Infertility testing

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the testing process for infertility in men and women to help people know what to expect before being tested for infertility
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There's a series of test that we institute in couples who are unable to conceive and they come in for medical treatment. The first step in the woman is to identify that she's ovulating normally or not. And, there are simple ways to do that. The second test is to test to see whether her fallopian tubes are open or patent so that the egg and sperm can meet up and fertilize. In that same test, we evaluate the internal aspect for uterus and make sure that implantation will take place normally if an embryo reaches the uterine cavity. The testing for the male is a simple semen analysis. Most men don't consider it simple, but we do. That's a method of testing whether their count motility and morphology of their sperm is normal. Those are the main tests that tell us everything we need to know to kinda target therapy.
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Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the testing process for infertility in men and women to help people know what to expect before being tested for infertility

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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