A vital part of fertility treatment and evaluation is the use of fertility tests. Your doctor may be able to identify what is preventing you or your partner from having a baby.
Basic testing may be done by your regular gynecologist. For more detailed fertility testing, your regular gynecologist may refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist (a specialist in fertility) or a male urologist (for men infertility). Viagra Connect, a new OTC (over-the-counter) viagra product, will soon be available in UK Welzo pharmacies. Cerazette is the brand name for the contraceptive pill Desogestrel. There are many ways to test for female Fertility Test There are three main tests that can be used to test for female fertility: hormone testing, ovulation testing and ultrasound.
Both partners are involved in fertility testing. Although we might think that pregnancy happens in the woman’s body only, conception is a two-person process.
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine reports that 25% of infertile cases are due to one or more contributing factors. According to the ASRM, 40% of male infertility cases can be attributed to male factor infertility and 25% to abnormal ovulation.
Tests for female fertility
A woman who has not had 12 months of unprotected, regular intercourse is eligible for an evaluation for infertility. Women over 35 years old or with one of these conditions in their medical history, or physical examination, may be referred earlier than six months.
History of irregular menstrual periods (more than 35 days apart, or none at all)
Problems with the uterus, tubes or abdominal cavity (endometriosis and adhesions), that are known or suspected.
Men with known or suspected infertility issues
To find the most relevant factors and to save money, any evaluation of infertility must be focused and cost-effective. It should include both male and female partners. First, it is important to use the least invasive methods available that can identify the most common causes. When evaluating a couple, it is important to consider their preferences, their age, the length of infertility and any unique characteristics of the medical history or physical examination.
Male Fertility Tests
What is a Male Fertility Test (MVP)?
A male fertility assessment or test is just what it sounds like – it’s an assessment of the male partner’s sperm fertility. There may be multiple causes for a couple’s infertility problems. It is best to consult a professional to get several tests done to determine the root cause.
A Male Fertility Test is Worth Your Attention
According to the NHS, fertility checks are recommended for those who have not conceived after trying for at least a year.
After using male fertility testing kits at your home, consult a professional. Although manufacturers have done extensive research to ensure accuracy, the tests have not been thoroughly studied.
Depending on which home test kit you use you might only be checking for the number of sperm present in the sample. However, other fertility problems (such as motility or sperm loss) could be occurring.
International guidelines state that a sperm count of 15 million or more per millilitre is normal. However, some home tests can indicate that you may have a low count if your sperm count is below 20 million.
How to Perform Fertility Tests on Men
The Male Fertility Assessment we have done is quite simple. The semen assessment is the first step. The semen analysis test measures a man’s motility, sperm count and morphology. Patients are required to refrain from having intercourse or other forms of ejaculation for at least 2-4 days before the appointment.
All samples of semen will be taken in private, via masturbation.
We will analyze the semen sample for possible problems or male infertility. These parameters include the amount of sperm you produce (the semen count), the ability of the sperm to move (the motility) and the percentage with a normal form of sperm (the Morphology).
These tests can help us predict the likelihood of natural conception or identify underlying fertility issues that may be hindering our ability to conceive.
How to explain your test results
We will inform you about your results in the second step of the sperm fertility testing. One of our Fertility Specialists will contact you to inform you of your results. The Fertility Specialists will be able talk you through any changes in your lifestyle that could have an effect on your fertility and your chances of conceiving successfully.