What to Expect at Your Infertility Consultation Visit
If a couple is experiencing infertility, they will need to be evaluated in order to identify the cause or causes of their fertility problems. At the evaluation, the physician will require an in-depth personal medical history, including pelvic infections, abdominal surgeries, previous pregnancies, current medications, and any underlying health conditions or symptoms that may be contributing to infertility. Women will need to discuss the frequency of their menstrual cycles as well as symptoms associated with their cycles.
Men will also need to provide a detailed medical history. The doctor will want to know his age / BMI, if he has fathered any children in the past, his occupational exposures, and if he is on any medications.
Couples should also be prepared to discuss how often they are having sexual intercourse and how long they have been trying to conceive.
Women may need blood work and a hysterosalpingogram (HSG).
Men may be sent for a semen analysis and to the Urologist if issues are discovered.