One of the most important things is for patients to get a full evaluation if they think they might be infertile.
Banafsheh Kashani, MD
When dealing with patients who might be infertile, 1 of the most important things is that they get a full evaluation. Every component of a person’s health must be looked at from the start to make sure they are going down the proper treatment path.
Banafsheh Kashani, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN at Eden Fertility Centers, said in a recent interview with HCPLive® that there are 4 major factors.
One is a male factor component, meaning you can do a semen analysis to check the sperm. If the numbers are good and they are swimming well, it can be checked off the list. If something comes back abnormal, it could help lead to more proper treatment. The semen analysis should never be skipped.
The 3 other factors are related to the woman: the eggs, the fallopian tubes, and the uterus.
To check to make sure the fallopian tubes are open, every woman should have an evaluation. The most common is a hysterosalpingogram, which allows the provider to get a better look into the uterus and the fallopian tubes to see if they are open and would allow for natural conception.
Watch the full clip below to learn more about treating fertility and challenges associated with it.