Can the results of fertility tests vary over time?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 10/25/2016

Yes, but it depends on what is causing infertility. Nonetheless, results can vary from test to test, either for the better or for the worse, as long as it is a case of temporary and treatable infertility.

A man’s sperm quality can be improved if, for example, stress or an infection was the reason behind it. And the same applies in cases of women suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

However, when infertility is a consequence of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or is caused by non-obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm count) or early menopause, we are talking about permanent infertility and improvements cannot be achieved naturally.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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