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

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All healthy humans are born with 46 chromosomes that are part of every cell in the body. Chromosomes are divided into 22 matching pairs and one pair of sex chromosomes. These cell structures each carry the genetic material, or DNA, that makes every individual unique.

You receive genes from both of your biological parents; half from your mother and half from your father. The genes determine which features you inherit, such as hair and eye color, blood type, and other characteristics — like your father’s nose or your mother’s mouth.

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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.

The AMH test (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) is a blood test to help the fertility doctor assess the woman's ovarian reserve. The test measures the levels of AMH in a woman's blood and is helpful in determining whether a woman has premature ovarian aging (diminished ovarian reserve) or premature ovarian failure.

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Ovarian Surgery related to infertility

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses what is involved in ovarian surgery as it relates to infertility.

What Is a Fertility Consultation?

Dr. Brad Miller, a fertility doctor and founder of RMA Michigan, explains the tests that are involved during a fertility consultation.

Why is it Important for the Male Partner to Have a Fertility Evaluation?

Dr. Natan Bar-Chama of RMA New York discusses the importance of males having a fertility work up. It is now known that when a couple has infertility problems, up to 30% is due to male factor infertility.