causes infertility?
Many people think that infertility is only a woman’s problem. But our San Antonio OBGYNs want you to know that fertility issues be due to male problems. In both men and women, anatomical or hormonal issues can cause infertility. Age also causes male and female fertility to decline over time.
When should I seek an infertility evaluation?
Because time is of the essence when it comes to fertility, our San Antonio OBGYNs recommend that you schedule an infertility evaluation sooner rather than later. Specifically, we recommend adhering to the following guidelines.
- If you are under 35 and have been unable to conceive after one year of trying, you should visit our team.
- If you are over 35 and have been unable to conceive after six months, you should schedule an infertility evaluation.
- Should you have a history of fertility issues or risk factors for infertility, you should reach out to our San Antonio OBGYNs as soon as you want to start or grow your family. Some examples of fertility risk factors include endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycles, pelvic inflammatory disease, polycystic ovary syndrome and sexually transmitted diseases.
What happens during an infertility evaluation?
Our knowledgeable San Antonio OBGYNs can conduct several fertility tests to assess hormone levels and ovarian reserve, which is a woman’s egg supply. These tests provide critical information to make an infertility diagnosis. They also help your doctor recommend the best treatment plan for you.
If our doctor suspects that a physical problem is causing your fertility issues, your physician may perform a transvaginal ultrasound or hysterosalpingogram to assess your reproductive organs. These diagnostic tests can determine whether you have any problems with your uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.
We are able to order semen analysis and evaluate some aspects of male factor infertility as well.
Although it can be upsetting to receive a diagnosis of infertility, there is hope. By determining what is causing your fertility issues, our San Antonio OBGYNs can recommend fertility treatments. They can also make a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist for more advanced treatment options that can help you bring home a healthy baby.
Contact us for more information or an appointment with our team. Our compassionate and experienced physicians are excited to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood.
Joseph Garza, MD
Meet Joseph Garza MD,
an experienced San Antonio fertility doctor