Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment
What to expect….
If you are at a point where you feel you should seek help, at first, it may feel overwhelming. Certainly, this is not something anyone expected to go through. Treatment varies from simple intervention to more advanced therapies. However, if you follow instructions and focus on doing your part, you will find that it is not as scary as it looks at first! This statement is an observation from Terry and Eddie’s personal journey, and Mandell’s 25+ years servicing fertility patients. At Mandell’s, we will work closely with your physician’s office to achieve the mutual goal of making this process as seamless as possible and ensuring that you have access to a trained professional 24/7 to help answer any questions and address any concerns.
At first, your physician will conduct a detailed consultation to document your medical history. It is important to be open and honest with your RE so that they have a clear picture of your particular condition. Depending on your history, age and other factors, your physician will then order blood work and tests.
Blood work will help determine any hormonal issues that you may have. Other tests that your doctor may consider may include a hysterosalpingoram, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and/or a sonogram. An endometrial biopsy is another possibility. The male patient will undergo a semen analysis to identify any male factor issues.
Throughout your treatment, make sure to ask questions so that you understand all of your options. We have found that the well informed patient who takes an active role in her treatment and is well organized and prepared usually experiences less stress, which is an important factor. If you have any questions about your medication, make sure to contact your doctor, nurse or Mandell’s before administration. We are available 24/7 and would prefer to advise you before administration so that you are certain and confident during your treatment. Never hesitate to call us, we are here and always available to help!!
Your physician will determine whether you need a simple Clomid cycle, IUI, IVF or other treatment and will discuss your options with you.