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UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY & TREATMENT
Fertility Test for Women

Test of Ovarian Reserve

The test of ovarian reserve is an indication of how fertile you are as a woman. It roughly translates into the ability of your ovaries to release eggs that can fertilise and produce babies. This test and a woman’s age, are the best indicators we presently have of a woman’s fertility. In a world where women are delaying childbearing, this test is rapidly becoming the single most important assessment of female fertility potential.

Hormone Blood Test

In some cases, we may need to carry out further investigations before starting treatment, such as women with irregular cycles, age more than 38 and are suspected to have low ovarian reserves, a full hormonal profile which includes Follicular Stimulation Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH) and Oestradiol levels are performed.

Hysterosalpingogram

The hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a test for the fallopian tubes/ tubal patency and the endometrial cavity of the uterus. The HSG is usually scheduled between days 6 and 13 of the cycle - after bleeding and before ovulation. This test is usually performed in a radiology facility. About 25% of all infertility is due to a tubal Infertility.

Surgical Test - Laparoscopic Reproductive Surgery

If blood tests and other diagnostic tests do not determine the cause of your infertility, laparoscopic surgery may be recommended in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility by our fertility specialist doctor. This surgery uses a small telescope-like tube called a laparoscope to let the doctor see the outside of your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes to diagnose or treat your fertility problem.

This surgery is also known as "keyholes surgery", because the cuts made are so small like keyholes. Some causes of infertility, like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic adhesions, scar , growths or cysts that may be causing pain or infertility can be diagnosed and rectified through laparoscopic surgery.

Surgical Test - Hysteroscopic Surgery

Hysteroscopic surgery is a minor surgical procedure allows the doctor to diagnose and treat a variety of uterine abnormalities which may cause infertility, recurrent miscarriages, abnormal bleeding and pain. A thin fiberoptic tube or hysteroscope to see the inside of your utertus (endometrial cavity). During the surgical test, the doctor is able to not only find, but to treat, several other problems, for example, removal of small fibroids or polyps, stop abnormal bleeding, remove a blockage in the fallopian tubes and problem areas in the endometrial lining of the uterus.