Fertility test for women Sydney

Every person is unique and starting a family may be harder for some than others.

Infertility is a serious worry for many couples because it’s a diagnosis that has the potential to dramatically alter the life that you always imagined for yourself.

There are many factors that can make conception more difficult for some couples including age, weight and lifestyle factors. If you’re concerned about infertility, the best thing to do is to make an appointment with a gynaecologist, preferably an infertility specialist.

The Centre for Women’s ultrasound specialises in gynaecological scanning in the investigation of infertility. Our scanning methods can provide detailed information regarding uterine, ovarian and tubal causes of sub-fertility and infertility.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects about ten percent of women. While not all affected women suffer from problems with fertility, endometriosis is known to affect a woman’s reproductive organs. It can also cause severe pain either consistently, or particularly around the time of a woman’s period.

Endometriosis is developed when the tissue lining the inside of the uterus starts to grow outside of it. Fibrous scar tissue can form on the uterus, causing it to stick to the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel, which contributes to the pain associated with the condition.

Symptoms of endometriosis

The pain of endometriosis can prevent the sufferer from going to work or school. It frequently causes pain around the time of your period, but for some women, the pain is continuous. Other symptoms include:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Bowel and bladder symptoms
  • Nausea and lethargy

Women that suffer from endometriosis may need both emotional and physical support.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common but complex condition. It is a hormonal disorder with a number of various symptoms. While all women produce small amounts of androgenic hormones, people with PCOS produce much higher levels. This can prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. Excess hair growth, acne, weight issues, irregular periods and problems with fertility are all symptoms of PCOS.

An ultrasound of the uterus, ovaries and the pelvis can be carried out to identify potential fertility issues. It is a virtually painless test with no radiation that produces a much clearer picture than an abdominal ultrasound.

Endometriosis and polycystic ovaries are two of the most common causes of sub-fertility. Any fibroids or endometrial polyps that inhibit implantation can be identified with ultrasound techniques and gynaecological scanning. We check for:

  • Any fibroids or polyps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • The size of your ovaries
  • The amount of small follicles

The 2D and 3D ultrasound techniques can also provide information regarding any irregular uterine shape variations or any other conditions that may be distorting the lining.

Fertility Test for Women Sydney

During fertility treatment your doctor may recommend frequent pelvic scans to track follicle development. We have the expertise required to perform these scans for you.