In approximately 10-15% of infertility cases,
a diagnosis is not obtained. For all of the recent technological
advances in infertility, some causes still remain outside the
realm of our current understanding. For couples already dealing
with the stresses of infertility, this conclusion can be
Should this situation occur, the
first step would be to conduct a detailed review of the entire
infertility evaluation. Sometimes, this can reveal an error made
in either testing or interpretation, and can prompt further
investigation into questionable fertility factors.
comprehensive review reveals no new information, additional
patient testing may be recommended. In many cases, treatment
options may be pursued based on all known parameters and the
preferences of the couple.
Even without a conclusive
diagnosis, assisted reproductive technologies can increase your
chances for success by improving or bypassing a variety of
potential fertility factors.