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Chances Of Getting Pregnant
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Infertility is becoming increasingly common, and many women start to worry about whether they are going to have problems becoming pregnant long before they actually begin trying to conceive. Although most women get pregnant within the first twelve months of trying, and those who don't generally get pregnant within the following twelve months, sometimes a woman just wants to know whether she actually has something to worry about.
There are fertility tests for women that are available at the local drug store that can put a lot of these concerns to rest for a very small investment; if you want to pursue more technical answers, you can go to a fertility specialist, who has a number of diagnostic procedures available to confirm whether you are fertile or not.
Fertility Tests for Women At Home
For women who want to find out whether they are going to require infertility treatments without actually having to schedule an appointment with a physician, there are a number of different brands and styles of fertility tests that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription at their local pharmacy or big box general merchandise store.
These tests differ based upon what exactly they are measuring.Some test your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) to determine whether you have a good quantity and quality of eggs in your ovaries; the directions for this type of test instruct you to use them on the third day of your menstrual cycle.
Others test for the presence of LH (luteinizing hormone) as well as estrogen to not only tell you whether you are fertile, but when is the best time to try to get pregnant. In both types of test, the results are achieved by providing a sample of urine and watching for the indicator on a stick to provide the answer. Both of these types of tests are considered to be accurate at testing for the presence of the different chemicals they are measuring.
Sometimes an at home test is not enough, or perhaps the at home test has told you that the specific chemicals that they are searching for are not present and now you have to go to the next level of diagnosis.
A visit to a fertility specialist is the best way for you to determine what your chances of getting pregnant are. After asking plenty of questions about your health history, and perhaps about the amount of time you have been trying to get pregnant and the methods that you and your husband have been using, a physician can order any of a number of tests to determine the cause of your problem.
Most doctors will order their own tests for FSH and LH levels, even if you have done an at home test. Your doctor may ask you to start tracking your basal body temperature, as this provides a good window onto what is happening on a day to day basis with your hormones.
He may also ask you to come into the office a few hours after you and your husband
have had intercourse -
The longer you are trying to get pregnant, the more involved and technical the tests for fertility can become. Transvaginal ultrasounds can be done to provide a more accurate picture of what your uterus and ovaries look like.
A hysterosalpinogram is a diagnostic procedure that can evaluate the condition of
your fallopian tubes -
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a camera is inserted into your abdomen through a small incision near your belly button. This is done to check for scarring and endometrial tissue.
Finally, the physician may require that you go through an in-
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