Fertility Testing for Women and Men

It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

My Experience With Hysterosalpingogram

Personal Experiences with Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). ... read more »

How Soon Will a Pregnancy Test Be Positive After Implantation?

The time between your likely date of conception and waiting for a positive pregnancy test can seem like it goes on forever. Of course, you want to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible, but how long do you have to wait? It may be sooner than you think! ... read more »

Ovarian Volume Testing

A woman has her peak number of eggs (oocytes) before she is born. All during a woman's life, the eggs are decreasing and tens of thousands of eggs are lost every year of a woman's life. ... read more »

OPKs - Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Ratings January 2003 on the best Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs). ... read more »

Less Pain After an HSG

Is it possible that I have less pain after my hysterosalpingogram (HSG)? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope -When to Test During the Day

When to test with the fertility microscope? ... read more »

What To Avoid Before Testing with a Fertility Microscope

What should I avoid before testing with a fertility microscope? ... read more »

Saliva Application

How do I apply saliva to the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Optimizing Results of the Fertility Microscope

How can I optimize the results of the fertility microscope? ... read more »

OPK Positive - No Ovulation

Is it possible that my Ovulation Preditor Kit (OPK) was positive without ovulation? ... read more »

Hysterosalpingogram - What to Expect

How is it done? A hysterosalpingogram or HSG is a test to check the uterine cavity as well as the patency (openness) of the fallopian tubes. ... read more »

No Ovulation After a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

Is it true that ovulation stops after a hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?  ... read more »

Hysterosonogram

Hysterosonography is often used to investigate uterine abnormalities in women who experience infertility or multiple miscarriages. ... read more »

Ovulation Detection - Best Time of Day

Which time of day is best to test? ... read more »

Fertility Tests May Under-Predict Fertility

The University of North Carolina ' Chapel Hill has found a discrepancy between reported fertility and actual fertility in a group of volunteers. ... read more »

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

Antimullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by ovarian follicles. The amount of AMH directly reflects level of fertility in women. If AMH is too low, it may be hard to conceive. ... read more »

What Are Those Strange Names Used in My Semen Analysis?

Sperm analysis or semen analysis is commonly used to examine male semen for possible abnormalities that may be contributing to infertility. ... read more »

When to Have Sex While Using Ovulation Predictor Kits

This may sound like a surprise, but having sex only after first getting a positive OPK may not get you pregnant at all. ... read more »

Progesterone and Pregnancy: What Levels Are Optimal?

Progesterone does a lot before and during pregnancy, and if your levels are low, you may have a problem with ovulation. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Infertility Test

The urine FSH Tests detect elevated high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, and elevated FSH levels are associated with decreased fertility. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin During Pregnancy

You will find here hCG levels and all the hCG information and facts about the pregnancy hormone which increases by at least 60% every 2 days until it reaches 1,200 mIU/ml. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant After A Hysterosalpingogram

Many women wonder how long they should wait to get pregnant after an HSG a hysterosalpingogram and whether the dye might harm the fetus. ... read more »

When Does Ovulation Occur After A Positive OPK and BBT?

When is ovulation and BBT rise after positive OPK? Your first OPK indicates a rise in the LH hormone, which is followed soon after by ovulation, which is triggered by that LH rise. ... read more »

What is an Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK)?

OPK stands form Ovulation Predictor Kit. The OPK is a test that checks your urine for the presence of LH, luteinizing hormone. ... read more »

What Interferes With the OPK?

Ovulation prediction kits OPK are sensitive to the luteinizing hormone (LH). While most medications will have no effect on the test results, there are a certain medications that will. ... read more »

Semenanalysis and Sperm Count

The Semen analysis or spermcount in an important part of an infertility evaluation. In fact, many doctors suggest to make the semenanalysis the very first infertility test. ... read more »

Normal Progesterone Levels

Progesterone levels during pregnancy. What are normal progesterone levels? What does progesterone do? ... read more »

Fertility And Infertility Laboratory Test Results

What are the normal values for fertility and infertility laboratory test results? ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Ovulation Calendar and Chart

Fertility awareness and charting is part of 'Natural Family Planning' (NFP). It uses a woman's natural fertility signs to identify when she may or may not be fertile. ... read more »

What Is A Fertility Monitor?

What is a fertility monitor and how does it work to tell me about my ovulation and fertility? ... read more »

BBT Basal Body Temperature Charting: What is it About?

Fertile couples who have sex frequently during the optimal time can often become pregnant much sooner. Charting your basal body temperature (BBT) may help you conceive sooner. ... read more »

Why Is An Endometrial Biopsy Done?

Why is an endometrial biopsy performed? ... read more »

Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test- CCCT

The Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test, or CCCT, is a fertility test to check your ovarian reserve, to see if your eggs are still good enough for fertiliization and implantation. ... read more »

Testing the OPK at the Right Time of Day

It is important to start using the ovulation prediction kit at the right time during the menstrual cycle. It is important to start using the ovulation prediction kit at the right time during the men ... read more »

OPK - When Ovulation

When do I ovulate after the first positive OPK ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test

The FSH Urine Test is a test kit for the determination of FSH (human Follicular Stimulating Hormone) concentration in urine specimens. ... read more »

Tracking Fertility: OPK vs. BBT

Which is a better method of tracking fertility — using an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) or basal body temperature (BBT) charting? What works better to determine when I am ovulating? ... read more »

Best Sperm Test Developed to Increase Male Fertility

Male sperm tests typically measure number and health of sperm in a semen sample. If there are a lot of sperm and those sperm are healthy and highly mobile, ... read more »

OPK and PCOS

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Im trying to get pregnant. Can I still use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) to predict my ovulation or will my results be skewed? ... read more »

Ovulation Problems Besides Not Ovulating

I know I am ovulating, but still having trouble getting pregnant. What could go wrong with my ovaries besides not ovulating? What else can effect ovarian function? ... read more »

Postcoital Test - Abnormal

What could be the cause of an abnormal postcoital test? ... read more »

When to Use Your OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kit)

At what time of the day should I test with my OPK (ovulation predictor kit)? ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Fertility Microscope

Can I use a fertility microscope with an irregular menstrual cycle? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope Interferences

What interferes with the results of the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope -When to Test

At what point in my menstrual cycle should I test with the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Ovulation After OPK Turns Negative?

Ovulation does not necessarily happen after the OPK turns negative. It could happen, but that's not the rule. ... read more »

How to Use an OPK

Using an ovulation prediction kit is very similar to using an at home pregnancy test. The kits are designed with sticks that are used to collect urine directly from the urine stream. ... read more »

Do I Need an OPK To Get Pregnant?

An ovulation prediction kit or OPK is created to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone in the urine. ... read more »

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