Fertility Tests for Men and Women
In the past, any fertility problem in a couple was typically blamed on the woman. Now we know that male’s are the reason for the fertility problem in almost half of all cases. To determine who really is causing the fertility problem there are a number of different preliminary tests that can be performed. The tests for males usually consist of a semen sample, and women are typically subjected to a test that analyzes their hormones and hormone production. Read here to find out more about fertility tests for men and women.
If you have just recently had intercourse and are curious as to whether you are pregnant, there are a number of different tests you can perform. These tests can be done at home or in a doctor’s office, and they are testing to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone. One type of test is a blood tests and another is an over the counter (typically urine) test. Blood tests are much more accurate than at home tests, but at home tests are easier to find and use. Read here to find out more about pregnancy tests.
Like we said before, the most typical type of analysis for male fertility happens by taking a semen sample. By taking a sample of semen, doctors can analyze the semen and individual sperm to check for irregularities or particularly low sperm count. Both low sperm count and irregularities with sperm are the most common problems that are discovered in a semen analysis. These types of analyses can help save a couple a lot of time and help get a faster diagnosis. Read here to find out more about sperm tests.
Another type of test that is available is a genetic test. Genetic tests let the doctors take a look at each partner’s chromosomes and determine if there are any irregularities with their DNA. DNA is passed from mother and father on to their children and it is what makes them the way they are, and if there are problems with any of the DNA it can be a sign of future problems for the child. These future problems could be possible disease of disabilities. Read here to find out more about genetic tests.
Diagnostic tests are used when blood tests do not provide conclusive answers. In a woman the diagnostic tests are issued to determine the functionality of the uterus and fallopian tubes. A blocked fallopian tube can lead to a women being completely unable to become pregnant. These tests are fairly simple and not too invasive, read here to find out more about diagnostic tests.
If you and your partner have been trying to become pregnant for over a half year and are still unsuccessful, you may want to receive a blood test to determine fertility. By taking a sample of blood doctors can learn a lot about your fertility and the functionality of your vital fertility organs. Some tests are gender specific while others are just as useful for men as they are for women. Read here to find out more about blood tests for fertility.