Workup for Female and Male Infertility

Workup for Female and Male Infertility 2018-01-27T08:40:35+00:00

Workup for Female and Male Infertility


It’s the most common question men and women ask when they can’t conceive. They want to know why they can’t have a baby or carry it to term, and it’s our job to find the answers.

When you go through a workup for female or male infertility, you will finally get the answer to that burning question. Then, you can take the next steps to having a healthy baby.

Workup for Female Infertility

If you cannot get pregnant after a year of trying, you are dealing with infertility issues. We will work with you to get to the bottom of the problem.

This begins with a history and physical. The physical examination includes a pelvic ultrasound to look for abnormalities in the reproductive system. This helps us determine if you will benefit from medications to stimulate your ovaries.

An assessment of the ovarian reserve is also conducted during the workup. Our team analyses the remaining egg supplies via blood testing and an ultrasound.

The ovulation assessment is next. Close to a quarter of female ovulation issues are caused by an ovulation disorder. We evaluate your body temperature to determine if you have an ovulation issue. If you do, we work to fix it so you can conceive a child.

Structural problems could also be at the root of your infertility issue. In fact, close to a quarter of women cannot conceive due to structural problems. We use a hysterosalpingogram to test the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes.

Your workup might also include:

  • Laparoscopy

  • Ovarian Function Test

  • Infection Disease Testing

  • Immunity Screening

We will also test your partner to make sure he isn’t the cause of the fertility issue.

Most men who suffer from infertility do so because of low sperm counts or poor sperm mobility. In fact, that’s true in 90 percent of all cases. That is why our male infertility workup focus on sperm count and mobility.

We begin with a medical history and physical examination of the male reproductive system. Then, we move forward with a semen analysis. You will need to provide a semen sample, and we will check the movement, shape, and number of sperm.

You also might have to undergo a scrotal ultrasound. Our team will examine the mass of vessels to see if there is an issue.

Hormone testing is also common with a male infertility workup. We draw blood and check the hormones to see if they are impeding sperm production.

You also might undergo:

  • Post-Ejaculation Urinalysis

  • Testicular Biopsy

  • Genetic Testing

  • Transrectal Ultrasound

  • Specialized Sperm Function Test

It’s important to have a full workup if you’re dealing with a fertility issue. Contact us for a free phone consultation so we can get a better understanding of what you are going through. Then, we can schedule your workup. We can also schedule a Skype session so we can talk to you face to face before you take the next step. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible as you move along your fertility journey.