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  • What is a fertility check-up?

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Infertility is a serious worry for many couples because it’s a diagnosis that has the potential to dramatically alter the life that you always imagined for yourself. 

     A fertility checkup is a series of fertility tests for men and women designed to provide an initial overview of your reproductive potential and this will help alleviate stress. This checkup includes the most predictive fertility testing to date to determine your chances of getting pregnant. 

    Fertility Check-up for Women: 

    – AMH  

    The level of AMH in a woman’s blood is generally a good indicator of her ovarian reserve. AMH does not change during your menstrual cycle, so the blood sample can be taken at any time of the month.  An AMH test is often used to check a woman’s ability to produce eggs that can be fertilized for pregnancy. AMH levels help show how many potential egg cells a woman has left. This is known as the ovarian reserve.  If a woman’s ovarian reserve is high, she may have a better chance of getting pregnant. She may also be able to wait for months or years before trying to get pregnant. If the ovarian reserve is low, it may mean a woman will have trouble getting pregnant, and should not delay very long before trying to have a baby.  The test can help show what your chances are of conceiving a baby. If you are already seeing a fertility specialist, your doctor may use the test to predict whether you will respond well to treatment, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  

    -FSH  

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is an important part of the reproductive system. It’s responsible for the growth of ovarian follicles. Follicles produce estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries and help maintain the menstrual cycles in women.  Your levels of follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH triggers your ovaries to prepare an egg for release each month. High FSH can mean lower fertility in women. The FSH blood levels get checked early in your menstrual cycle (often on day 3).  In women, the most common reasons for an FSH test include: Assessing infertility problems, assessing irregular menstrual cycles, diagnosing disorders of the pituitary gland or diseases involving the ovaries. 

    -Ultrasound  

    An ultrasound scan can be used to check your ovaries, womb and fallopian tubes. Certain conditions that can affect the womb, such as endometriosis and fibroids, can prevent pregnancy.   A scan can also be used to look for signs that your fallopian tubes – the tubes that connect the ovaries and the womb – may be blocked, which may be stopping eggs traveling along the tubes and into the womb.   If the ultrasound suggests a possible blockage, your doctor will refer you to a specialist to discuss further checks, such as a laparoscopy.  During a transvaginal ultrasound scan, a small ultrasound probe is placed in your vagina. The scan can be used to check the health of your womb and ovaries and for any blockages in your fallopian tubes. 

    Fertility Check-up for Men: 

    – Semen analysis  

    It is a fluid containing sperm (plus other sugar and protein substances) that are released during ejaculation. A semen analysis measures factors of sperm health:   The number of sperm, the shape of the sperm, sperm motility, fructose level, semen PH level, color and viscosity, Sperm Vitality and white blood cell infiltration.        

    Fakih IVF Qatar is currently offering you free fertility check-up (AMH- Ultrasound – Semen analysis- consultation) for appointments please call 40350111 or visit https://fakihivfqatar.com/book-an-appointment/  

    Offer valid until 29 Feb 2020.