To better understand your reserve, it is important to meet with a fertility specialist for a
consultation. Your doctor may recommend few tests in order to understand your fertility status.
Check your Antral Follicle Count through a vaginal ultrasound scan
This test is performed by an ultrasound sonographer who will use a vaginal probe and a scan
to count your antral follicles – this number correlates with your hormone profile results and
will give the doctor a better idea of the diagnosis. Moreover, this test can diagnose any other
type of malformation or dysfunction.
Check your Hormones through a blood Test
Have a blood test to check the level of your hormones – LH, FSH, Estrogen, AMH (read Female Hormones
AMH is the latest and more accurate blood test which helps healthcare professionals understanding
your egg reserve. FSH hormone is considered now as an old fashion type of test, but you may still
be asked to do it. With these results, doctors can understand how fertile you are, can advise
you with the best treatment and how quickly you should have it, and can predict the potential
Keep in your mind that the blood test should be performed between Day 2 – Day 5 of your menstrual
cycle. If you are taking contraceptive pills, it may be recommended to stop them at least 3 months
before you test your AMH level.
Check your Fallopian Tubes through an Hysterosalpingography (X-ray)
This test is performed with contrast dye and X-ray in order to understand if there are abnormalities
in the uterus (its shape) and to confirm if the fallopian tubes are open and permeable.