In This Article:
Diagnosis of Infertility
Diagnosis of Female Infertility
Diagnosis of Male Infertility
There are numerous tests used by doctors and specialists to diagnose infertility. Ultimately, a fertility work-up will examine overall health in an attempt to determine what is specifically causing infertility. You should expect a thorough look into the sexual habits and histories of both partners.
An in-depth look into the medical history of both partners is crucial for helping to diagnose infertility. This history may include:
environmental factors (for men, this includes heat, radiation, and chemotherapy);
medications (a doctor can note which may affect fertility);
drug use (alcohol, smoking, marijuana);
sexual habits (involving frequency, lubricant use, and prior fertility experience);
past medical and surgical history
for men, episodes of testicular trauma (such as torsion).
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