Infertility tests

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@NowandLater:  My husband went through a complete sperm analysis with Kruger morphology. I had what they call the “Day 3” blood tests to check egg reserves, the HSG test to check if your fallopian tubes are blocked and a sonogram.

Post # 4
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

They will probably  do the  clomid challenge test , bloodwork for hormones, transvaginal ultrasound, possibly HSG to check tubes, sperm analysis – but first sppt usually is consultation and maybe pelvic exam then they will lay out a plan of action  and costs. Good luck! 

Post # 5
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@NowandLater:  At this point it seems worth it to talk to your OB/GYN at least and he/she can get some of the tests started and consider referring you to an infertility specialist (some people say at your age you should be trying for 12 months before seeing a specialist, but personally I feel like this depends on a lot of other factors, including how actively you have been “trying” — i.e., if you have been charting and having sex during your fertile times for 6 months with no results that might prompt more action than if you’ve just been “off birth control” for 6 months).  Anyway, the first tests for me were a semen analysis, pelvic (transvaginal) exam and ultrasound, TSH, and day 3 hormone bloodwork.  More advanced tests may depend on those results.  

Post # 7
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well?? How did it go!?

Post # 9
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We were able to do a couple of things before we started talking to an RE:  We had an SA done for DH, we had a trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal u/s done on me to check lining thickness and see if any uterine abnormalities could be spotted (not the most accurate for uterine abnormalities, but it can pick them up if it’s the right kind of u/s machine), and we had me tested for things like PCOS, thyroid issues, vitamin D/folate/B12 issues, etc.

Post # 10
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

9 months trying (perfect timing) and 25 here. I’ll be following your thread because it’s information I need too, but we’re getting an SA for him after this cycle…then lying and telling them it’s been a full 12 cycles around cycle 11. I wish we had started getting help earlier. The odds are just against it being “normal” if you’re having perfectly timed sex for 6 cycles and you’re still not pregnant.

Post # 11
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also commenting to follow.  Only thing I’ve had done so far is had my hormones checked.  Also 30 years old here. 

Post # 12
12900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In order of tests… I came off BC in Sept ’12, then had my regular annual in April.  Between Sept and April I had a 90+ day cycle and was on 60 of my 3rd off BC, so my doc ordered blood test to check thyroid and a U/S to check for cysts and abnormalities.  I had day 3, day 10, 7 dpo bloodwork my July cycle.  Then DH did SA and I had HSG Oct the following year.  I basically just went along and had any dignostic test possible done to get any info I could.

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