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Would the first response fertility test be able to tell me if my last IVF worked?

Would the first response fertility test be able to tell me if my last IVF worked?

No: If you had ivf, you should return to your doctor for follow up as recommended and not do tests on your own. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

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Are home fertility tests like 1st response accurate with telling your fertility? Also are the results something that should be rechecked monthly?

Are home fertility tests like 1st response accurate with telling your fertility? Also are the results something that should be rechecked monthly?

Mixed Answer: Lh predictor kits measure the lh surge, not ovulation per se. If you have a good lh surge, your chance of ovulation is about 95%. There are problems though. Faint positives represent less robust surges, often seen with Clomid (clomiphene) and are not very useful in this case. Remember ovulation comes ~ 24 hours after the peak of the surge. These kits cause stress. Sex ev other day, days 10 - 17 covers it. ...Read more

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When can one first test their fertility?

When can one first test their fertility?

After puberty: Reproduction is complex and is related to both female and male factors. Female factors primarily focus on age, ovarian function, endocrine hormones, uterine anatomy and status, fallopian tube anatomy and status, coital issues, cervical factors, and ultimately pelvic factors such as endometriosis. Male evaluation is critical in knowing where you stand. Best to see a reproductive physician. ...Read more

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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...Read more

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Been on sprintec for 3 months, and had unprotected sex last night, was also the first day of my fertility window. Safe to continue my BC until I test?

Been on sprintec for 3 months, and had unprotected sex last night, was also the first day of my fertility window. Safe to continue my BC until I test?

Yes: Stopping the birth control will only increase the likelihood you will become pregnant. About 3% of women get pregnant on birth control. Even though there are risks of being pregnant on birth control, I have never seen any issues with it. ...Read more

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Had a testicle removed due to torsion 2 months ago and had testosterone test first was 416 @ 12 pm n 570 @10 is it finedoes tt has a link to fertility?

Had a testicle removed due to torsion 2 months ago and had testosterone test first was 416 @ 12 pm n 570 @10 is it finedoes tt has a link to fertility?

Testicle Purpose: You are 18 and you have a good testicle. This testicle will produce the needed hormones and sperm for you. The body has all kinds of back up built in for you and having two testicles is not necessary for your life. I am glad to hear you are recovered and back to normal. ...Read more

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A fertility specialist wrote my wife a prescription for Synthroid (thyroxine) for a TSH of 2.9, borderline. Previous test was 2.1. What about retesting first?

A fertility specialist wrote my wife a prescription for Synthroid (thyroxine) for a TSH of 2.9, borderline. Previous test was 2.1. What about retesting first?

More than 1 approach: As she is trying to conceive, and a "normal" TSH in early pregnancy is under 2.5, it's reasonable to treat with synthroid (thyroxine). If retesting instead i would check thyroid hormones and thyroid antibodies to decide if treatment is needed. If you undergo ivf i would treat as elevated estrogen levels increase thyroid hormone binding protein and raises tsh. Untreated women may get more miscarriages with ivf. ...Read more

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What tests are used to determine fertility?

What tests are used to determine fertility?

Tests: You do not give your gender: this is important. Males are tested with a semen analysis (sperm count) this can be ordered by any doctor at most commercial labs. Females should see an OBGyn or (preferably) a fertility specialist for evaluation, there are multiple tests to look at. Good wishes. ...Read more