Among the women in the reproductive age, many women have trouble getting or staying pregnant. Infertility is often defined as not being able to get pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. To treat infertility, it is important to have an accurate diagnosis. To diagnose female infertility, the top infertility specialist in Los Angeles, Pacific Reproductive Center uses a variety of techniques.
The best infertility treatment doctor in Irvine doctor will take a complete medical history to gain insight into your fertility problems. It includes medical, surgical, obstetric, and gynecological information that is relevant to your case.
The infertility specialist in Los Angeles will conduct a detailed physical examination. A pelvic ultrasound is done to help assess for any abnormalities of the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and/or uterus.
Assessment of the Ovarian Reserve
An assessment of the woman’s remaining egg supply, which is referred to as the ovarian reserve is also done by the best infertility doctors in Los Angeles at Pacific Reproductive Center. This is done using blood testing and ultrasound:
• Blood – Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol (estrogen) levels
• Ultrasound – Used to assess ovarian volume and follicle count
To get pregnant, the woman must be ovulating appropriately. Around one-fourth of all female infertility is related to an ovulation disorder, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ovulation assessment can be done by evaluating body temperature.
Various blood tests are required including:
- Day 3 FSH
- Thyroid hormone levels
- Lupus anticoagulant
- Anti-cardiolipin antibody (ACL)
Because about 25% of all infertility is related to a structural problem, the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is used to assess the fallopian tubes, as well as the anatomy of the endometrial cavity.
Ovarian Function Tests
Ovarian function is assessed by the leading infertility treatment specialist in Irvine and a transvaginal ultrasound may be used to count the small resting follicles.
Infectious Disease Testing and Immunity Screening
The infertility specialist in Los Angeles will assess forHepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C antibody, HIV, Syphilis, Rubella, Blood type and Rh factor.
To consult the best infertility treatment center in Los Angeles at Pacific Reproductive Center, call 866-423-2645 or visit: pacificreproductivecenter.com TODAY.