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Fertility doctors use a range of blood tests and surgical tests to investigate fertility issues.

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Blood tests for infertility include FSH, Prolactin, Luteinizing, Estradiol, Serum Progesterone and others. If you are unable to become pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse, or six months if you are a woman over 35, you and your partner should have a full physical and medical evaluation.

Progesterone is a hormone produced mainly in the ovaries by the corpus luteum (what the follicle turns into after it releases the egg). Progesterone helps prepare the uterus for the implantation of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg implants, progesterone then helps the uterine lining (endometrium) to maintain the pregnancy.

Estradiol is a type of estrogen, the major sex hormone in women. It is secreted by the ovarian follicles. As the follicles grow and develop each month, they produce estradiol. This sets the rest of the reproductive cycle in motion.

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Embryo Screening for a Healthy Baby

There can be several problems with an embryo which might not be picked up by screening.
Dr. Eric Surrey M.D. , a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine discusses embryo screening and its limitations.

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Dr. Christopher S. Sipe, at Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses the tests used to determine the cause of infertility.

How does Comprehensive Chromosomes screening help increase IVF success

Eric Forman, MD of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey discusses Comprehensive Chromosomes screening (CCS) and how many chromosomes are needed for a safe baby.