Female Fertility Tests: types, prices and why they are important

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One of the keys to any fertility treatment is a personalised diagnosis, i.e. a prior assessment of the woman’s reproductive capacity.

The female fertility tests we perform at Vida Fertility include the evaluation of hormonal status through blood tests, a vaginal ultrasound to obtain additional details about the uterine cavity, the eggs and the endometrium, as well as a review of the medical history.

Below, we talk to Dr Spies about what female fertility tests are and why they are so important when you want to become a mother.

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When to see a fertility specialist?

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According to Vida Fertility’s medical director Dr Katharina Spies, if you’ve been trying to conceive for a year without success, it’s time to see a fertility specialist to find out what’s going on. This time is reduced to six months when a woman is 35 or older.

In this article, we talk to the doctor about the different female fertility tests that can help you better understand your reproductive health and bring you closer to your dream of becoming a mother.

What are the female fertility tests performed at Vida Fertility?

Female fertility tests are performed to evaluate and diagnose a woman’s reproductive capacity.

These tests are essential to identify possible causes of infertility and determine the appropriate treatment to achieve pregnancy.

Types of female fertility tests

Although this article discusses fertility tests for women, both men and women should undergo infertility testing, as both can be the source of problems conceiving.

Hormone Analysis

Hormones play a crucial role in a woman’s reproductive capacity. Any disturbance in them can affect the menstrual cycle and make pregnancy difficult.

The key hormones assessed in the diagnosis of female fertility are described below:

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH).

  • Indicative of the number of eggs available in the ovary.
  • Normal levels: 0.7 to 3.5 mg/ml.
  • Low levels (<0.7 mg/ml) may suggest early menopause.

Transvaginal ultrasound

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Ultrasound is performed to visualise the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. It helps to identify cysts, fibroids, uterine malformations and other structural problems.

In addition, transvaginal ultrasound can be used to count antral follicles to assess ovarian reserve.

HSG is a test that uses X-rays to evaluate the fallopian tubes and uterus. It can detect blockages or irregularities that may prevent conception.

Endometrial Biopsy

Endometrial biopsy involves taking a sample of the lining of the uterus to test for implantation problems and to determine endometrial receptivity.

Hysteroscopy (HSC)

It is recommended in cases of miscarriage and to detect abnormalities in the uterus such as uterine polyps and uterine fibroids.

Karyotype studies

Karyotype analysis is used to identify possible alterations in the number or structure of chromosomes that may cause infertility.

Since all cells with nuclei contain chromosomes, this test can be performed on a simple blood sample by examining white blood cells or lymphocytes.

Female fertility tests at Vida Fertility

Female fertility tests are essential to understand and personalise fertility treatment for a successful pregnancy.

At Vida Fertility Madrid and Alicante, we have a team of experts led by Dr. Katharina Spies, who will guide you every step of the way to motherhood.

Contact us today for more information and start your journey to conception with confidence!

For more information about female fertility tests and to start your treatment, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you fulfil your dream of becoming a mother.

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