Age & Infertility
Evaluation for Age Related Infertility
Diagnostic tests for advanced age infertility :
Evaluation begins with medical history and a pelvic exam. Women with any medical disorders such as high blood pressure, or diabetes will provide information regarding the course of pregnancy. Such problem is important to be controlled before attempting the pregnancy. Other tests required are as following.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone [FSH] and Estradiol [E2]:
High level of FSH / or E2 in blood on 3rd day of menstrual cycle may mean that infertility is age related.
Clomiphene citrate challenge test :
This test can be used to check ovarian function. An FSH blood test is taken on day 3 of the cycle. Clomiphene citrate is then given on days 5-9 of the cycle. Another FSH level is obtained on day 10. If it is significantly elevated, this may indicate problem with ovarian function.