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Infertility Female

A pelvic examination is performed in all women with infertility.

The monthly release of an egg from the ovary is called ovulation. The body temperature increases when a woman ovulates. Body temperature measurements may be used to detect ovulation.

Tests that may be used to evaluate infertility in women may include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate the structure of the female organs in those with infertility may include:
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy:
    • Examination of the inside of the uterus
  • Hysterosalpingogram:
    • An x-ray contrast study of the uterus and fallopian tubes
  • Laparoscopy:
    • Examination of the inside of the pelvis

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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