- Health Checks
- Blood Tests
The fertility & fertility advanced assessments are the optimal tests from our service range to check the female reproductive system in relation to fertility.
Fertility problems affect 1 in 7 couples (around 3.5million people) in the UK.
Common causes of infertility that affect women include age, cancer treatment, lack of regular ovulation, blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis. certain lifestyle factors such as stress, sexually transmitted Infections (STI).
There are however many potential causes of fertility problems that can affect men and women and in some instances a cause is not always found.
We offer flexible and convenient appointments suited around you and your life with clinics running during the day, evening and weekends.
The health check includes a detailed fertility ultrasound assessment including trans-vaginal scanning & detailed blood tests which analyse the major hormones and other components which play important roles in fertility.
This health check provides a detailed snapshot of your reproductive system and could highlight any structural/physical & hormonal problems.
The fertility ultrasound scan can assess
The fertility blood test analysis:
*The blood tests are best done on day 2/3 of your cycle and 7 days prior to your period.
As part of the assessment you will undergo ultrasound scans & blood tests.
During the scan you will be asked to uncover your pelvic area and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved along your pelvis. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV which will be translated by a medical ultrasound practitioner.
The examination itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain free.
Sometimes you may also require an internal scan. For this scan you will be asked to empty your bladder. You will need to take everything bottom half off and a sheet will be provided to cover yourself with. You will be laying on your back and a camera will be placed inside your vagina which will be moved around to obtain information. This procedure is usually pain free however occasionally you may experience some discomfort. You will be able to pause or stop this procedure at any time if you feel the need to.
At the end of the examination a brief explanation of the results may be offered. A formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations will be sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.