Q: What interferes with the results of the fertility microscope?

A: Several events can interfere with the microscope's results including:

  • pregnancy
  • menopause, or hormonal imbalance
  • supplemental estrogen
  • recent discontinuation of birth control medication

In continued absence of any ferning, your body may not be producing sufficient estrogen or you may not ovulate. In persistent ferning your body may make too much estrogen. Consult your physician if the results seem unusual..