The 4 Crucial Fertility Questions

The 4 Fertility Questions






1)      Is there an egg?

2)      Is there enough sperm?






3)      Can egg and sperm meet?






4)      Can implantation occur?






Testing can be performed for fertility questions 1 through 3. Testing can be completed in one month.

1) Egg/Ovarian Reserve Testing:

-FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone)

-LH (Luteinizing hormone)

-Estradiol (Estradiol is secreted by developing follicles as they grow and is therefore an excellent measure of ovarian and follicular function)

-TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)

-AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)

-Pelvic Ultrasound to determine Resting AFC (Antral follical count) This involves counting the resting follicles that are found on the ovary at the beginning of the menstruation. A high AFC indicates that a woman has a large number of eggs remaining in her ovary whereas low AFC shows that a woman may have a reduced number of eggs and therefore reduced fertility


2) Semen Analysis Testing – Amount of fluid, Sperm count (millions/ml), percentage of sperm motility, speed, shape (morphology)


3) Fallopian Tube Testing Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)- x ray to check if there are blockage in the fallopian tubes. Normal fallopian tubes are critical for egg transport.








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