Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

An HSG is an x-ray procedure that is done to confirm that the fallopian tubes are open and that abnormalities are absent from the uterine cavity. The procedure is performed by injecting fluorescent dye into the uterus. Should everything be normal, the dye travels up through the uterus, down the fallopian tubes, and into the abdominal…

Infectious Disease Testing

Infectious disease testing is required by the State of California for all patients donating reproductive tissue. The blood tests can be performed through your primary care provider or ordered by Dr. Allen. This post is also available in: English 简体中文 (Chinese (Simplified))

Semen Analysis

A semen analysis can help Dr. Allen determine whether male factor infertility is a contributing factor to difficulty in conceiving. Four main semen and sperm characteristics are evaluated including volume, count, motility (the percent that are moving), and morphology (the percent that look normal). Should it be necessary, Dr. Allen may refer you to a…

Sonohysterogram

An sonohysterogram is an ultrasound procedure used to determine if there are any abnormalities in the uterus that may be interfering with pregnancy. The procedure is performed by placing a small catheter in the uterine cavity and injecting a small amount of saline, allowing Dr. Allen to visualize the uterine cavity. The procedure is simple and relatively painless…

Egg and Sperm Freezing

Through extensive research, egg freezing has recently become a successful technology, allowing women the opportunity to preserve their fertility until later on in life. This technology is particularly beneficial to women facing cancer treatment or younger women who wish to delay childbearing. The process is almost identical to IVF, except that the treatment cycle ends…

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