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What are fertility tests

First of all, it is important to emphasize that  fertility tests  are carried out in a personalized way, always taking into account the characteristics of each patient.

When a patient decides to go to an assisted reproduction center because they cannot get pregnant, fertility screening singapore tests are the first step to diagnose the cause of infertility and assess the reproductive situation they are in.

Today, there are different fertility tests, ranging from a hormonal analysis to more complex tests like a hysteroscopy, that help predict how likely a woman is to get pregnant. The objective of the hormonal analysis is to assess the ovarian reserve of the woman, the hormonal evaluations that are carried out are:

FSH (Follicle Stimulating hormone) , FSH in women causes the maturation of oocytes and in men, the production of sperm.

LH (luteinizing hormone) , in women, a surge in LH leads to ovulation, in the case of men, it stimulates the cells located in the testes to produce testosterone.

Estradiol is a hormone that is found exclusively in women and is produced mainly in the ovaries, these glands produce other sex hormones that help maintain optimal functioning of the female sexual organs.

Prolactin or PRL is an essential hormone in maternity since, apart from stimulating the development of the mammary gland during pregnancy, it causes the mammary glands to produce milk when a pregnancy occurs. In the case of men, prolactin inhibits the secretion of testosterone in the testes.

TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone , is responsible for regulating the production of thyroid hormones and influences sexual development.

It is very important to carry out all these fertility tests to be able to diagnose if there are malformations in the uterus or in some other structure that are the cause for not achieving pregnancy.