First Visit To Memorial

Your first appointment

Homapage / Your first appointment

In order to decide on the most appropriate treatment for you, your doctor needs to know as much as possible about the history of your infertility. You will be asked about your menstruation, any abnormal bleedings that you may have had, whether you have a history of infections in your reproductive...

In order to decide on the most appropriate treatment for you, your doctor needs to know as much as possible about the history of your infertility. You will be asked about your menstruation, any abnormal bleedings that you may have had, whether you have a history of infections in your reproductive system and whether you have had any abortions, pregnancies or surgical operations. Your husband will be asked whether he has suffered injuries or traumas to his  genital system, whether he has had any operations or infections and what medication and treatment he has received. You will both be asked how long you have been trying to have a baby, how often you have sexual intercourse, whether you use contraception or not, and whether any members of your families have a congenital disorder.
After that, you will have a pelvic ultrasound that shows the ovaries and uterus.

Next, depending on your assessment so far, advanced diagnostic procedures, such as hysterosalphingography (HSG) or karyotype analysis, or therapeutic procedures, such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy or open surgery, may be needed.

For your husband, the clinician may request a semen analysis. Because the clinician’s observation is crucial in this test, whenever possible we prefer the test to be performed in our clinic. Recent sexual activity can affect sperm quality. It is therefore important that your husband should have refrained from any sexual activity, including masturbation, for 3 to 4 days prior to the appointment date. If there are any serious sperm problems, then urology-andrology consultation and more detailed examination may be needed.

At the end of this first visit, your optimal treatment protocol will be planned:

First, your doctor will outline your protocol. We suggest that you take a moment to write down any questions you want to ask the doctor and discuss the therapy in detail.

If you decide to go forward with an IVF cycle, your next step is the teaching session. A nurse will describe the procedures, discuss how you will be monitored throughout the cycle, teach you and your husband how to give shots (injections), and answer any questions you may have.

The nurse will also tell you the date and time of your next appointment.

Consent forms are signed at this time.

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