What Happens During A Fertility Screening

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Fertility Screening

Have you been trying to have a baby for quite some time now? Are you thinking that maybe something is wrong since from many years of being married your bundle of joy hasn’t come yet? Are you thinking that you may be infertile but are scared to see the doctor for screening? There is nothing to be scared of. Going to a fertility health screening in Singapore would help you to draw a conclusion or at least have an idea of why you haven’t conceive yet. Fertility screenings will be able to tell you if you still have a chance to bear a baby or not. It will tell you what you should do in order to get pregnant.  A fertility screening is done for women who want to go through In Vitro Fertility. It would be best that you have an idea as to what happens since it will give you a better understanding and it will ease your discomforts in going through the tests.

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But before the series of tests that you will go through, you will be interviewed first. In the interview, you will be asked a series of questions about your medical history. Your medical history will help the doctor understand your situation. The doctor will also ask about your current lifestyle. Questions about your work and living environment will matter as well.

Pap Smear

A pap smear is the very first test that will be recommended to you since it’s a very basic test. A pelvic test or pap smear test will determine whether you currently have a sexually transmitted disease or cervical cancer. STDs and cervical cancer can be reasons or factors for infertility.

Ovulation Test

The ovulation test is actually a series of test. The doctor will advise you to take your temperature regularly for a month to see if there is a rise in temperature. A woman’s temperature rises a bit when she comes to her ovulation period. The doctor will also ask for a urine sample to be tested for luteinizing hormones, since it increases at the ovulation period of a woman.  A blood test will also be done to check progesterone hormones to see if it rises during the ovulation period. The objective of this test is to see if there is a hormonal problem that causes infertility.

Reproductive Organ Tests

There are different types of reproductive organ tests that can help you see and understand where your infertility problem comes from. Here are is the lists of the tests that you need to know for you to be able to choose which is the best test that you should take. The doctor might recommend for you to do multiple tests for them to determine where the problem comes from.

  • Laparoscopy

The process aims to correct problems that you may have, like endometriosis. A tool will be inserted in your belly to make some small cuts in the abdomen. A camera will be inserted to assist in the surgery. This process can be a little risky.

  • Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

This process will stimulate your follicle hormone in your ovary which will help the release of an egg cell every month.

  • Transvaginal Ultrasound

 This ultrasound will be introduced in the vagina and sound waves will give a picture of the uterus and ovaries to see if there are present follicles.

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  • Hysteroscopy

In this process, a small camera is inserted to the belly to look into the cervix passing through the uterus. This tool will also be able to take tissue samples for further tests.

  • Hysterosalpinogram

This test will let you know if there are problems lying on the uterus or if the fallopian tube is blocked. This is done by injecting die or air into the vagina and afterwards X-ray images of the uterus and fallopian tube will be taken. Right after the menstrual period is when this test should take place.

It’s not necessary for you to take each and every one of these tests. It might be just one or a combination of a few. After the tests, you will be able to understand more why you are not conceiving. If lucky enough, there would be some things that could be done. When you take a health screening in Singapore, the doctor may recommend you to undergo a procedure to fix the issue for you to be able to conceive.

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