What do you need to know about different types of fertility tests?

What do you need to know about different types of fertility tests?

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Overview

With the help of fertility tests, it is easy to determine what is the reason the couple is not able to conceive. There are various types of fertility tests performed at the IVF centre in Punjab. The fertility expert is going to start with a blood test or semen analysis to determine the patient’s condition.

Common fertility tests for men

Some of the common fertility tests for men include:

  • Semen analysis

Semen analysis is used to check the quality and quantity of the sperm to determine whether there are fertility issues like poor sperm morphology, low sperm count, or poor sperm motility can be checked.

  • Hormone testing

Hormones testing is used to check the testosterone level along with different male hormones.

  • Genetic testing

With this simple blood test, the genetic defect can be checked which can be causing infertility issues.

  • Testicular biopsy

Testicular biopsy is used to check the abnormalities which can be contributing to infertility. This can also be used to check for assisted reproductive methods like IVF.

Common fertility tests for women

Some of the common fertility tests for women include:

  • Ovulation testing

Ovulation testing is useful in measuring the AMH level which is the hormone released by a woman’s eggs which decreases with age. This helps the women to identify how many eggs are left and how it is compared with some other aged-women.

  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

HSG is an outpatient procedure that helps to know whether the fallopian tubes are opened and if the uterus is normal.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound

The transvaginal ultrasound is a pelvic ultrasound that is used to check the female reproductive organs like ovaries, cervix, vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes.

  • Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is an outpatient procedure that inserts a small and lighted tube into the vagina. With this, the doctor can look inside the uterus or it helps them to treat the reason for abnormal bleeding. This can even help to know the reason behind recurrent miscarriage.

  • Endometrial biopsy

Endometrial biopsy is used for collecting the uterine lining samples and treating the reason for uterine bleeding, polyps, and hormonal imbalances.

  • Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which the doctor uses a small telescope which has a light and camera attached to it. This helps in examining the pelvic anatomy to know the reason for infertility.

Consult an experienced fertility expert

If you are trying to conceive for more than one year or 6 months above the age of 35, then you need to seek medical help right away. Keep in mind with age the chances of conceiving declines. The doctor will help to diagnose the reason behind infertility.

 

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