Fertility testing can be stressful for a couple. In some
ways, you may feel optimistic -- perhaps you'll finally find out what is wrong,
which may bring you one step closer to finding a solution. On the other hand,
it's also normal to worry that you won't find out what's causing your
infertility, or you may be worried that the solution will be beyond your reach
Then, there is the waiting for the actual tests, then waiting for results. Some
tests are uncomfortable, like the HSG, and some tests may bring up feelings of
inadequacy or shame, like the semen analysis. And yet for others, the testing
phase is no big deal. (I don't know many people like this, but they exist!)
Did you experience anxiety or worry over fertility testing? How did you cope?
Please share your experiences here.
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What to Expect During Fertility Tests
Coping with Fertility Testing Anxiety
All About Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
What to Expect During Semen Analysis
Understanding Semen Analysis Results: What's Normal, What's Abnormal, and Why
Performance Anxiety During Testing and Treatment
Symptoms and Risk Factors of Infertility
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