Fertility screening should be considered as the first step towards getting help and discovering what is actually going on. Some patients may seek premarital fertility screening.
Age is a major factor when it comes to female fertility. Some patients may seek premarital fertility screening but if you are married and face the situations below, you may want to consult a fertility specialist and seek advice early.
- You are a woman under 35 years of age and have not been successful in getting pregnant after 12 months of regularly having unprotected sexual intercourse.
- You are a woman over 35 and have been trying to conceive regularly for over six months.
- You have experienced two or more miscarriages (spontaneous abortions).
- You or your husband or both have been diagnosed with an infertility medical condition.
A fertility screening involves both of you:
- A discussion about your and your husband’s medical and family histories to identify risk factors that would raise the chance of infertility.
- A physical examination of both you and your husband which includes a pelvic ultrasound scan for women and a diagnostic semen analysis for men.
- A blood test to determine your reproductive hormones profile including an estimation of your ovarian (egg) reserve.
Through fertility screenings, we can assist you to find out and treat other common causes of female infertility:
- Hormonal problems
- Damaged fallopian tubes
- Uterine disorders (endometriosis, uterine fibroids)