How long does it take to identify the cause of my infertility?

28th October 2013 in Infertility

When you come to Manchester Fertility because you need help to have a baby, one of the things we do first is book you, and your partner, in for thorough testing.

You may already have had testing done at your GPs, if you initially sought help this way, in which case we would only need to see the results of your tests, with repeat tests done if necessary.

Your tests are designed to reveal if there’s a medical reason why you are not conceiving naturally. For women, testing involves blood tests examining things like your hormone levels, and scans of the uterus and ovaries done in our modern ultrasound room, which will tell us if there are any blockages in your fallopian tubes or issues preventing ovulation.

For men, testing involves a full semen analysis which examines the shape, motility and ability of the sperm to fertilise the egg, by our expert andrology team in our laboratory.

Typically, these tests are all conducted and results obtained within a month if not sooner, so from the moment you initially see us, it could be that just a few weeks later you will finally have a reason why you are not conceiving. Often, the problem isn’t just isolated to one cause. It’s not uncommon for the problems to relate to you and your partner. Or, for there to be no known medical reason for you not being able to have a baby. This is known as ‘unexplained’ infertility.

Whatever you results show, we will give you a thorough and detailed treatment plan, telling you which treatment has the best chance of success based on your personal diagnosis. All costs will be fully outlined to you in an open and transparent way, with no ‘hidden extras’, so you understand how much your private infertility treatment will cost with our expert fertility specialists in Cheshire.

If you’re struggling to conceive, it may be worth you visiting your GP for initial testing and investigations, depending upon how long you have been trying for a baby, or you can book in with us for a private Fertility MOT. Testing can be done individually or as a couple as is part of our reproductive health service.

Your Fertility MOT is a series of comprehensive tests, which will tell you your current fertility status and if there are any issues preventing conception.

Last updated: 20th January 2020