How do I know which fertility tests I should take?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@poetryreader80:  I would hope that your re would help you make this decision! Personally, I’d start with the least invasive tests (blood and hormone tests, ultrasound etc.) and go from there – if you’re not ovulating, for example, it doesn’t matter if your tubes are blocked until you are (and odds are that you wouldn’t have both problems at once). Also, many women have pcos and endometriosis but don’t have trouble conceiving, so just knowing you have these might not be helpful to TTC. I hope hubby has had a sperm test too if you’re considering all of these more invasive tests? Just my thoughts, I went low intervention in my own journey, I really liked the book Making Babies.

Post # 5
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@poetryreader80:  First, I would recommend an SA for your husband (check out private labs which can offer it for less than $100) along with blood labs for you (again, private labs offer deals for cash payments.)  Then I would consider an US before moving onto doing more invasive testing like the hysteroscope then the HSG.

I would ask about the schedule of tests and why they recommend that order.  There may be a method to their madness in that earlier tests are for more common problems so they can use them to pinpoint the issue.

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