Infertility tests help find out why a woman cannot get pregnant. These tests include a physical examination, semen analysis, blood tests, and other procedures.
Many of these tests are done in your doctor's office or clinic. Some other procedures may be done in a hospital.
The first tests done include:
If the first tests don't find a problem, the woman may have one or more of these tests:
If the problem is still not found, other tests and procedures may be done.
Sometimes tests can't find the problem. And not all infertility problems can be treated. But you may still be able to get pregnant with techniques like in vitro fertilization.
Infertility tests can be stressful and take a lot of time. Before you have these tests, talk with your partner about them.
In some cases, you may not find a problem even after many tests. So it is important to decide how many tests you might want to try.
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Current as of: March 16, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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