Fertility Evaluation & Testing

Fertility Evaluation & Testing

While everyone’s fertility or family-building journey is unique, the path to parenthood always has the same starting point: fertility evaluation and testing. Through comprehensive procedures, screenings, and tests, fertility evaluations are crucial for uncovering any potential fertility issues in men, women, and everyone in between. Fertility testing provides us with a window of understanding so that your fertility specialist can create a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve your dreams of becoming a parent.

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The Benefits of Choosing PCRM for Fertility Evaluation & Testing

At the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) Greater Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB, we provide a wide range of fertility testing and evaluation services tailored to meet the unique needs of aspiring families across Alberta and British Columbia. From couples to aspiring single parents to LGBTQ+ families, our expert fertility specialists conduct comprehensive, thorough fertility testing procedures to help guide you on your journey to parenthood.

Understanding your reproductive health is key to creating a personalized treatment plan. Our experienced specialists employ effective testing techniques for both male and female concerns. If you've been trying to conceive for a year or more (or are under 35 years old and trying for a year), it's time to visit our fertility doctors. Let us guide you on your journey to parenthood with expert knowledge and customized care.

Common Causes of Infertility

Fertility is a complex issue influenced by various factors. In women, common causes of infertility include diminished ovarian reserve, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and ovulation disorders. In men, infertility causes can be present at birth or develop over time. These include varicocele, which involves enlarged testicular veins, testicular infections, immunity concerns, and sexual intercourse problems. Hormonal imbalances, medications (such as antidepressants or testosterone replacement therapy), obesity, and the aftermath of previous surgeries like vasectomy are additional factors affecting male fertility.

It's important to note that both environmental and lifestyle elements (e.g., exposure to toxins, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use) can contribute to infertility in both men and women, highlighting the significance of a holistic approach when addressing fertility concerns.

Fertility Testing Options at PCRM

We provide a wide spectrum of testing methods to diagnose both male and female fertility issues, including:

  • Physical exam and medical history
  • Hysterosalpingograms (HSGs), which assess women’s fallopian tubes, uterine cavity, and endometrium (the lining of the uterus)
  • Genetic testing and carrier screening
  • Ovulation testing
  • Hormone tests
  • Semen analysis, which assesses parameters such as sperm count, concentration, motility (movement), and morphology (shape)

Frequently Asked Questions About Fertility Testing

Choose PCRM for Fertility Evaluation & Testing in Greater Vancouver and Edmonton

At the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM), we are dedicated to supporting aspiring families in Alberta, British Columbia, and Western Canada with our comprehensive fertility testing services. Our expert fertility specialists conduct thorough evaluations for couples, single parents, and LGBTQ+ families, providing personalized guidance on your path to parenthood. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward realizing your dream of having a family.

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