Check both partners'
hormone levels in the blood. Hormone imbalances can be
a sign of
ovulation problems or sperm production problems that can be
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
superovulation (to produce more eggs),
intrauterine insemination (which puts sperm into the uterus with a tube), or both.
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.
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