Are you thinking about starting your journey into parenthood? A fertility assessment and evaluation can help you gain a better understanding of your fertility potential. Whether you are actively trying to conceive or just want to plan for your future, you can schedule an assessment at Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago, IL.
Testing both women and men can help to greatly improve your chances for a successful pregnancy by determining the cause of a couple’s infertility. A comprehensive infertility assessment can help provide you with answers to many questions you might have. If you aren’t quite ready to start a family but would still like a more in-depth look at where you are in your reproductive cycle, RMI can help.
Learn about what goes into fertility assessments and evaluations, and contact us to schedule your appointment!
What Is a Fertility Assessment?
The fertility experts at RMI are pleased to offer a comprehensive fertility assessment for $90.00. For women, the tests performed in this assessment can help to evaluate the anatomy of the uterus and ovaries, as well as the ovarian reserve (or the ability to produce healthy eggs). We include a thorough review of your family history, personal and medical situation, and prior fertility testing. Many different diagnostic tests look for underlying issues. These tests include:
- Bloodwork consisting of FSH and Estradiol
- Ultrasound – Antra Follicle Count
- Semen analysis
If you decide to seek fertility care with RMI and schedule a new patient consultation, the $90 will be offered as a credit on your account.
After the tests have been performed, you will be provided a letter of interpretation. Though these results do not guarantee your ability to conceive, they can give you an indication of where you are in your fertility timeline. Knowing your reproductive health can help you take control of your fertility options.
Fertility Tests for Women
Outside of the Fertility Assessment offered at a reduced price, RMI offers an extensive workup to evaluate the fertility of a woman. Blood levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Estradiol (E2) will be measured, and a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound with antral follicle count will be performed. Infertility affects around 15% of the population, about 7.5 million people. You’re not alone. After a consultation with our team, you can expect the following steps throughout your evaluation and fertility testing:
- Vaginal ultrasound
- Follicle-stimulating hormone measurement
- Estradiol level
- Anti-Mullerian hormone level (AMH) test
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone level (TSH)
- Prolactin level
- Genetic Panel
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to evaluate fallopian tubes and uterus
- Hysterosonogram (HSN) to evaluate the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes
- FemVue Hysterosalpingogram (Sono HSG) for uterine anatomy and tubal patency defects
Fertility Tests for Men
Did you know that about 40% of infertility issues for couples looking to conceive can be attributed to the male side? It’s important to rule out any possible abnormalities throughout the fertility assessment. We conduct a semen analysis. For men, the assessment can help to determine the health of sperm. We’ll measure for:
- Quality of semen
- Number of sperm
- Motility – progressive movement of sperm
- Morphology – size and shape
Before performing a semen analysis, men should abstain from any sexual activity for 2-5 days.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Fertility and conception can be troubling and confusing times for couples. At Reproductive Medicine Institute, we have a combined experience of over 20 years to help you. We understand that every patient has unique needs and a unique story. Since 2008, we’ve been helping patients with their fertility and conception troubles. Studying infertility and identifying any outlying issues helps us help you on your journey. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your fertility assessment.