Q: Should everyone have an infertility workup?
A: The basic infertility evaluation includes:
- An assessment of ovulation (usually by menstrual history, basal body temperatures, and ovulation kits)
- Semen analysis
- Checking the uterus and fallopian tubes with a hysterosalpingogram
- A postcoital test (PCT)
Many doctors start Clomid therapy without this workup. But recently there were some reports of potential negative effects of Clomid. That's why it may be a good idea to consider a basic fertility workup before undergoing ovulation induction.