Female Diagnosis: What is it and who should opt for it?

Female Diagnosis is a colloquial term used to define multiple diagnostic tests performed to diagnose the cause of infertility in women. If you have been trying to conceive for a year or so and are unable to conceive, consulting a physician is a good choice. After the initial consultation, your doctor may recommend one or more diagnostic tests that help to determine the cause of infertility. It's also possible that you might be fertile and your partner is not. So, whenever you consult a doctor, ensure your partner does the same.

Who qualifies for Female Diagnosis tests?

Apart from women that are unable to conceive after trying for a year, here are some other individuals who should consider Femail Diagnosis for fertility: · Individuals who have a history of pelvic disorder or endometriosis · Individuals diagnosed with conditions related to ovaries or fallopian tubes · Irregular menstruation that causes abnormal bleeding · Individuals who have had multiple miscarriages.

What are some primary Female Diagnosis tests for fertility?

1. Ovarian Reserve Testing

A low number or poor quality of eggs can significantly cause infertility. Doctors perform Ovarian Reserve Testing to determine the number and quality of eggs in the patient. Blood tests are conducted to measure levels of various hormones like Anti-Mullerian Hormones, Follicle Stimulating Hormones and Estroids. Sometimes, a doctor also performs Antral Follicle Count (AFC) test under Ovarian Reserve Testing. Ovarian Reserve Testing is standard for women undergoing IVF or any assisted reproductive treatment (ART)

2. Sonohysterography

Sonohysterogprahy is a transvaginal ultrasound procedure. This test helps determine any abnormality or presence of polyps or fibroids in the uterus responsible for infertility. During the test, the doctor fills your uterus with saline solutions, inserts an ultrasound probe into your vagina and records detailed imaging of the uterine cavity to identify the abnormalities.

3. Endocrine Assessment

The endocrine gland or master gland is responsible for the production of various stimulating hormones like FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone). If there is an issue with the Endocrine system or the Endocrine glands are not performing optimally, it can result in infertility.

Endocrine Assessment is performed by measuring various hormones level in the patient's bloodstream. These tests are often performed to verify prior infertility Diagnoses.

4. Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is either a diagnostic or operative procedure. If you are dealing with excessive bleeding during your periods or are experiencing heavy cramps, your doctor might recommend this procedure.

The doctor will insert a hysteroscope in your uterus during the procedure after thoroughly cleaning it. Once the cavity is clear, the doctor will look for any abnormalities, blockage, scarring, polyps or fibroids responsible for bleeding. The doctor can remove the scarring or any obstruction causing the problem if it's an operative procedure.

5. Hysterosalpingogram

Also known as a tubal assessment, Hysterosalpinogram is performed primarily to identify any obstructions in the Fallopian Tubes. It can also help determine any abnormality in the uterus or the shape of the uterus.

The doctor inserts a thin tube inside your uterus to pump the diffusible dye inside your uterus. If you feel too much pressure on the Fallopian Tube and pain, it indicates some obstruction in the tube. If the dye passes through the tubes, it indicates no obstruction, and the doctor will have to try another test to determine the cause of fertility.

A word of care and compassion

There are numerous reasons for infertility in women. Your doctor can diagnose the root cause of the problem with proper testing.

We understand the struggle you pass through every day dealing with infertility. But there is always hope. At Apollo Fertility JP Nagar, we help infertile couples achieve their parenthood dream.

So don't worry; reach out to us for a consultation today.

1. Is Hysteroscopy an invasive procedure?

Yes, it's a minimally invasive procedure, as the doctor will have to insert a hysteroscope inside your uterus.

2. Who should undergo Ovarian Reserve Testing?

Any woman above 35 who is unable to conceive after trying for over 6 months or someone who is about to undergo IVF treatment should undergo Ovarian Reserve Testing.

3. Is it possible to reverse female infertility?

That depends on the cause of infertility. In some cases, surgeries or medications might reverse infertility. And even if they do's, there are multiple options to conceive.

4. Are women above 35 years at higher risk of infertility?

Yes. After 35 years, fertility in women decreases rapidly.

5. When should you approach the doctor for a female Diagnosis of infertility?

If you are below 30 and are unable to conceive even after trying for 1 year, you should consult a doctor. If you are above 35, the period is 6 months.

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