UC San Diego Health provides initial evaluations, preconception counseling, diagnostic testing and a range of individualized treatment options for couples having difficulty conceiving.
Our team includes specialists in a variety of conditions that can impact fertility, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, ovulation regulation, and male factors such as ejaculatory disorders or sperm production impairment.
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.)
Among the tests we may order are:
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.
Our team works closely with each couple to develop treatment protocols that are carefully individualized for them. These can include:
For more information, see:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal discusses the causes of infertility and gives advice to women who want to become pregnant.
Dr. Antoni Duleba discusses the regulation of ovarian function and how it affects the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.