Why Get Fertility Checked?
Are you trying to conceive but having difficulty? If so, you may be wondering when to get your fertility checked. The answer is not always clear-cut and depends on several factors. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of fertility testing and when it may be the right time for you to get tested.
Fertility testing can help you understand your chances of getting pregnant and identify any underlying issues that may be hindering your ability to conceive. It can also help you and your doctor determine the best course of action, whether that involves lifestyle changes, medication, or assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF.
When to Get Fertility Checked
If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for over a year without success, it’s a good idea to get your fertility checked. If you are over the age of 35, it’s recommended that you seek medical advice after trying for six months.
However, there are other factors to consider. If you have a history of irregular periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis, or any other medical condition that may affect your fertility, you may want to consider getting tested earlier. Additionally, if you have undergone treatments that may impact your fertility, such as chemotherapy, it may be a good idea to get checked before trying to conceive.
What Does Fertility Testing Involve?
Fertility testing can involve a variety of exams and tests, including blood tests to check hormone levels (AMH test), and a semen analysis for male partners. Your doctor can provide more information on what testing may be appropriate for you and your partner based on your specific circumstances.
What to Expect During Fertility Testing
During your initial appointment, your doctor will take your medical history and request an AMH test and or/and a semen analysis. If needed, your doctor may request additional tests.
The AMH test will check your egg reserve. Other hormone blood tests may also be requested by your doctor including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol. The semen analysis will assess the quantity, quality, and motility of sperm.
Fertility testing can provide valuable information and peace of mind when trying to conceive. The right time to get tested depends on your personal circumstances, but in general, it’s recommended to seek medical advice if you’ve been trying for over a year (or six months if you’re over 35) without success. If you have any questions about your fertility, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of specialists can help you determine the best course of action and guide you through the testing process.
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