Diagnostic testing is almost always the starting place in the world of fertility treatments. This goes for patients who have had trouble conceiving in the past, suffered a miscarriage, want to freeze their eggs or need to use donor eggs, sperm or a surrogate to build their family.
There is a huge battery of tests that doctors can choose from to assess fertility, infertility, and patient prognosis. We examine the tests you’ll likely encounter, and how they fit into diagnosis and treatment.
Male factor infertility plays a role in 30% to 50% of infertility cases, but typically receives far less attention than female infertility. Here we take a harder look at tests like the semen analysis, and treatments for varicocele, azoospermia, hormone imbalances and more.
Miscarriages are devastating, and while name implies that a woman did something wrong, that’s hardly ever the case. We examine the causes for miscarriage, and the ways in which patients can move forward medically, and emotionally, after a single loss or a pattern of recurrent pregnancy losses.