Many women who are trying to get pregnant often ask health care providers whether they should undergo fertility tests or not. If you are above the age of 35, and if you have been trying to get pregnant over the last six months or so without any success, then it is wiser to get in touch with the fertility specialist at our low income medical clinic.

Fertility specialists (also known as reproductive endocrinologists) will help you to figure out the reason why you are not able to get pregnant. In addition to that, they might also examine your current health condition and ask you a few questions about your lifestyle.

Reproductive endocrinologists will also ask you a few things about the use of birth control pills, menstrual and pregnant history, past and current sexual practices, surgical history, your work environment, etc. This will help you to openly discuss your concerns and other health issues with the care provider without any hesitance.

During your next visit to our low income medical clinic, the care providers will conduct a thorough examination of your body. They will examine your breasts, hair growth, and thyroid, before the pelvic examination. In some cases, your health care provider might also ask you to take a pap smear. This will help the care providers to decide whether you need to undergo fertility tests or not.

During the initial fertility test, health care providers will check whether the ovulation process is occurring properly, when it should be occurring, uterine function, and ovarian function during the process of ovulation. This will enable the care providers to track your ovulation through a fertility monitor or through fertility awareness. This will in turn offer valuable information about your ovulation to the reproductive endocrinologists. The evaluation of ovulation can be broken down into the following.

  • Ovulation Testing

This enables health care providers to identify whether ovulation is happening inside your body or not.

  • Ovarian Function Tests

These tests give a clear idea to the health care providers on how the hormones in your body are working and functioning during the ovulation cycle.

  • Luteal Phase Testing

This test allows health care providers to evaluate the progesterone levels in your body.

If you wish to know more about fertility tests, it is best to get in touch with our low income medical clinic.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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