Female Hormone Testing: An Important First Step
As a woman, it would be so wonderful to be able to say that it’s not your fault that something is wrong and you can’t conceive. The problem with that is that you really cannot say that, as more times than not, it is the woman that is faced with the problem. Yet, there are countless helpful methods and testing that can improve your chances of becoming pregnant by simply educating you on your condition. Although you may not want to make this step, it is an important one and many times, it does lead to important understanding that is, if nothing else, a step in the right direction.
One of the most common testing that you will need to do is called the Female Hormone Testing. This test is designed to help gauge your hormone level or give the doctor some idea of what is happening, when it is happening and why. This can help them by providing you with the necessary information to improve your chances. It provides the road map, so to speak to finding success through treatment.
The Female Hormone Test is almost always done for patients that are considering IVF or In-vitro Fertilization. Nevertheless, the test is as simple as taking 11 tests of saliva during the month. You will need to take these tests at very specific times during your cycle. You will then send the test directly to your lab to be examined. Your doctor may recommend having this done for a couple of months if in fact there is an error in the testing or you feel that you haven’t had the process happen at the right times.
When the test comes back, it will tell your doctor just how much hormone has been in your system over the course of the month. It is specifically look at the level of hormone of estrogen and progesterone. These numbers can help them to determine why you may not be conceiving.
Possible problems that may be found including problems with maintaining the right level of progesterone, the cycle phasing problems, no ovulation problems or even early ovulation occurrence. These will lead your doctor to determine the right course of action for your specific case.