fertility doctor

When do you need fertility tests

It is advisable to carry out a fertility study if you have been assiduously having sex with your partner for 1 year, without using any contraceptive method, and pregnancy has not been achieved. From the age of 37, the time decreases to 6 months, that is, if you have been having sex with your partner for more than 6 months without using any contraceptive method.

In any of the cases, once these periods of time have passed, it is best to go to a fertility doctor singapore who can prescribe the appropriate tests in each case to find out the origin of infertility. In the vast majority of cases, couples decide to go to a specialist when they have been trying to get pregnant for a year or more, this causes couples to arrive in a negative emotional state due to the frustration of facing a negative result month after month .

Types of fertility tests

The types of fertility tests that are performed are:

  • Hormonal
  • Sexually transmitted disease detection test
  • Genetic testing
  • Gynecological tests

In the hormonal tests performed on women, blood draws are made to measure the amount of hormone related to fertility, as explained these are FSH, estradiol, LH, prolactin and anti-Müllerian hormone.

It should be noted that each of these hormones must be measured on specific days of the cycle, for example, in the case of FSH, estradiol and LH, the analysis must be performed between the third and fifth day of menstruation.

A baseline analysis of the hormones TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), free thyroxine (T4), free triodothyronine (T3), prolactin, and total testosterone can also be ordered. They are not sex hormones, but if their levels are out of the ordinary they can directly influence the hormones that control the menstrual cycle and ovulation.