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Fertility Testing

Fertility Testing

There are several different types of fertility testing available to help decide the appropriate type of treatment you need for infertility. Below are links to the most common types of tests we do in our office. Our staff will be happy to discuss these tests in more depth if you have any further questions.

Hormones control every step in achieving pregnancy-from stimulating the development of an egg to ovulation and implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. Hormonal evaluation studies help identify hormonal imbalances that may impair your fertility.

A saline infusion sonogram (SIS) is performed to make sure the endometrial cavity (inside of the uterus) is normal.  This may be done prior to an IVF cycle or as part of an evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss or causes of irregular menstrual cycles or chronic pelvic pain.

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) uses x-rays and a special dye to examine the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes to detect scar tissue, polyps, fibroids and other growths that may block the tubes or prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

Semen analysis testing will tell the doctor the number of sperm in the semen (your sperm count), whether they are normal (morphology), and how well they swim (motility).


Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows the doctor to look at the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes and is helpful in diagnosing fibroids, scar tissue (adhesions), endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes. 

Hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure to evaluate women with infertility, recurrent miscarriage, or abnormal uterine bleeding and is helpful in diagnosing abnormal uterine conditions such as internal fibroids, scarring, polyps and congenital malformations.

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