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5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Hysterectomy

My gynecologist recommended I get a hysterectomy because my periods weren’t just irregular, I was spotting all the time. He said it’s a simple surgery and I’d feel much better afterward. So, I scheduled the surgery without even thinking, “should I get a hysterectomy?” I didn’t ask the gynecologist any questions — nor did I get a second opinion from another doctor.

Having Trouble Conceiving? Basic Fertility Tests of an Infertility Workup

If you’re having trouble conceiving a baby, it might be time to think about fertility tests or an infertility workup. Here’s a brief description of six basic types of fertility tests, given by a doctor or fertility specialist.

“An infertility workup tests all the links in the chain of events from ovulation to an established pregnancy in an orderly way,” say the experts in Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. “It can take as long as six to twelve months, because many tests have to be scheduled at specific times in your cycle and can’t be combined.”

For more info on women’s health in general – and female infertility – click on Our Bodies, Ourselves. And, read on for four fertility tests or an infertility workup…Read More »Having Trouble Conceiving? Basic Fertility Tests of an Infertility Workup