Initial Evaluation & Diagnosis
Welcome to Bloom! We’re glad to have the opportunity to meet with you during an initial consultation. Your first appointment initiates the evaluation stage, not just for us, but for you as well.
From our perspective, the most important facet of treating infertility is an accurate diagnosis and understanding of underlying causes. Common causes of female infertility include: ovulation or hormonal disorders, uterine or cervical abnormalities, fallopian tube dysfunction or blockage, endometriosis, ovarian insufficiency, pelvic adhesions/scar tissue, uterine fibroids, thyroid problems, and cancer/its treatment. Some not so common causes can include: amenorrhea, kidney disease, diabetes, or genetic abnormalities. Male factor causes of infertility can include: abnormal sperm production or function, sperm delivery issues, overexposure to chemicals or toxins, and cancer.
During your initial appointment, our fertility medical providers will perform a thorough review of your medical and personal history. They will also address any questions you may have related to your evaluation, the causes of infertility, and all available treatment options. The next step may involve an ultrasound evaluation of the uterus, ovaries and pelvis and physical exam, along with further diagnostic testing for both partners as required based on information gathered from the initial visit. This may include hormone testing, evaluation of fallopian tubes with an hysterosalpingogram test (HSG), and semen analysis for male partners. Finally, our medical providers will review your results with you and together, come up with a treatment plan optimized specifically for both your medical and personal fertility needs. (See below for information about the various treatments we offer.)