Infertility is defined as the impossibility to achieve a pregnancy after a year of having unprotected sex, in women over 35 years are considered 6 months.
Infertility should always be studied in pairs, because it is estimated that the cause is almost always shared by up to 50%.
The ideal is to perform some basic studies in both men and women in order to first obtain a diagnosis of individual fertility, and then a diagnosis in pairs, to find out what Assisted Reproduction treatment they are candidates for.
Within the studies for women is a Hormonal Profile, an endovaginal Ultrasound, diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Hysterosalpingography. It is also very important to perform a vaginal culture to rule out infectious processes at the time of starting treatment since infections themselves can be the cause of infertility.
In the male, a semen study (direct spermatobioscopy or seminogram) should be performed to know the quantity and quality of spermatozoa. These studies can be completed in less than a month, so as long as you have all the elements, always guided by the specialist in Assisted Reproduction will assess which treatment is the best.
Arriving soon to a correct diagnosis is the most important, since this will reduce waiting time, which is basic to have a better prognosis in treatment, avoid unnecessary expenses, but above all, minimize emotional exhaustion.
If it is infertility, always go with the expert!