Fertility Testing For Men & Women

Fertility Testing For Men & Women

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Fertility Testing

Walk in Clinic London has built special and long-lasting relationships with a prestigious network of respected specialists in London and its surrounding areas.

We work with tried-and-tested consultants and specialists who receive positive feedback from patients and with whom we have already built long-term relationships.

Sexually transmitted diseasescan and does influence your fertility. Our doctor will provide you with up-to-date treatment, plans and advice, and the necessary management post-screening. Before you plan to get pregnant it is important to resolve issues of STIs as this is potentially one of the biggest problems which can negatively affect your fertility.

Whether it is an important part of your treatment plan or under insurance cover we will give you a quick referral to the appropriate specialist following the initial consultation with our in-house G.P. (Information will be given to your insurance provider together with a detailed referral letter.)

Our specialist will then write to us giving detailed information and the treatment discussed with you. Upon receipt of this we will let you know what you need to do next and develop the treatment plan together which suits you.

Specialists’ appointments can be arranged with our gynaecologistand urologist and imaging referrals for CTs, and MRIs.

Ultrasound scans are carried out in-house. During infertility treatment it is used to monitor the production of follicles carefully by ultrasound to achieve the desired result without excessive stimulation of the ovaries.

Transvaginal ultrasound is highly recommended when your specialist or doctor needs a more thorough diagnostic image than the standard abdominal ultrasound and can detect an abnormality of the cervix.

Transvaginal ultrasound is used by professional healthcare experts for assessment and examination predominantly of the female reproductive organs. It is considered safe, non-invasive and painless. Ultrasound is the best imaging modality for soft tissues and does not involve ionising radiation. An ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images on a screen using a probe which come in various shapes and is inserted into the vagina. The resulting image visualizes the uterus, bladder, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, and cervix. Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal examination that takes about an hour or less.

We are able toalso fast-track referrals which are arranged independently through the Walk-in Clinic.

Fertility treatments include:

  • Medicines to improve fertility in addition to assisted conception.
  • Assisted conception - i.e. intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
    • i. Gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT) and
    • ii. Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
  • 3. Corrective surgical treatments - when the cause of infertility is found to be due to a pre-existing condition.

Medicines containinggonadotrophin are sometimes used. Clomifene blocks the feedback mechanism to the pituitary gland and results in the pituitary gland making and releasing more gonadotrophin hormone which subsequently stimulates ovulation.Gonadotrophin medicines also improve fertility in men with certain types of hormonal problems that can affect sperm count.

Metformin can be used for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and have trouble conceiving. It is normally used to treat some diabetics. Studies recommend its use to help improve fertility in some women with PCOS, usually in combination with clomifene.

It is important to be aware of and appreciatethe realistic success rates and evidence for these medicines and any potential side-effects or risks with the doctor and/or fertility specialist discussed.

Surgical treatments

An operation may be required for:

  • Fallopian tube problems.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Fibroids.
  • A blockage in the tube inside the epididymis in men.
  • Avaricocele (varicose veins of the testicles) repair. However, there is no guaranteeof improvement to fertility in men.

YOUR HEALTH, OUR PRIORITY

Same day appointments, as much time as you need with the doctor and instant referrals to our network of Consultant Specialists.

If you are experiencing health concerns, you don't have to wait any longer.

What Can Possibly Be Done

If you believe you are having problems with conception and have been trying unsuccessfully for a considerable time, this can be very stressful. We can support and help you with valuable specialist advice and private treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be trying to conceive for a specific period before a fertility test is necessary?

Fertility testing is customary practice after a year of trying to conceive. If you are concerned about your fertility for any reason, you do not have to wait to get tested.

What are the common causes of infertility?

In women, the most recognized cause is polycystic ovarian disorder, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and poor egg quality. In men, the most widely documented reason is poor sperm motility and/orlimitedsperm.

YOUR HEALTH, OUR PRIORITY

Same day appointments, as much time as you need with the doctor and instant referrals to our network of Consultant Specialists.

If you are experiencing health concerns, you don't have to wait any longer.

When Is A Woman Naturally Fertile?

Women are generally fertile around the mid-point of a woman’s menstrual cycle which might be day 14 including the first day of their period counted as day one; however, it can be earlier orlater.

We can also organise for eggs and sperm to be frozen for future use if this is a preferred option for you. As women and men age their fertility decreases and egg and sperm quality reduces affecting the viability of each.

Frozen eggs and sperm are also generally offered to people undergoing cancer treatments who are keen to have children.

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Address

Suite 2, 117a Harley Street, London W1G 6AT

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0207 0968853

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 21:00

Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 14:00

About Us


At Walk in Clinic, we provide convenient and affordable private gp services to patients. If you are staying, visiting or working in London, then our gp appointments can be conducted in person by walking in at the clinic.