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Infertility Testing in Boca Raton & Aventura

Pre-Treatment Screening for Your Fertility

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we pride ourselves on not only our degree of thoroughness but our compassionate patient care. We want you to know our top priority is to help you conceive and we will work diligently to uncover the cause of your fertility struggles. That’s why, before any treatment begins, you will meet with board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and fertility expert, Dr. Mark Denker, and complete a thorough screening.

The initial examination will include a full medical history and prescriptions for a variety of tests, which may consist of the following:

  • Blood test: A blood sample is taken on the third day of the menstrual cycle to determine blood type, detect any infectious diseases, and measure the performance of the pituitary gland and ovaries.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound exam is performed midway through the menstrual cycle at the time of ovulation to measure the uterus, lining of the uterus, ovaries, and cervical canal. A physical exam and gonorrhea/chlamydia culture may be performed at the same visit or at the time of another uterine image if one is necessary.
  • Uterine imaging:
    • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): A small amount of fluid is injected into the uterus, and an X-ray is taken to assess the fallopian tubes and uterus.
    • FemVue: A thin flexible catheter is placed in the cervix and the uterine cavity is filled with saline solution with miniature air bubbles to assess the fallopian tubes and uterus.
    • Saline sonogram: A small amount of fluid is injected into the cervix and uterus and then an ultrasound is performed to detect abnormalities.
    • Semen analysis and semen cultures for men: This assesses the male partner's sperm count and health and indicates whether further testing is necessary.
    • Infectious disease tests: Required by law, this includes screening for hepatitis, HTLV-I, and HIV I and II.

To learn more about infertility testing or to schedule an appointment, call our team today.

What to Expect Post-Testing & Diagnosis

When these tests have been completed and the results examined, you and your partner will meet with Dr. Denker and the IVF nurse. At this time, the details of the treatment plan will be explained and scheduled, any questions and concerns you have will be addressed, and you will be asked to sign all necessary consent forms.

Dr. Mark Denker will also tell you about ways to increase your chance of conceiving during the initial treatment. This includes instructions about diet, nutritional supplements, exercise and weight loss, and sexual behavior, as well as a recommendation to avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and certain medications.

Providing Emotional Support

Our team has more than 25 years of experience in this field, and we realize that being diagnosed with any form of infertility and seeking treatment can be an emotional roller coaster. We may refer you to our counselor who is specially trained to help you through the experience if this is appropriate for you.

If you would like to make an appointment, give us a call today at (888) 819-5177.

Fertility Care as
Unique as Your DNA

Anyone trying to conceive without success knows that infertility can consume your life. Dr. Mark Denker, M.D., R.E., and the compassionate team at Palm Beach Fertility Center understand that nothing matters more to you than building a family. We devote ourselves to helping resolve infertility with individualized care that produces optimal results.

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