Moving forward after an unexplained infertility diagnosis
With infertility, some cases are more clear-cut than others. For patients trying to conceive with unexplained infertility, the uncertainty can lead to disappointment and frustration. Our Newport Beach fertility doctors, Robert Anderson MD and Don Royster MD, see this type of infertility as only a temporary roadblock. Our entire team will work with you and your partner to determine the best steps forward and help you create a viable path to parenthood.
A review of infertility basics
During infertility testing, our doctors aim to find out why patients are struggling to conceive. They can typically pinpoint female infertility, male factor infertility or a combination of the two in most cases. However, some patients receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. This occurs when there is no clear reason why someone is unable to get pregnant.
What unexplained infertility means
If your physician makes this diagnosis, the reality is the extensive fertility testing we perform shows no specific reason for your fertility challenges. A variety of factors can affect your ability to conceive. Our fertility evaluations look to identify these potential issues. Generally, our Newport Beach fertility doctors include the following tests as part of a complete fertility assessment.
- Bloodwork to review hormone levels
- An ultrasound to visualize the uterus and ovaries
- Semen analysis to rule out male fertility issues
- A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to verify the health of the fallopian tubes
If the results of these tests come back and everything appears normal, your doctor will confirm an unexplained infertility diagnosis.
We offer several effective fertility treatment options
Although it can be more challenging to conceive with unexplained infertility, our doctors can develop a comprehensive plan to help you have a successful pregnancy. Modern reproductive technology allows us to offer therapies, such as fertility medication with timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Sometimes, these initial treatments don’t produce results, so our doctors may recommend moving to in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Even with this diagnosis, you don’t have to lose hope. Our Newport Beach fertility doctors will work with you to build a customized fertility treatment plan. Contact our office for questions or to schedule an appointment.