Should you Take at-Home Fertility Tests?

Should you Take at-Home Fertility Tests?

With all the advances in technology today, it is now possible to test your fertility in the comfort of your own home. That’s right, no pricey doctor’s visits, uncomfortable waiting rooms, or long waits in the office. Read on to find out more about at home fertility tests. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What they are

At home fertility tests are tests that are much like an at home pregnancy test. They usually detect FSH levels in the urine. They can detect the levels of FSH in your body, to let you know if it is possible that you might have a diminished egg reserve or poor egg quality.

How they work

Each test works a little bit differently, but most are very simple and easy to use. You use them much like an at home pregnancy test. Some tests will require you to urinate in a cup and then dip the test stick in the cup, and some tests will have you urinate directly on the test stick.

When to test

Most FSH detecting fertility tests are done on day 3 of your menstrual cycle. You also most likely will need to use your first morning urine, and make sure that you have not urinated for at least 4 hours prior to testing. However, each test has different instructions for when and how to conduct the test. Make sure to read the instructions carefully prior to use.

What to look for

Reading the results of an at home FSH test is a bit different than a pregnancy test. With a pregnancy test, you are just looking for a line to show up. That is not how a fertility test works. With a fertility test, you will be using a reference line. The reference line will already be on the test. You will be looking to see how closely your line compares to the reference line. If your test line does not show up at all, or if your test line is lighter in color than the reference line, your FSH levels are in the normal range. However, if your test line is darker or the same color as the reference line, your FSH levels may be elevated. This can mean a harder time getting pregnant. If your FSH levels appear to be elevated, you should see a doctor to get checked out.

Where to purchase

You can purchase these over the counter fertility tests online or at a drugstore near you. They are usually very inexpensive, around $20. If you need to find out where to purchase one, you can find one by doing a quick web search, or ask your doctor for recommendations.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.