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Initial Consultation:

In initial consultation with the doctor, you will be interviewed regarding your previous treatment, the results of any test you have had and the options for further treatment. Both you and your partner will probably be given a physical examination. In order to protect the unborn child you and your partner are required to have various screening tests done prior to commencing treatment.

Preliminary Tests :

  • Semen Analysis
  • Cervical Smear
  • Vaginal Swab for culture
  • Cervical Swab for Chlamydia
  • Rubella Screen
  • FSH on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle
  • Pelvic assessments scan
  • HIV, Hepatitis B & C (for both partners)
  • Full Blood Count and Group (if relevant)

The male partner will be asked to produce a semen sample for analysis in our laboratory, regardless of whether or not its has been done elsewhere. The reason for this is that different laboratories use different methods and semen characteristics can change with time.

Confidentiality : All your treatment at this clinic is strictly confidential; contact with your GP or any unlicensed third party will only be made with your prior consent in writing.

How is the problem diagnosed ?
The doctor will give you and your partner thorough physical exams to help investigate and find a treatment for infertility.

You may have to give the doctor more information to help determine why pregnancy doesn't occur. The doctor will ask both you and your partner questions during joint and separate interviews.

Some of the questions usually asked are about previous medical conditions such as illnesses and infections, use of drugs and alcohol, sexual intercourse practices, detailed sexual history (including previous pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion), genital surgery, circumcision, and normal genital development.

 

In addition to a complete physical and gynecological exam, the doctor may want to do the following tests:

urine and blood tests to check for infections and a hormone imbalance

tests on a sample of cervical mucus and a sample of tissue from the lining of your uterus to determine if ovulation is occurring

a count of your partner's sperm to see if the cause of infertility is too few sperm.

The doctor may also instruct you on how to take and chart your body temperature each morning. There is a natural rise in body temperature after ovulation. By looking at your temperature chart, the doctor may determine if and when ovulation is occurring.

A doctor may do the following procedures to check if a blockage in the fallopian tubes or uterus is causing the infertility:

a laparoscopy
(a scope is inserted into your abdomen so the doctor may view the organs)

an insufflation of the fallopian tubes
(carbon dioxide gas is blown into the tubes to help the doctor locate a blockage)

an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes

Medical Services :
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