Testing for infertility

Fertility Specialist Kari Sproul, MD, explains everything that is taken into consideration and tested when a couple undergoes an infertility test
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Testing for infertility

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In order for fertility physicians to determine what the cause of fertility problems are, we need to, first take a good history of the patient. In the history, we list things like age of the female. Because age is the biggest predictor of fertility, we get that information. We also learn things during the physical exam or ultrasound, that can help us determine if the patient is ovulating or not. We also have patients take a test called, the hysterosalpingogram; a picture of their uterus and also their tubes, to make sure their tubes are open and there is nothing in the uterus that would prevent them from getting pregnant. We also have their partners have a semen analysis, that we can evaluate the sperm; and know whether or not that is the contributing factor to their fertility problems.
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Fertility Specialist Kari Sproul, MD, explains everything that is taken into consideration and tested when a couple undergoes an infertility test

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Kari Sproul, MD

Fertility Specialist

Kari Sproul is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility (REI) doctor in Los Angeles. She sees patients who have irregular menstrual cycles, as well as patients who are trying to conceive.  She is married and has a 20-month-old son.  In her spare time, she enjoys all outdoor activities.  She also loves to run and recently completed her first triathlon. 

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