Things To Expect During Fertility Test Evaluation
Before any solutions are given, a specialist has to examine your reproductive system and determine whether or not it is in good shape. For women, the tests involve four main areas which include the uterus, the eggs, the cervix and the fallopian tubes. However, before the tests are carried out, the specialist will ask a number of questions; they will for instance want to get informed about your sexual life as well as any medications you may have taken, or any surgeries that you may have undergone. Other than that, one can expect to undergo a gynecological exam and a test for STDs. There are also tests that can be carried out in case one has encountered repeated miscarriages -such testing involves blood work, and it is performed on a specific day during the menstrual cycle. Ultrasounds can be done as well as to scrutinize the health of the ovaries and the thickness of the lining in the uterus. Hysteroscopy is in addition, a different method that can be used for testing in a fertility clinic, and this engages the insertion of a camera through the cervix in order to get a photo of the uterus. On top of this, an endometrial biopsy may also be carried out during this exam. While a diagnostic laparoscopy is an important fertility test as well, it is quite invasive hence it is only viable where the other processes cannot be used. Male Fertility Tests The main test carried out to evaluate male fertility is semen analysis. In this case, the man needs to provide a sample of semen which is subsequently evaluated in the lab. Even so, there are other tests which may be conducted and these may entail genetic testing and scrutiny of any immobile sperm -these are meant to assess the presence of antibodies or immobile sperm respectively. There may also be blood work done to evaluate the level of hormones and to study the health of the scrotum.