Infertility Diagnosis

Your personalized plan begins with an accurate diagnosis

During your first visit to The Henry Ford Center for Reproductive Medicine, you will see a reproductive endocrinologist – an obstetrician-gynecologist with specialized training in reproductive hormonal disorders and infertility. We will discuss your health history, perform a medical exam, as needed, and order lab tests for both partners. Our goal is to develop a personalized testing and infertility treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Female infertility assessment

Your reproductive endocrinologist may order tests, including:

  • Hormone tests: Hormones play an important role in fertility; they stimulate egg production and help support an early pregnancy.
    • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulate the ovaries to make both hormones and eggs.
    • Estrogen (specifically estradiol) is produced by the ovary leading up to ovulation. Estrogen and progesterone are produced by the ovary after ovulation to promote embryo implantation and early pregnancy.
    • Prolactin in elevated levels can interfere with the menstrual cycle, making it harder to get pregnant.
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) controls thyroid function.
  • Ultrasound, X-ray, hysteroscopy and/or laparoscopy to look for blockages or abnormalities in the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
  • Diabetes, thyroid, genetic, immune system and other tests based on health history and physical exam findings.

Male infertility assessment

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately one-third of infertility cases are due to reproductive problems with the male partner. A male fertility assessment involves a medical history and physical examination. Tests may include:

  • Semen analysis: The amount of sperm found in a semen sample, as well as the movement and shape of sperm can affect the ability of couples to conceive.
  • Hormone tests:
    • Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) stimulate the testes to secrete testosterone and produce sperm.
    • Testosterone produced by the testes stimulates sperm production.
    • Prolactin in elevated levels reduces sperm production, reduces libido and may cause an inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
  • Ultrasound of the testicles and supporting structures to look for obstructions to sperm being released, or other abnormalities of the male reproductive organs.
  • Genetic, immune system, and other tests based on health history and physical exam findings.
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