Infertility Specialist

California Dream Fertility Center

Fangyin Meng, MD, Ph.D

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility located in Irvine, CA

If you’re one of the 6.1 million women in the United States finding it difficult to become pregnant, you can find comprehensive infertility services at the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Meng specializes in diagnosing the underlying cause of infertility in both men and women using advanced testing methods. She can help you determine if in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or artificial insemination is right for you. To learn more about the available solutions for infertility, call the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or book a consultation online.

Infertility Q&A

What causes infertility?

Infertility is diagnosed if, after a year of trying, you are unable to become pregnant. Infertility can also involve the inability to carry a viable pregnancy to term.

Infertility has several underlying causes. About a third of infertility cases are caused by problems with the male partner. Problems with the woman are responsible for another one-third of cases.

The remaining one-third of infertility cases are caused by problems with both the man and the woman or for a reason that can’t be determined.

As an experienced fertility specialist, Dr. Meng offers comprehensive testing in her office to determine the root cause of infertility in both men and women. These causes include:

In men:

  • Low sperm count
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Abnormal sperm production

In women:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Damage to fallopian tubes
  • Abnormalities in the uterus or cervix
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Infertility can also be the result of cancer and its treatment in both women and men.

How is infertility diagnosed?

To determine if the cause of infertility lies with your male partner, Dr. Meng offers semen analysis services. These tests involve an evaluation of sperm volume, motility, and concentration. Testing can also identify debris found in sperm and signs of infection based on white blood cell count.

In women, infertility testing involves a comprehensive review of your medical history, including your menstrual cycle and previous pregnancies. Dr. Meng also provides an assessment of your reproductive organs by doing a physical exam and an ultrasound.

She also offers minimally invasive hysteroscopy and hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to get a close-up look at your uterus and other reproductive organs.

Dr. Meng uses on-site urine and blood tests to evaluate your ovarian function. Urine tests during the second week of your menstrual cycle can confirm ovulation. Blood testing measures levels of anti-Müllerian (AMH) hormones that are produced by your small follicles. This test can determine how many eggs you have in reserve, as well as your follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.

How is infertility treated?

Since several conditions can cause infertility, Dr. Meng tailors your treatment to your specific needs. She specializes in several reproductive surgeries to remove fibroids and treat PCOS.

Some of the methods she uses to treat infertility include:

  • Ovulation induction
  • Artificial insemination
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Mini stim IVF

Fertility preservation services are available. These include freezing eggs, sperm, and embryos. These services can help you conceive a child in the future if you’re facing medical treatments for cancer or other conditions that can affect your fertility.

If you’re unable to conceive, schedule a consultation by calling the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, or book online to discuss your options for treating infertility.