Around one in seven couples have trouble conceiving despite having regular unprotected sex for six months to one year. Infertility becomes a serious problem if it is not treated sooner.
is the process by which your fertility is assessed, both generally also to find the fertile window. Ideally, there is no single best test for infertility. The fertility doctors perform multiple tests and examines to identify any problems that might be contributing to a woman’s infertility. However, there are some basic tests which are mandatory to know the reproductive health status of women in order to have successful pregnancy. If the problem occurs, you must visit the clinic immediately. Here are some of the tests you may have to go through to check the fertility status given as:
You will need a blood test to check whether ovulation is happening or not. This can be carried out at your IFC clinic during clinic hours. This also looks through your temperature charts, using ovulation predictor kits and ultrasound.
Most women who are struggling with infertility may be familiar with this basic gynecologic test. The Pap smear and pelvic exam are best at detecting cervical cancer, other problems with the cervix, or active sexually transmitted diseases. Any of these can interfere with fertility in women.
An ultrasound scan checks the lining of your womb (endometrium) and diagnoses any conditions that may be distorting the lining. Ultrasound scans of the ovaries may also be conducted to establish the development of ovarian follicles. This can be useful particularly in the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome.
4.Basal Body Temperature
You can check your body temperature each morning. Basal body temperature changes during the menstural cycle and causes an abrupt increase in basal body temperature by 0.5°C at the time of ovulation. By checking your body temperature each morning, you can detect this rise, showing your ovulation pattern over months.
Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose the presence of a number of conditions which may affect fertility, such as uterine fibroids, presence of abnormalities, growths, or scarring in the uterus. It involves the insertion of an endoscope to produce images of the inside of the uterus which can be used for the future reference.
Laparoscopy is used to examine the interior of the abdomen. It can be used to establish patency of the fallopian tubes, and if any abnormalities such as endometriosis, scar tissue or other adhesions are found, they can be removed by a laser. It is important to confirm that you are not pregnant before the test is executed.
These are the basic tests and your fertility specialist better knows which tests to recommend as per the condition of your fertility so that you will be treated accordingly.