How to check for infertility?
Specific fertility tests may include:
- Semen analysis. Your doctor may ask for one or more semen specimens.
- Hormone testing. You may have a blood test to determine your level of testosterone and other male hormones.
- Genetic testing.
- Testicular biopsy.
- Other specialty testing.
How to test for infertility in females?
The following tests for female infertility are performed by providers at Women & Infants Fertility Center:
- Medical history assessment.
- Sonogram (ultrasound imaging)
- Hormone blood tests.
- Ovarian reserve test.
What is secondary infertility?
Secondary infertility happens when you can’t get pregnant or carry a baby to term after you’ve been pregnant before and had a baby without any trouble. Secondary infertility shares many of the same causes of primary infertility.
What is the best fertility pill to get pregnant?
Clomiphene (Clomid): This drug can trigger ovulation. Many doctors recommend it as the first treatment option for a woman with ovulation problems. Letrozole (Femara): Like clomiphene, letrozole can trigger ovulation. Among women with PCOS, especially those with obesity, letrozole may work better.
What age is it harder to get pregnant?
A woman’s peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. By age 30, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline becomes more rapid once you reach your mid-30s. By 45, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely for most women.
What stops woman from getting pregnant?
There are many possible reasons, including ovulation irregularities, structural problems in the reproductive system, low sperm count, or an underlying medical problem. While infertility can have symptoms like irregular periods or severe menstrual cramps, the truth is that most causes of infertility are silent.