Female fertility tests
Fertility Solutions starts with the man but we also investigate and treat women, in equal measure. Assessing the couple as a whole and bringing together both male and female fertility specialists give you the best possible chance of successfully improving your fertility.
Why have female fertility tests
Often, assessing the couple's fertility as a whole and working to correct this will result in drastic improvements in the couple's fertility and therefore likelihood of a successful pregnancy. When testing female fertility, we look for many different things such as:
- Issues with ovulation (not releasing an egg each menstrual cycle)
- If there is damage to the fallopian tubes that may prevent sperm reaching the egg
- Checking for problems within the pelvis or uterus that reduce fertility, such as endometriosis and fibroids
- A lower than expected number of eggs in your ovaries for your age (also called 'low ovarian reserve').
Our expert team of female fertility specialists carry out your tests and explain the results to create a plan with you. Combining a service of the highest standard with exceptionally experienced doctors gives you a fertility clinic like no other.
Importantly, female fertility significantly reduces after the age of 35. Investigating female fertility promptly and working with leading, experienced specialists to improve is essential to enhance your chances of starting a family.
Traditionally, the response to a couple facing fertility problems has been to focus on the woman with little evaluation of the male partner.
Often, assessing both male and female fertility and correcting any abnormal result will result in drastic improvements in the couple's fertility and therefore likelihood of a successful pregnancy.CONTACT US
Why choose Fertility Solutions for your female fertility tests
We pride ourselves on our patient focused, individual approach. The way that we test female fertility varies from patient to patient and it can include any of the following:
- An ultrasound scan will be offered to assess female fertility. During the ultrasound, a probe is placed in the vagina so that the shape, size and position of the uterus and ovaries can be checked. Abnormalities such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, and polyps within the uterus can be seen.
- A test of female fertility is hysterosalpingogram. This is an X-ray to check whether your fallopian tubes are blocked. A small tube is placed into the opening of the cervix and fluid visible on X-rays is injected through your cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes.
The number of eggs declines with age with a quicker during during your late thirties which can result in reduced female fertility. We carry out hormone blood tests to assess the number of eggs in your ovaries (ovarian reserve). We test for AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and E2 (Estradiol) levels.
It is very common for women to have laparoscopy as part of female fertility investigations. If endometriosis or tubal problems are present then further laparoscopic surgery may be advised. Having a laparoscopy allows your doctor to check for endometriosis or damage to the outside of the fallopian tubes from past infection.
The good news is that even if the results of your female fertility tests do come back as abnormal there is lots we can do. There are many causes of female infertility a majority of which can be improved with treatment. We work Lynne Chapman, UK leading female fertility specialist.
We always try to help you to get pregnant by following a simple treatment pathway but when IVF is necessary we offer full IVF satellite services in conjunction with one of the most successful IVF clinics in the UK, the internationally renowned Lister Fertility Clinic.CONTACT US
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