Infertility is a severe medical condition for any individual or couple. The condition interferes with the ability of a woman to conceive a child by inhibiting the right physiological conditions necessary for her to become pregnant. Usually, the duration of diagnosis varies among people. Some doctors would only consider you infertile if you have been trying, unsuccessfully, to conceive a child for a year or more. On the other hand, some medical practitioners will diagnose you with infertility within a shorter period of time. Their speedy conclusions can be the result of a pre-existing risk factor for infertility, such as a previous miscarriage. If you need to take a fertility test, here are some of the other tests you should look into.
The Chlamydia Test
Chlamydia is one of the most notorious diseases transmitted sexually. If you leave it unattended, the disease can be devastating and keep you from having a baby when you want to. Therefore, medical practitioners often deem it fit to start by testing the presence of this disease in your body to ascertain that it is not the cause of your misfortune.
Testing for chlamydia involves the use of a swab. The swab resembles a cotton bud, but it is softer, smaller and a little more rounded than that an ordinary cotton bud. The swab picks up sample cells from the cervix, and the doctor will examine the cells thoroughly for chlamydia. They can also use a urine test in case you are not comfortable taking on the procedure with a swab. If chlamydia is present, the practitioner will administer special antibiotics to eliminate the chlamydia pathogens and improve your chances of conceiving.
The Laparoscopy Test
Laparoscopy is a modern surgical technique that delivers excellent results with minimalist incisions on the body of the patient. When testing for infertility, the laparoscopic surgeon will make a small cut on your lower abdomen and insert a thin tube in the incision. The tube has a camera on one end to examine the inner sections of your ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterine walls. In some cases, the surgeon will add some dye on the thin tube to highlight blockages that may be causing your infertility. The blockages can be a result of previous attacks by diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease.
The X-Ray Test
X-rays also come in handy when a doctor needs to establish infertility caused by blockages in your reproductive system. The process begins with an injection of special dyes to help detect the blockages. Thorough scanning then follows to identify anything that may be coming in the way of normal conception.
For more information, contact a gynaecologist.