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Are You Worried About Fertility Or Having Trouble Conceiving?

Difficulty conceiving is a problem faced by around 15 per cent of Australian couples. It can take some time to understand the reasons why you are having trouble falling pregnant.

When you are trying to conceive, you may wish to enlist the help of a Fertility Specialist. This professional will examine your reproductive health and ask questions about your medical history. They may recommend one of several tests which could uncover the issues preventing a healthy pregnancy.

Difficulty with fertility can affect both men and women. Some of the tests on offer include the following:

For Women

  • Ovulation tests
  • Blood tests to check hormone levels
  • Ultrasound scans to uncover issues such as polycystic ovaries or endometriosis
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy
  • Blood tests to check egg count/ovarian reserves
  • Genetic testing

For Men

  • Semen analysis to check sperm count and quality
  • Genetic testing

What Causes Infertility?

There are many potential causes of infertility and it is not currently possible to identify the reason behind every couple or individual’s difficult conceiving.

However, fertility testing can give an indication of poor sperm count or quality, low egg reserves, hormonal imbalances or genetic conditions.

When To Request Fertility Tests At Genea Newcastle

If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months (6 months if your over 35) or if you have had more than two miscarriages, fertility testing is recommended.

Your first point of contact is your GP or gynaecologist. They may order some preliminary tests or refer you directly to a fertility specialist at Genea Newcastle.