In order to proceed with any fertility treatment, it’s essential that you undergo a series of testing and assessments. This will allow our fertility specialists to draw up a treatment plan that gives you the highest chance at a successful outcome.
Everyone! It is standard practice for us to assess each patient we treat. The reason for doing this is so that we can have a clear understanding of your fertility health. This will allow us to come up with the best treatment plan for you. If you have had testing recently and have the results, we may not need to repeat them again.
The AMH test measures the amount of anti-müllerian hormone in the blood. AMH can provide information about the ovarian reserve, the quantity of eggs that are left.
During fertility testing, an ultrasound scan can provide valuable information on the ovaries, endometrial lining, the uterus and the ovarian reserve. A specialised ultrasound called a HyCoSy (with link to that page on that word) can also be used to evaluate the uterine shape in more detail, and determine whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked.
A HyCoSy (short for Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography) is a safe and efficient procedure used to investigate infertility by looking at the cavity of the uterus and the fallopian tubes during a transvaginal ultrasound scan. If either the cavity or the tubes are damaged, it may prevent you from becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus in order to search for conditions which could inhibit becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. It’s carried out using a hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end. Images are sent to a monitor so that your fertility specialist can see inside your uterus.
Yes. Without thorough testing and assessment, we have no way of determining the correct treatment path for you. Once we have a clear picture of your medical and fertility health, we will be able to assist you with a treatment plan that will give you the best chance at a successful pregnancy.
Knowledge is power. Finding out the reason for infertility can oftentimes allow for a simple solution. No matter what we find out through the fertility tests, our team will do their best to assist you in your dream of becoming a parent.