Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of trying. An infertility evaluation is one of the more specialized workups that can be initiated at our offices. In some cases it might be appropriate to initiate a workup after only six months of trying to conceive. At your appointment we can begin to explore some of the more common causes of infertility which can be either male or female related. These can be categorized generally into problems with the sperm or sperm count, problems with ovulation, and problems with the tubes or uterus that might inhibit conception. Your doctor will be able to outline a series of tests that might include blood work, sonograms, and even a semen analysis. Sometimes a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist or fertility specialist might be recommended as well. If you are worried about infertility be sure to call for an appointment to further discuss these concerns.