Unexplained Infertility

What is Unexplained Infertility?

It can be frustrating for a couple when they’re trying to conceive and it’s just not happening. If you’re not having any luck at getting pregnant, call Dr. Vicken Sepilian for a consultation. Dr. Sepilian is passionate about helping his patients and their partners fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, and he has offices in Santa Monica and Glendale, California.

How does infertility differ from unexplained infertility?

A diagnosis of infertility means you’ve been trying to become pregnant for one year by having sexual intercourse without using birth control.

A diagnosis of unexplained infertility is made by Dr. Sepilian, after specific tests are performed on you and your partner which are inconclusive -- meaning they all have normal results, and nothing points to the reason as to why you and your partner cannot conceive.

The standard tests the doctor initially runs to determine the possible causes of infertility are:

If all these tests come out normal, a diagnosis of unexplained infertility is made.

Is there further testing that can be done if the standard tests are normal?

Yes. Dr. Sepilian may recommend additional tests, depending on your specific situation, including:

How is unexplained infertility treated?

There are several treatment options available for patients diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Treatment can include lifestyle changes, medications, and procedural interventions.

Lifestyle changes:

Smoking, carrying excess weight, and drinking too much alcohol and caffeine can all make a female less fertile. Lifestyle recommendations are:

Medications:

Medical procedures:


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