With the correct diagnosis, your chances of becoming pregnant increase significantly. At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), the search for a diagnosis begins with your first visit to one of our four conveniently located fertility centers and your appointment with one of our fertility doctors (board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists).
The cause (s) of infertility can be diagnosed through an extensive and comprehensive infertility workup on both partners, (if there is a partner involved.) For a woman, the tests focus on whether or not she is ovulating and any undiagnosed abnormalities in her fallopian tubes or uterus such as polyps, fibroids or scarring from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Men should expect a semen analysis to be ordered by his physician and blood work to rule out any impediments to male fertility, including low or abnormal sperm count.
Chances are you may have already seen a physician about your fertility issues, and you may have had some preliminary lab work done. Bring those results and your complete medical records to your first appointment so one of our fertility specialists can review them and discuss your reproductive history. All of our physicians are dually board-certified in OB/GYN, and reproductive endocrinology & infertility, greatly improving your chances of receiving a proper diagnosis.
A crucial part of the diagnosis process for women is a thorough physical exam, including a transvaginal ultrasound and blood work. The physical exam and ultrasound can check for tubal and pelvic disease as well as cervical issues. Other diagnostic tests include a uterine evaluation which could be a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), or a saline infusion ultrasound also known as a SIS or SHG, cervical cultures and infectious disease blood tests. With the correct diagnosis, you are on the path to building your family. At RMA of Connecticut we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams of pregnancy and parenthood.