barbara5 wrote:Hi. This caught my attention. I have been recently diagnosed with PCOS. Yes, it is a very late one. I have been trying to conceive for a while but failed every time. Until I found out about this of course. Infertility takes a toll on us. It takes away so much. I just wonder how many of us go through this every day. We all need the right help for this. The correct professionals who support us and make us hope. I have been hearing positive stuff about European clinics. I am going to try and reach out to them. I hope I find my luck there. Prayers needed friends.
Hi there! You've mentioned turning to the experts for help. In this case you may have a general physical exam. including a regular gynecological exam. Specific fertility tests may include: Ovulation testing. A blood test measures hormone levels to determine whether you're ovulating. Hysterosalpingography. It evaluates the condition of your uterus and fallopian tubes and looks for blockages or other problems. X-ray contrast is injected into your uterus. an X-ray is taken to determine if the cavity is normal and ensure the fluid spills out of your fallopian tubes. Ovarian reserve testing. This testing helps determine the quality and quantity of the eggs available for ovulation. This approach often begins with hormone testing early in the menstrual cycle. Other hormone testing. Other hormone tests check levels of ovulatory hormones, as well as pituitary hormones that control reproductive processes. Imaging tests. Pelvic ultrasound looks for uterine or fallopian tube disease. Sometimes a hysterosonography is used to see details inside the uterus that are not seen on a regular ultrasound.
Depending on your situation, rarely your testing may include: Hysteroscopy. Based on your symptoms, your doctor may request a hysteroscopy to look for uterine or fallopian tube disease. During hysteroscopy, your doctor inserts a thin, lighted device through your cervix into your uterus to view any potential abnormalities. Laparoscopy. This minimally invasive surgery involves making a small incision beneath your navel and inserting a thin viewing device to examine your fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus. A laparoscopy may identify endometriosis, scarring, blockages or irregularities of the fallopian tubes, and problems with the ovaries and uterus. Genetic testing. Genetic testing helps determine whether there's a genetic defect causing infertility.
Not everyone needs to have all, or even many, of these tests before the cause of infertility is found. You and your doctor will decide which tests you will have and when. Hope this helps and all the very best