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Fertility is usually considered to be the woman's department, which is why most women feel that they are obligated to take a battery of fertility tests, while their husbands do nothing.

Testing is an important part of understanding why a seemingly normal, healthy couple is not conceiving . Here are some of the common female fertility tests recommended by fertility specialists from all over the world.


The doctor would first like to interview you and talk about your:

  • Medical history
  • Past surgeries
  • Birth control methods
  • Sexual life and history
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Previous pregnancies and their outcomes
  • Questions on the menstrual cycle​

Once the doctor takes down a detailed medical history , other tests are usually recommended:
  • Ovulation Tests- There are several tests to detect whether a woman is ovulating normally. A home ovulation test strip can help detect if the woman is ovulating, by detecting elevated levels of the luteinizing hormone. Levels of progesterone may be checked through a blood test or the woman may be recommended to have trans-vaginal ultrasounds to check for the maturation of follicles and their rupture. The ultrasound scans help understand a woman's cycle much better
  • Tests for Tubal patency Organs- A hysterosalpinogram, using a liquid dye, is used to detect the health and potential blockages in the Fallopian tubes. Trans-vaginal ultrasound may be performed to check the health of the uterus and the ovaries.
Other Tests

Other female fertility tests include:
  • Blood hormonal tests, to check for AMH, FSH,LH,prolactin and TSH levels​

Summary: Female fertility tests help us to find out why the woman is infertile.


Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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