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How can I find out what is wrong?

You and your partner will have thorough exams. You both will be asked questions about

  • your sexual history and whether there have been pregnancies before
  • your medical history
  • your use of drugs and alcohol
  • how often you have sex and if you use a lubricant
  • any surgery on your sex organs or in your abdomen.

You may also have these tests:

  • Tests of urine and blood. This checks for infections and your hormone levels.
  • Tests of the mucus from your cervix and tissue from the lining of your uterus. This finds out if your ovaries work.
  • Your partner's sperm may be counted. He may be making too few sperm to get you pregnant.
  • Dr. Hardy may also want to make sure your tubes or uterus are not blocked. He may check for scar tissue in your pelvis.
  • Dr. Hardy may use a scope and a blue-colored fluid to help see the organs. This helps him determine if your tubes are opened or closed.