The first step for any fertility patient is to assess possible causes for infertility. We work with each patient and their insurance to determine the means of diagnostic testing that is both most cost-effective and beneficial to your treatment plan.
Some patients arrive at Houston Fertility Center with usable test results from their primary care OB/Gyn.
Houston Fertility Center staff frequently collaborates with referring physicians from all over Texas, even for patients who choose IVF as their treatment.
Common Infertility Issues Diagnosed
A problem with the ovary where the egg is not matured or released properly. Many things can cause ovulatory dysfunction including, Hypothalamic Hypogonadism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hyperandrogenism, Hyperprolactinemia, Hyperthyroidism, Luteal Phase Defect, and Premature Ovarian Failure.
Any woman who has had two or more first trimester pregnancy losses.
Congenital Pelvic Abnormalities
Some patients may be born with structural birth defects of the vagina or uterus. Some of these defects can be easily corrected with minor surgery prior to achieving pregnancy.
Uterine lining tissue found outside the uterus, often inside the peritoneal cavity on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, bowels and bladder. Endometriosis is a major cause of infertility. Treatments include laser surgery by Laparoscope, and medical management.
Any menstrual bleeding pattern that does not follow the typical twenty eight day cycle. This can include frequent bleeding occurring more often than twenty eight days, bleeding less frequent than twenty eight days, or no menstrual bleeding at all.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
The formation of cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing. This is due to a hormonal imbalance in the ovary.