Specialised Fertility Evaluation

Specialised Fertility Evaluation is a comprehensive procedure used to help patients understand their fertility. It involves a series of tests and assessments tailored to the individual, giving them insight into reproductive health. It can enable a quick diagnosis of any underlying issues that may be affecting fertility and guide potential treatments. By understanding more about fertility, patients can make informed decisions about their care. This process is vital for those wishing to conceive.

What is a Specialised Fertility Evaluation?

 Specialised Fertility Evaluation is an in-depth assessment that looks at a person's reproductive health. It involves a physical examination, a medical history review, and laboratory tests to check hormone levels and measure ovarian reserve. The results of the evaluation can help diagnose various fertility issues, such as hormonal imbalances or blocked fallopian tubes, which can then be treated. It also provides valuable information on the person's chances of conceiving naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques.

When shall one undergo a Specialised Fertility Evaluation?

Experts recommend that if you have not been able to conceive after one year of regular sexual intercourse, both partners should undergo a specialised fertility evaluation. 

  • If you are older than 35 years old, doctors recommend you go for evaluation after 6 months of trying.
  • If you are older than 40 years old, then consider consulting with an obstetrician-gynaecologist (ob-gyn) regarding the evaluation.

What are the risks associated with Specialised Fertility Evaluations?

Specialised Fertility Evaluations may carry risks, such as pain and discomfort during the procedure, difficulty obtaining a sample or fragments of cells from certain areas, or potential complications from anaesthesia. There may also be a risk of infection and/or bleeding following the procedure. In rare cases, some people may develop an allergic reaction to medications or dyes used during the evaluation. Additionally, there is a slight risk that the evaluation can cause damage to reproductive organs or tissue. Lastly, in extremely rare cases, fertility evaluations may lead to infertility.

What is the post-surgical course & recovery period for Specialised Fertility Evaluation?

Following Specialised Fertility Evaluation, patients are usually monitored over three to six months. This is to ensure any underlying issues are being addressed and that treatment is going as planned. Patients may need to return for further tests or scans during this time. At the end of the follow-up period, a thorough review will be conducted to determine whether any changes need to be made to the fertility plan.

What is the follow-up period for Specialised Fertility Evaluation?

Following a Specialised Fertility Evaluation, patients will be advised to attend a follow-up appointment within 6–8 weeks. During this appointment, the results of the evaluation will be discussed in detail and further advice will be given. This may include lifestyle changes or other investigations that will help determine the cause of any fertility issues.


Specialised fertility evaluation is important to determine the reason for infertility. It helps in creating a holistic and personalised fertility treatment plan to help one achieve the dream of parenthood. It involves consultation and performing tests on both partners. It also helps in determining whether the infertility issues lie with a male partner or a female partner. After the tests’ results, you can also devise your personalised treatment plan accordingly.

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1. How does a lifestyle affect fertility?

A healthy lifestyle ensures good fertility. When women are underweight, overweight, or exercise too much, it makes it difficult for them to get pregnant. Similarly, drinking alcohol, excessive smoking, and consuming marijuana reduce sperm count and movement in men. These lifestyle habits affect fertility.

2. How does a fertility evaluation differ from a standard physical examination?

A fertility evaluation includes specialised tests to evaluate reproductive anatomy, hormonal balance, and sperm quality that are not typically included in a standard physical exam.

3. What types of specialised tests are included in a fertility evaluation?

Tests may include ultrasounds, hormone profile testing, semen analysis, endometrial biopsy, hysterosalpingography (HSG), laparoscopy, or genetic testing.

4. Who should consider getting a fertility evaluation?

Anyone who is having difficulty conceiving after trying for at least 12 months without success should consider getting evaluated by a specialist. Additionally, those with known reproductive health issues should also be evaluated by an expert.

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