Fertility consults are stressful for most couples. It’s best that you adequately prepare for your initial consult. Beware fertility consultations tend to be longer.
Both partners should come to the clinic together. Bring along all the results of any previous tests done. And summaries of previous related procedures. If you have already undergone fertility treatment elsewhere, bring a summary of this as well, regardless of whether you succeeded.
This is the commonest cause of female infertility locally. Tubes may be blocked following sexually transmitted infections (STIs), other pelvic infections, or even after pelvic surgery. Tests to check the tubes are easily available.
The cause of PCOS is not known, but sometimes runs in families. The symptoms are related to abnormal hormone production (hence the term hormone imbalance). The diagnosis is made following typical symptoms, hormone tests and ultrasound imaging of the ovaries.
Gynecological health screening has been proven to prevent certain cancers and other serious diseases. . Often questions arise about when to commence screening, frequency of screening visits, what to be screened for and when to stop.