TESTING FOR FEMALE INFERTILITY
Female factors account for approximately 40 percent of infertility cases in women of reproductive age; therefore, it’s important to examine both partners for possible infertility issues.
During the female testing portion of the infertility work-up, your doctor will focus on the three most important aspects of female reproduction: the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and uterus. These reproductive organs can provide the following information:
- Egg quantity: Do you have enough eggs to yield a pregnancy?
- Fertilization ability: Are your Fallopian tubes open to allow passage of the egg?
- Uterine receptiveness: Can an embryo implant in your uterus and can you sustain a pregnancy?
The tests in this section will help your doctor determine the health of your reproductive system, and will be instrumental in creating a plan to treat any potential causes of infertility.
FEMALE FERTILITY TESTING
Hormones play a very important role in the ability to conceive. Find out why hormonal balance matters when it comes to fertility health and how hormones affect the reproductive system and conception.
The ability for a woman to conceive is directly related to the number of eggs she has remaining in her ovarian reserve. Discover what reserve testing can tell you and how the results impact treatment.
Paired with bloodwork, an ultrasound to count the antral follicles can help complete the picture and determine the status of your ovarian reserve. Learn more about this diagnostic ultrasound.
Verifying the Fallopian tubes are clear of obstructions and the uterus is healthy is an important part of the fertility work-up. Discover what the HSG looks for and exactly what to expect before, during, and after the test.