Discover how we help patients move past the barrier of unexplained infertility
Doctors at our fertility center in Oklahoma use comprehensive tests and effective fertility treatments to help patients move past unexplained infertility. According to ASRM, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 5% to 10% of couples trying to become pregnant don’t have an infertility diagnosis.
Not knowing why they are struggling to conceive can add to the stress of women and men hoping to welcome a child into their family. Our clinic is here to support patients in overcoming this fertility barrier and fulfilling the dream of parenthood through fertility treatments.
Fertility tests are the first step in developing a treatment plan
Fertility evaluations are an important first step when a patient has unexplained infertility. These tests help doctors rule out common fertility issues and thoroughly evaluate a patient’s reproductive system.
Bloodwork. Blood tests allow doctors to assess a patient’s reproductive hormones, which can provide information about ovarian reserve in women, sexual function in men, and other aspects of a patient’s fertility health.
Transvaginal ultrasound. Ultrasound can reveal important insights about a woman’s uterus, such as the number of egg follicles she has, the shape of the uterus, and any abnormal growths such as fibroids.
Hysterosalpingogram, or HSG. This simple radiology procedure can help doctors detect potential blockages in the fallopian tubes, in addition to intrauterine adhesions, scar tissue, endometrial polyps and fibroids.
Laparoscopy. A patient might require this minimally invasive surgical evaluation if the doctor suspects she has endometriosis, scar tissue or fibroids.
Semen analysis. A semen analysis provides information about the quality and quantity of a man’s sperm.
After fertility testing is complete, a doctor at our fertility center in Oklahoma reviews results with patients and helps them determine next steps.
We provide effective treatments for patients with unexplained infertility
When fertility tests don’t result in an infertility diagnosis, there are still various treatments that can support patients struggling to conceive. We offer fertility treatments that assist ovulation, the sperm fertilizing an egg, the implantation of an embryo in the uterus, and other aspects of conception.
Intrauterine insemination, or IUI. This is one of the simplest, most affordable fertility treatments. It consists of the doctor using a catheter to transfer sperm from a woman’s partner, or donor, into her uterus around the time of ovulation.
IUI with an ovulation induction medication. If the doctor suspects the female patient might have ovulation issues, they might have her take clomiphene citrate (Clomid) or gonadotropin injections leading up to the IUI. The woman will be carefully monitored throughout this process to reduce the risk of becoming pregnant with multiples.
In vitro fertilization, or IVF. If a patient with no infertility diagnosis doesn’t become pregnant through IUI, the doctor might recommend IVF, as it allows fertility specialists to support each aspect of conception. This treatment involves the patient taking ovulation-induction medications to cause numerous egg follicles to mature.
The doctor then retrieves the mature eggs and sends them to the IVF lab, where an embryologist fertilizes them with sperm from the patient’s partner or sperm donor. Next, the doctor transfers a resulting embryo into the patient’s uterus.
Many patients at our fertility center in Oklahoma overcome unexplained fertility challenges after utilizing one or more of these effective treatments.
Contact us for more information about fertility treatments.