Diagnosis of Infertility in Men
Other Possible Tests
- Ultrasound —a test that uses sound waves to examine structures inside the body
- X-ray —a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body
- Testicular Biopsy —removal of a small sample of testicular tissue for testing
- Post-coital Test —to determine if your sperm is compatible with the mucus in your partner’s cervix
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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