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Fertility tests




Fertility Specialist Enrique Soto says that 3% of women and men can have fertility problems, because it is a combined thing.

In order to help the couple to conceive, specialists do basic tests. “For men, a sperm test is conducted to know how many sperms there are, how well they move and the shape. The normal is over 15 million per millimeter but only one make’s it. For women the basic tests are an X ray to see if the fallopian tubes are open and working well, see if the uterus is normal and hormonal testing, which is the most important one,” he says.

The specialist explains that there is a particular hormone, called anti-mullerian hormone, which gives an idea of how many eggs a woman has. “Every month, in order to release one egg, many are used. After the age of 35, this number goes down very fast. After the age of 40 this number goes much faster. When the woman is in her early 40s, 43-44, there are only very few eggs left. That’s why it’s so important to know the egg count”.

Transcript
Let’s talk about what are causing the fertility issues on the medical level what are the things you’re seeing yes so in about a third percent of the cases the woman is the one that’s affected is affected and a third is a man and about a third it’s a combined thing so what we normally see what we normally do is we do basic tests in order to see these so for the men we do a semen analysis which is just a sperm test with the simple test we can we know how many sperm are there how the motility how well they move in the shape and you need millions of sperm to pull this off only one gets through yeah so the normal is over 15 million per milliliter but only one makes it that’s true yes and that’s that’s for the that’s up for the male side and then for women the basic tests are an x-ray where we can tell if the if the fallopian tubes are open and and and working well and we can also see that the uterus is normal it doesn’t have any any sort of problems and then some hormonal testing and this is probably the most important one there’s a particular hormone that we that we need to check that’s called anti-mullerian hormone anti-mullerian hormone yes and this hormone actually gives us an idea of how many eggs a woman has because this is what this is this is why we could we and you have a set number of eggs that’s exactly what my point I was going to make so you have about women are born with all the eggs that they’re gonna have even before the woman was born she was set with a certain number then every month in order to just release one egg many are used so now after the age of 35 this number starts to go down very fast after the age of 40 much faster so to the most women when they’re up about in their early 40s about 43 44 there’s only very few eggs left so that’s why it’s so important to know the egg count and see how many eggs are available early in a woman’s life.

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