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what are the signs of being barren?

By Anonymous April 27, 2011 - 11:31pm
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Hi Anonymous,

There is really just one "symptom" of infertility, that is once you and your partner have been trying to conceive for one year unsuccessfully. If this is the case, you should see a specialist.

During the first visit, you will both be evaluated. The doctor will ask about symptoms and medical history. Your doctor will look for physical problems that might cause infertility.

The following tests may be done to see if you are ovulating:

Urine test—to measure hormone levels
Basal body temperature—rises at ovulation and remains elevated during the second half of your cycle and throughout pregnancy; you take your temperature every day and record it on a chart
Blood test—to measure hormone levels
Endometrial biopsy —to see if ovulation is causing changes in the lining of the uterus
The following may be done to check if your uterus and fallopian tubes are normal:

Hysterosalpingography (HSG)—an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes
Transvaginal ultrasound—a device inserted into the vagina to take a "picture" of the pelvic organs
Hysteroscopy—a thin device inserted through the cervix to look inside the uterus
Laparoscopy —a small device with a camera is inserted into incisions in the abdomen, allowing the doctor to examine the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus

Please visit our Infertility page for more information. http://www.empowher.com/condition/infertility-fertility/symptoms

Hope this helps!


April 28, 2011 - 5:26am
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