Your first BGIC visit will entail our doctors obtaining a thorough medical history from you following which we will require certain tests to be done to assess why your fertility has been challenged. Once the underlying problem is identified, we can proceed on how to manage and treat it.
Some of the common tests that will be performed include:
- Ovulation test — This test checks that an egg is being released every month and can be done easily at BGIC itself
Ovarian reserve test — This test is the best predictor of female fertility as it checks both the quality and quantity of eggs left in the ovaries. It is done using a transvaginal ultrasound scan.
The ovarian reserve test includes a transvaginal ultrasound scan and some blood tests to check the woman’s reproductive hormones. The ultrasound scan also enables the doctor to examine the womb and ovaries carefully to check for abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids and ovarian cysts. We normally advise you to have this test before your initial consultation.
- Tubal patency test — This test is done through a transvaginal ultrasound scan and assesses the condition of the fallopian tubes. The aim is to ensure they aren’t blocked
- Sperm abnormalities — A semen analysis allows for assessment of the man’s sperm. Here the factors that are examined are sperm count, sperm motility (swimming ability), sperm morphology (sperm shape and appearance) and the presence, if any, of sperm antibodies.