An initial appointment is provided when a couple wants to get pregnant but has not been able to do so due to reproductive disorders. It is important to note that infertility affect both women and men equally and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 80 million people worldwide have difficulties in getting pregnant.
Seeking help at the right time is the key to the probability of achieving pregnancy in couples with fertility problems.
Population studies of couples of reproductive age have shown that during the first year couples have 80-85% chances of getting pregnant when having a regular sex life without contraception.
If pregnancy is not achieved during the first year of an active sex life without contraception, help with a specialist should be sought, because thereafter the chance of pregnancy decreases drastically.
A special case is when the woman is over 35 years of age or has history of problems that can affect fertility.
The first appointment of the couple is with a gynecologist specialized in treating fertility problems who evaluates the clinical history, background, results of previous exams of the patient and does a complete gynecological examination. In this first meeting the need of new tests if necessary is discussed and a new appointment is scheduled to review the test results and to define the diagnosis and treatment plan to follow.
inSer has designed a questionnaire that will help you clarify whether there is a factor that may affect your fertility:
- Have you tried to get pregnant unsuccessfully for more than a year without use of contraception?
- Are you a woman over 35 years and more than 6 months gone by without getting pregnant?
- Do you have severe menstrual cramps or a history of endometriosis?
- Do you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome or have symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, increased body hair or on the face, acne or oily skin?
- Have you had a diagnosis of pelvic adhesions or a history of pelvic infections, abdominal surgery, or perforated appendicitis?
- Is there a past history of diseases of the uterus like uterine fibroids or malformations?
- Do you have a past history as mumps with involvement of the testicles or diseases such as varicocele, testicular trauma, and / or testicular atrophy?
- Do you have sexual disorders that prevent a regular sex life, such as erection dysorders in men and vaginismus (severe pain at the time of penetration) in women?
- Have trouble ejaculating, due to previous prostate surgery, psychological disorders, malformations of the genitals or metabolic or neurological diseases like diabetes?