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UC San Diego Health System provides initial evaluations, preconception counseling, diagnostic testing and a range of individualized treatment options for couples having difficulty conceiving. 

Initial Appointment

A first visit is an important time to hear about your fertility journey and your goals and wishes. The visit usually also includes:

  • Ultrasound examination to detect abnormalities that could be affecting fertility and to determine further testing required
  • Preliminary conversation about possible treatment options

A treatment plan will be decided after any needed testing is completed, and will be based on your wishes and test results. (See Infertility FAQ for more information about treatment.)

Testing ​

Less Pain with Ultrasound HSG

HSGs, traditionally performed using dye and X-ray, can detect blockages in the fallopian tube. The new method, using saline and air bubbles, causes less cramping and can be performed in the clinic. Read more.

Among the tests we may order are:


Our team works closely with each couple to develop treatment protocols that are carefully individualized for them. These can include:

For more information, see:

    Contact Us

    Contact us at 858-657-8745. We see patients daily at Perlman Medical Office, adjacent to UC San Diego Thornton Hospital. Appointments for consultation, diagnosis and treatment are available by referral through your primary care physician or OB/GYN.

    Video Resources

    Dr. Sanjay Agarwal discusses the causes of infertility and gives advice to women who want to become pregnant.

    Dr. Mike Hsieh discusses male infertility and options for treating it. For more information, see Male Fertility and Sexual Health.

    Appointments & Referrals


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