Fertility tests and treatments

Infertility is a common problem today and more and more couples are seeking medical help to know how to become fertile. But I believe for women who want to be pregnant, consulting your doctor should be your last resort, an option that should arise only when all others have failed. And when I say ‘all others’, I mean taking care of your physical health, diet, weight and checking your lifestyle. If you believe you have tried and tested everything under the sun, it may be the right time to consult a doctor who can analyze your possible problem and might suggest you a fertility test.

What is a fertility test?

A fertility test consists of certain procedures by which a couple is tested for the problem that might be preventing them from conceiving. A fertility test for a man involves checking their sperm count as well as the quality of the sperms. The sperm count mentioned here refers to the number of sperm cells that are present in the sperm sample of a man.

For women, a fertility test often includes a number of hormonal checks; this is done since several hormones are released in a woman’s body at the time of ovulation and others during the menstrual cycle. An ultrasound is another test that checks a woman for any possible issues either with the fallopian tubes or with uterus. In several cases, the fallopian tubes in women are blocked that prevent them from conceiving, even though they are healthy individuals otherwise.

Such fertility tests can be both exhausting and expensive for couples, so they must weigh all their possible options before undergoing any. Even the treatments that follow such tests like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are quite an expensive affair.


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