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Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

Testing for fertility problems usually starts with simple tests for both partners. In addition to an interview and physical exams, these first tests will:

If your test results show no cause of infertility, your doctor may recommend checking fallopian tube function. Depending on your age and other risk factors, you may then be offered further testing. Or you may begin treatment with superovulation (to produce more eggs), intrauterine insemination (which puts sperm into the uterus with a tube), or both.

For more information, see the topic Infertility Tests.

Testing can be stressful, costly, and sometimes painful. You may need only a few tests. Or you may need many tests over months and years.

Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?
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Last Updated: November 14, 2013
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