Female Infertility Testing Near Oklahoma City
At Dr. Michael Glass’ office in Edmond, OK, he specializes in female infertility treatment. Dr. Glass understands how difficult and stressful the situation can be and will do everything he can to put you on the road to success. With state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate team, Dr. Glass can accurately diagnose and treat any female infertility issues. Call (405) 341-9996 to schedule an appointment today.
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 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.
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.)
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.
This treatment will achieve pregnancy through the manipulation of the sperm and eggs. Some women choose to have intrauterine insemination performed. This is the process of introducing millions of sperm directly into the uterus during ovulation. Other women will have an egg that has been fertilized in a lab placed into her uterus.
Schedule an Appointment for Female Infertility Treatment in Edmond, OK
Discovering the cause of female infertility can be a long and emotional process, but Dr. Michael Glass will be with you every step of the way. He will make it his goal to find the right solution for you and your growing family. To book an appointment, please call (405) 341-9996.