female infertility screening

For most women, the ability to conceive is important to them. If finds yourself unable to conceive within a year of trying, you might be infertile. Female infertility screening can check for any underlying medical conditions preventing a woman from successfully conceiving.

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What causes female infertility

Female infertility can be due to a number of factors such as;

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Weight
  • Sexual history
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Family history of infertility

Female infertility in Singapore accounts for 39% of the cause due to not properly observing its signs and symptoms.

How does female infertility screening work?

As fertility heavily relies on a woman’s ovaries releasing eggs, your reproductive tract has to allow an egg to pass through the fallopian tubes in order to join with the sperm for fertilisation to happen. This fertilised egg must then travel to the uterus and implant itself into the lining. If you are unable to conceive, there might be impairment in this fertilisation process.

Female infertility screening can identify several issues related to your reproductive tract such as:

Problems or a history of irregular menstrual cyles or ovulation.

Damage or issues with the uterus (womb) or fallopian tubes.

Issues within the pelvis such as endometriosis and fibroids; both of which can reduce fertility.

A low ovarian reserve where a woman’s egg count is lower than normal or depending on age.

This screening is done in several ways:

  • Ovulation testing measures hormone levels to determine if a woman is ovulating regularly at the right time.
  • Hysterosalpingography is done to evaluate the conditions of a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes. This is to check if there are any blockages or other problems. An X-ray contrast will be injected into the uterus and an x-ray scan taken to determine normalcy or if any fluid is spilling out of the fallopian tubes.
  • Imaging tests will require a pelvic ultrasound to check if the woman has any uterine or ovarian disease. A sonohysterogram can also be done to see the inside of the uterus if it cannot be seen on a regular ultrasound.
  • Ovarian reserve testing helps determine the number of eggs in a woman that is available for ovulation. This is often done with hormone testing at the start of or earlier in the menstrual cycle.
  • Hormone testing checks ovulatory hormone levels and pituitary hormones that control the reproductive processes.

Through these test(s), a doctor will be able to identify the main cause of infertility. If results return normal, then a male infertility screening may be recommended to check for the quality of your partner’s sperm.

Benefits of female infertility screening

A lot of stress can be placed on a woman when trying to conceive. The earlier female infertility screening is done, the sooner we can investigate why she cannot conceive and carry out treatment, if necessary.

At Artisan Health, our female infertility screening is:

Carried out by an experienced doctor.

Performed in a safe and comfortable environment.

Trustworthy – our tests are reliable, valid and provide you insights into your fertility.

Helpful – if you are found to have female infertility, we can provide you with the correct resources to move forward.

What results can I expect from female infertility screening?

Depending on which test the doctor decides to carry out, the specific results may vary. But generally, the results of female infertility screening will be able to provide answers as to why you are having difficulties conceiving.

Results can show if your hormone levels are normal based on your age, the number of eggs you have, if ovulation happens when it should or if there are any blockages in the fallopian tubes.

Having trouble conceiving?
Get your fertility screening to identify any problem at The Artisan Health Clinic in Singapore.
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