Infertility Fertility Checklist

Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant within a year (or 6 months for those 35 and over). This infertility checklist will help you find out which tests to do and find the cause for infertility. The most common causes of infertility are male factors, tubal disease, and ovulatory dysfunction. Infertility tests are done to help a couple find the possible reasons for infertility and how to treat it and improve the chances of getting pregnant.

Semen analysis

         Sperm count, morphology, motility

Ovulation (Y/N?)

         Menstrual cycle length
         Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)
         Basal Body Temperature Chart (BBT Chart)
         Postovulation progesterone (7-10 dpo)
         Urine LH

History & Physical:

         Prior pregnancies
         Medication
         Sexually Transmitted Diseases
         Weight (BMI)
         Exercise

Blood Tests:

         Thyroid
         Prolactin
         CD3 FSH
         DHEAS
         Free testosterone

Other Tests:

         Hysterosalpingogram
         Laparoscopy
         Clomiphene challenge
         Follicular phase ovarian sonography
         Endometrial biopsy

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