Fertility Testing

Fertility Testing near New Orleans LA

If you’re struggling to conceive a child, it may be time to consider fertility testing. Fertility testing can help determine the cause of your infertility and provide essential information that your fertility specialist at the Fertility Institute of New Orleans uses to create a customized treatment plan.

Individuals and couples around New Orleans, Louisiana, can rely on our fertility specialists to help them grow their families.

When Should I Seek Out Fertility Testing?

Both men and women can struggle with fertility. It can be stressful not to understand what’s happening with your body. Our fertility specialists will do our best to get you some answers and provide a fertility treatment that helps you create your dream family.

We recommend you consider fertility testing for you and your partner if:

  • You are a woman under 35 years old who has been unable to conceive after one year.
  • You are a woman 35 or older who has been unable to conceive after six months.
  • You are a woman over 40 years old who has been unable to conceive after three months.
  • You are a woman with known reproductive disorders, such as endometriosis or fibroids.

If you or your partner has experienced recurrent miscarriages or a family history of infertility, fertility testing is recommended regardless of how long you have been trying.

What To Expect During Fertility Testing

When beginning the fertility testing process, you will meet with a fertility specialist who will review your and your partner’s medical and family history. These histories are important because they may contain information about the cause of your infertility that your fertility specialist can follow up on.

Fertility testing will also include the following:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging
  • Semen Analysis
  • Urine Tests
  • Physical exams

Blood and urine tests are helpful for monitoring hormone levels. Hormone imbalances can lead to fertility issues, including sperm and egg production.

A semen analysis allows your fertility specialist to review the number of sperm present, how well they move, and their shape. Properly formed sperm increases the chances of successfully conceiving a child.

Imaging and physical exams help determine if there is a structural cause of infertility. Structural causes of infertility can include blockages that prevent sperm from being part of semen or adhesions in the uterus from a condition like endometriosis.

How Long Does Fertility Testing Take?

How long fertility testing takes may depend on the type of tests that your fertility specialist recommends. For women, fertility testing, on average, takes a few menstrual cycles to complete. Your specialist will gather information from different points in your cycle to properly evaluate hormone levels, ovarian functioning, and the number of remaining eggs.

Fertility testing for men will take less time. Your fertility specialist will likely request blood work and semen samples in order to determine the cause of male infertility.

Request an Appointment for Fertility Testing

If you and your partner want to discuss fertility testing with a fertility specialist, request an appointment at The Fertility Institute. Our fertility doctors help patients across New Orleans, LA, grow their families with personalized fertility treatments. Take your next steps to parenthood by scheduling fertility testing today.

Need Help with Financing Your Treatment Plan?

We provide various financing options to help make your reproductive journey as affordable as possible. Learn more about the resources available to you.