Infertility Clinic in Birmingham
Navigating the challenges of infertility can be a complex and emotional journey. At our clinic, we offer comprehensive infertility testing to provide clarity and personalised guidance for couples struggling to conceive. Our dedicated team of specialists use advanced diagnostic techniques to identify underlying causes, enabling us to tailor treatment plans specific to individual needs.
We understand the sensitive nature of this process and are committed to providing compassionate support, ensuring that our patients receive the most accurate assessments and empathetic care throughout their fertility journey.
Complete infertility testing
Infertility testing involves a series of medical assessments and diagnostic procedures to identify underlying factors that may be hindering a person’s ability to conceive, helping doctors determine appropriate treatment strategies.
How do you assess for causes of inifertility?
Medical History: Comprehensive discussion about medical and reproductive history, lifestyle factors, and previous pregnancies.
Physical Examination: Thorough physical examination to identify any visible issues or abnormalities.
Ovulation Tracking: Monitoring menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns to assess regularity.
Semen Analysis: Evaluation of the male partner’s sperm count, motility, and morphology.
Blood Tests: Checking hormone levels, such as FSH, LH, estrogen, and thyroid hormones, to assess ovarian function and overall health.
Ultrasound: Transvaginal ultrasound to examine the uterus and ovaries for abnormalities or irregularities.
Hysterosalpingography (HSG): X-ray procedure to check for blockages or abnormalities in the fallopian tubes and uterus.
Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive surgery to visualise reproductive organs directly, often used if other tests are inconclusive.
Genetic Testing: Screening for genetic disorders that might affect fertility.
Specialised Tests: Depending on individual cases, additional tests like immunological tests or endometrial biopsy might be performed.
Blood tests commonly used to assess infertility include:
- Hormone Levels:
- FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone): Elevated levels may indicate diminished ovarian reserve.
- LH (Luteinising Hormone): Imbalances can affect ovulation.
- Estradiol: Monitors ovarian function and egg production.
- Progesterone: Checks if ovulation is occurring.
- Prolactin: High levels might disrupt menstrual cycles.
- Thyroid Function Tests (TSH, T3, T4): Thyroid disorders can impact fertility.
- AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone): Reflects ovarian reserve.
- Infectious Diseases: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis:
- Immune Factors: Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA), Antiphospholipid Antibodies:
- Metabolic Factors: Glucose and Insulin Levels
- Vitamin D Levels
- Blood Type
Book an infertility clinic consultation using our streamlined booking process
We strive to make our clinics as convenient as possible, minimising disruptions to your daily life. Simply select a date and time that works for you, enter your details, and one of our experienced GPs will walk you through the necessary steps.
During an infertility consultation, patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation of medical history, lifestyle factors, and any previous treatments. The doctor will likely conduct physical examinations and order specific tests, aiming to identify the underlying causes of infertility and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs and goals.
Occupational Health Assessment
In-Clinic GP Consultation
Video GP Consultation
Telephone GP Consultation
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The initial step typically involves a comprehensive assessment of both partners’ medical histories and a series of fertility tests to identify potential issues.
The duration varies, but initial tests can often be completed within a menstrual cycle. Further evaluations might take additional time based on specific conditions.
Coverage varies widely. Some insurance plans may cover certain tests and treatments, so it’s essential to check your policy or discuss options with your provider.
For women, issues like ovulation disorders and blocked fallopian tubes are common. In men, low sperm count and abnormal sperm function are frequent causes.
While stress can affect overall health, it’s not a direct cause of infertility. However, managing stress through relaxation techniques can support overall well-being during the fertility journey