How much is cost of fertility test in Nigeria? (Fertility Tests To Be Done Listed), Itemized prices of male and female fertility test in Nigeria.
Infertility is a big issue globally and i must inform you that it is not only a woman problem. Males comtribute about 40 percent to the causes of infertility that may bedevil any couples. So stop the victimization of women over inability to conceive.
To start with, i will list the causes of infertility in a couple:
➡️Age (older couplesust likely battle infertility)
➡️blocked fallopian tubes
➡️sexually transmitted infection
➡️pelvic inflammatory disease
➡️diabetes (both male and female)
➡️Primary ovarian insufficiency
➡️Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
➡️low sperm count
➡️ watery sperm
➡️ poor sperm motility
➡️weak erection (erectile dysfunction)
➡️complications from groin surgeries especially in men
Couples (men and women) findimg it difficult to have children are always told by their doctors to have some fertility tests done so as to ascertain the causes of their infertilty. I am going to itemised these fertility tests and their cost below:
List of Fertilty tests and their cost in Nigeria
1. Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
According to the NIGERIAN HEALTH BLOG: “there is no way your doctor will make a definitive diagnosis of tubal blockage without requesting for a HSG test. Hysterosalpingography is the confirmatory test for tubal blockage. Other important tests for tubal blockage are tubal insufflation and laparoscopy.”
COST: #30,000 NAIRA
2. SEMINAL FLUID ANALYSIS
Seminal fluid analysis is a medical test done to assess the characteristics of the male semen and the spermatozoa therein. It is usually done to evaluate the male fertility or infertility.
COST: #20,000 naira
3. Abdominal scan
“During infertility testing, ultrasound scans can provide information on the ovaries, endometrial lining, and uterus. Specialized ultrasounds can be used to evaluate ovarian reserves, the uterine shape in more detail, and whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked”. (VeryWellFamily)
COST: #7,000 Naira
4. Thyroid Function Test
The doctor may suspect a thyroid disorder as the cause of couples infertility and may request for a thyroid function test done.
5. Hormonal Profile
Acesses female amd male reproduvtive hormomes in the blood such as oestrogen, luteinixing hormone, progesterone, prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone and testosterone. Hormonal profile checks the function of the ovaries in women and testes in male.
COST: #32,000 naira now due to present economic realities
6. Scrotal or Testicular Scan
A testicular ultrasound is a diagnostic test that obtains images of the testicles and the surrounding tissues in your scrotum. It is safe and painless. Your doctor can study blood flow in your testicles to find narrowing or blockages interfering with the flow of semen and hindering fertility. Through the scan, the radiologist can identify swellings or lump in your testes and even the source of pain.
COST: N8,500 naira in Nigeria
7. Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sometimes, sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia, trichomonas, syphilis are the cause of your infertility. Please go and see a doctor to determine if you will need to do some blood test, vaginal swabs, urethral swabs, rectal swabs done to rule out STDs as source of your inability to conceive as a couple.
COST OF STD TEST: N25,000 naira
8. Sugar Test
Diabetes causes infertility especially among men. High blood sugar may be the cause of weak erection and poor libido. Couples are advised to go and have their sugar level checked as one of the screening for the causes of infertility.
9. Blood pressure
It is very important you have your blood pressure checked during fertility test.
The cost of fertility test in Nigeria is around #80,000 – #100,000 naira taking all the tests listed above into cognizance.
These tests are not exhaustive as it depends on the findings of your doctor. More or less of these tests may be requested. You can have these infertility tests done in any of the standard laboratories or fertility clinics in Nigeria (Lagos, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Kano, Abuja, Enugu etc)
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