If you have not conceived after one
year of regular intercourse without
the use of any contraception, it is
recommended that you see a doctor.
The age of a woman is an important
consideration as both the number and
quality of eggs decline with age. Hence,
it is important to seek medical help
early especially if the woman is over 35
Your doctor will be able to run some
tests to identify where the problem
For the female partner, hormonal
tests are performed to look for ovarian
reserve and to assess for ovulation.
For women who have irregular cycles,
hormone tests for thyroid and prolactin
levels are also checked.
An ultrasound scan can easily
identify any fibroids or cysts. A
hysterosalpingogram or ultrasound
saline infusion may be offered to assess
Infertility is a common problem.
There are many types of
treatment tailored to every couple
depending on what the cause may
be. Seek treatment early as success
depends on the age of the female
For men, the semen test is performed
after abstinence of three to five days.
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