Are you planning to get pregnant? For women considering conception, certain tests are available to assess your reproductive capacity. The female reproductive system is highly complex involving numerous organs, and hormones. Fertility tests are available to assess both the aforementioned aspects of the female reproductive system; blood tests can assess hormonal levels, whilst ultrasound devices, X-rays, contrast dyes, and MRIs can create images of internal structures with pinpoint accuracy.

Despite the advances in modern medicine however, the history and physical exam still remain an essential component in fertility screening and evaluation. A detailed medical history and appropriate physical exams can offer clues which can help filter out unnecessary tests and select those which will lead to a likely diagnosis.

In the following video, robotic gynaecology surgeon and fertility specialist, Dr Kenneth Leong, talks about tests that should be performed when planning for pregnancy: