The 3 major tests for infertility are:
- Checking for Ovulation
- Checking his sperm count (spermanalysis)
- Making sure your tubes are open (Hysterosalpingogram or Laparoscopy)
If you were tested and all 3 tests were all OK, then you have so called "Unexplained Infertility".
Unfortunately, about 15% of infertility falls under the heading of "unexplained."
If an unexplained infertility diagnosis makes you feel like a UFO, maybe this explanation will help: The likelihood of a diagnosis of unexplained infertility increases substantially in women 35 and over and greatly increases in women over 38. This is because egg quality problems increase as women age.
Since we do not have a "standard category" called egg factor infertility, these couples sometimes get lumped in to the unexplained infertility category.
What does this mean for your chances?
One study showed that for couples with unexplained infertility for more than three years, the cumulative conception rate after 24 months of attempting conception without any treatment was 28%. This number goes down by 10% for each year that the woman is over 31.