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What will a doctor ask when you get a fertility test?

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They'll want to know things like:

  • Medical history and medicines you take
  • If you smoke, drink alcohol, eat or drink things with caffeine, or use illicit drugs
  • Contact with chemicals, toxins, or radiation at home or work
  • How often you have sex
  • History of birth control use and type you use
  • If you've had sexually transmitted diseases
  • Any problems with sex
  • Any sex outside the relationship
  • Prior pregnancies
  • How often have you had periods over the last year?
  • Irregular and missed periods or spotting between periods?
  • Changes in blood flow or large blood clots?
  • What kind of birth control you use
  • Have you ever seen a doctor for infertility, and did you get any treatment?

From: Fertility Tests for Women WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility." American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Resolve.org. The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000. Doherty, C. , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002. American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.'' News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.  








The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility." American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Resolve.org. The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000. Doherty, C. , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002. American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.'' News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.  








The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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