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Should You Undergo Infertility Testing Before IVF?

Think you and your partner are facing infertility? Before seeking infertility treatment such as North Houston IVF at our Kingwood or The Woodlands IVF clinics, the first step is to get tested. In this article, our fertility specialists will discuss when is the right time to get tested for infertility.

Why Get Tested For Infertility Before Undergoing North Houston IVF?

IVF is a popular infertility treatment, but first you need to determine if you need it. Fertility tests can be conducted in a number of ways, each of which helps doctors determine whether a couple is facing infertility, what is causing it, and what are the best options for them going forward. 

When Should You Get Fertility Testing Done?

If you and your partner have attempted to get pregnant for over a year with no results, then it may be time for both of you to get tested so you can better understand what’s going on. Sometimes it just takes a while to get pregnant, so seeking testing after just a few months of trying isn’t necessary. However, if you’re a woman over 35 who hasn’t had any success getting pregnant for 6 months, this is a good time to get tested.

How Do Fertility Tests Work?

A fertility test starts out with your doctor asking you and your partner about your medical and sexual histories and then completing a physical. Following this, the doctor may evaluate a woman’s eggs, uterus, and fallopian tubes with a pelvic exam and ultrasound. 

For men, their sperm and semen may be evaluated through a semen analysis, which will give the doctor insight on sperm count, sperm quality/shape/size, sperm speed, and the amount of seminal fluid.

In the event that the answer isn’t found with these exams, there are additional exams that may be administered. Our specialists in our Kingwood IVF and The Woodlands IVF clinics want to assure you that there is no need to get discouraged. Infertility is complex, but there is a possibility you can surpass it with North Houston IVF.

Once You Learn Why You Can’t Get Pregnant, What’s Next?

The type of fertility treatment plan we recommend to you will depend on the test results. We may recommend In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or other, less common (but still effective) treatments. It all depends on the individual.

HART Fertility Is Committed To Helping Infertile Couples Get Pregnant With North Houston IVF

Whether you are in or near Kingwood or The Woodlands, our North Houston fertility clinic is committed to supporting you in your pursuit of pregnancy. If you would like to undergo fertility treatment, then please request an appointment with our IVF specialists. We will work with you to determine which fertility methods may work best for you.