New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine
Tests and Diagnosis
Female Infertility Tests and Diagnosis
Female Infertility Tests and Diagnosis Center Near Salem, VA
At The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine, we provide female infertility diagnosis and tests, and we’re available to patients in the Salem VA area and beyond. Come see us or contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
Here at The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine, we’re able to offer a high level of service for patients in the Salem area who need infertility tests, diagnosis, and other related services. Our labs are both CAP- & CLIA-certified and we only employ highly skilled andrology and embryology technicians to perform the tests and techniques required in a facility like ours. We’re able to provide ultrasounds, hysteroscopies, and more. Connect with our clinic today to learn more about infertility tests, diagnosis, and how else we can help you!
Which women should get tested for infertility?
There are many women that really should consider getting tested for infertility. One category of women who should get tested is those women less than 35 years old who are having regular menstrual cycles after one year of trying to conceive (without success). Another group is women 35 or older with six months of trying to conceive (without success).
There are other women who should consider getting tested, like those of any age who have or are suspected to have endometriosis, PCO or PCOS (polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovarian syndrome), repeat miscarriages, high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, or uterine anomalies like uterine didelphys.
It’s also important for many partners to consider that sometimes a man should be tested for infertility, like when a man hasn’t been able to get a partner pregnant after over a year.
What are the causes for female infertility?
There are a number of reasons why a patient or partners are unable to achieve pregnancy or maintain pregnancy. In order to achieve pregnancy, there must be sufficient egg supply, the woman must be able to ovulate and release an egg from an ovary, the egg must be able to travel to and through the fallopian tube, and then the egg must be exposed to sperm. All that describes less than half of the factors involved in pregnancy. If there are any issues in the process, pregnancy may not happen at all. For example, if there’s a fallopian tube blockage or a physical problem with the uterus, this can prevent pregnancy.
We’re able to test for and diagnose female infertility here at The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine.
How do doctors test for female infertility?
At our clinic, the tests we provide for female infertility include:
- Hormone tests – To test for the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or the anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
- Ultrasound/physical examination – To identify or rule out general physical problems, and to evaluate the uterus and ovaries
- HSG – A hysterosalpingogram which is an X-ray of the fallopian tubes
- Hysteroscopy – An HSC uses a small tube with a tiny camera on it to check for defects in the uterine cavity (can be done to diagnose endometrial polyps and other issues)
- Endometrial biopsy – To determine if ovulation has occurred and if other circumstances for pregnancy are present
- ERA – Endometrial receptivity analysis to determine the receptivity of the endometrium
Do you have a female infertility test and diagnosis center near Salem VA?
Yes, we do! The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine provides testing and diagnosis near you. We’re located at OCEANA PLACE 448 Viking Drive, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452, and you can reach us at (757) 496-5370.
We invite you to call us today to learn more or to book a consultation with us! You’re also invited to book a consultation with us online if you like. We’d be happy to hear from you if you need an infertility test or a diagnosis, or if you have any questions for us at all.