Fertility Assessment as the first step towards your pregnancy dreamShearn
Are you ready for your pregnancy journey?
If you have been actively trying to conceive but to no avail after 6 months or 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse, a fertility assessment with a fertility specialist is required. An exact diagnosis is important for finding the right treatment options to achieve your dream. Fertility assessment is the best way to know whether you’re infertile.
What is Fertility Assessment?
Fertility Assessment is an assessment that helps to investigate the reason behind your difficulty in conceiving. Through the process of your fertility assessment, you will undergo a series of tests to evaluate your reproductive health. This includes an assessment on both husband and wife:
A visit to a Fertility Specialist Centre will start with:
- Semen analysis to find the parameter of the sperm quality and quantity
- A pelvic vagina scan to find the overall condition of the egg reserve
- An abdominal scan to find out the overall condition of the womb, indications of fibroid, cysts, PCOS or endometriosis.
- A need to do a further investigation such as HSG to investigate blocked fallopian tubes.
- Blood test
Once the assessment has been completed, our fertility specialist will discuss with you the available treatment options that can help you to conceive.
Who and when should go for Fertility Assessment?
Fertility Assessment is recommended for people who have been trying to conceive naturally for more than 12 months if they are under 38 or have been trying to conceive for longer than 6 months if they are over 38. It is also recommended for anyone who has already had a miscarriage, diagnosis of fertility issues, such PCOS, or has been advised by their doctor to do further investigations.
Other issues that should trigger your attention include;
- irregular periods
- repeated miscarriages
- thyroid problems
- cystic fibrosis
- problems getting an erection
- problems ejaculating
Where Should you go for Fertility Assessment?
There are many reputable IVF centre that you may go for a fertility assessment. At Alpha IVF we provide fertility assessment for their patients. Patients will have a consultation with the doctor whereby the doctor will discuss with you your medical history, expectations that you have and during this time, take the opportunity to ask questions that you have prepared to fully benefit from this visit.
Based on the assessment reports, the doctor will then discuss with you the treatment options appropriate for you, weighing the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, benefits and risks, and success rates for each option. The consultation will typically last between 20 to 40 minutes or longer for more complex cases.
How is infertility treated?
Making an appointment to see a fertility specialist may seem like a big step. Considering that their many misconceptions associated with fertility issues, we know how difficult it is for couples to take the first step in crossing that bridge.
Treatment for infertility can include a combination of lifestyle changes, medicine, hormone therapy, and surgical procedures. However, two of the most common fertility treatments are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
With the advanced technologies deployed in assisted reproductive treatment, IVF success rates have climbed to a high 80 over for the last decade compared to 15 over when it was first started.