Female Infertility Evaluation & Treatment in North Jersey

How is Female Infertility Tested?

Generally, the first step will be to determine if the woman is ovulating each month. This could be accomplished by using a home ovulation test kit, a blood test or even an ultrasound of the ovaries. If ovulation appears normal, the following tests are commonly performed:

  • Hysterosalpingography. This test uses an x-ray to determine if the fallopian tubes are open and allowing the egg to pass freely. In addition, your physician will be able to detect any abnormalities inside of the uterus.
  • Laparoscopy. A tiny camera will be inserted into a small incision in the lower abdomen in order for the doctor to observe the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. Your physician will also be able to see any scarring or evidence of Endometriosis.
 


Infertility Treatment Options

The suggested treatment will depend on the the type of problem, the age of the woman and her personal preferences. Each woman is unique so not every treatment plan will be the same. The list below is far from comprehensive, but it introduces some of the most common forms of treatment.

Medication

Medications are useful in treating ovulation issues. Typically, they will attempt to regulate hormone levels. Women who take fertility drugs have an increased risk for delivering multiple children (twins, triplets, etc.)

Surgery

While medication typically solves fertility issues, surgery is an option for women who have physical abnormalities in their reproductive system. A surgeon may be able to correct irregular uterine shape, remove fibroids and clear blocked fallopian tubes.

 


Treat Female Infertility at OB/GYN Associates North Jersey

Discovering the cause of female infertility can be a long and emotional process, but OB/GYN Associates North Jersey will be with you every step of the way. We will make it our goal to find the right solution for you and your growing family. To book an appointment, please call (201) 869 5488.

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