DIAGNOSIS AND CARE FOR FEMALES

Before starting any treatment, we will assess your detailed family and medical history, perform a physical examination and vaginal ultrasound scan and blood tests measuring hormonal levels. Chromosome abnormalities and blood clotting disorders can be diagnosed with genetic testing and immunological testing may identify antibodies preventing implantation. Specific tests may include:

  • Ovulation examination: This test attempts to determine whether ovulation has taken place and also includes hormonal testing
  • Ovulation induction: Uses oral and/or injected medications to boost the chances of fertilisation
  • Genetic testing for inheritable conditions
  • Screening for blood clotting disorder
  • Immunological testing including screening for antibodies against sperm, ovarian antibodies and trophoblast. If needed, patients may be referred to a reproductive immunologist or an endocrinologist
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): A method to evaluate the fallopian tubes and uterus
  • Hysteroscopy to examine the uterus from within, as well as minor surgical procedures such as the removal of polyps, adhesions and smaller fibroids
  • Laparoscopy: is additionally used to inspect the pelvic region enabling treatment of ovarian cysts and the evaluation of the fallopian tubes