When you’ve decided to visit us, there are few steps that you must follow. We will guide you. Be brave!
– Where and when to schedule an appointment?
It is preferable to schedule an appointment ahead, because the doctors’ schedule is pretty busy for a week ahead. If you don’t have an appointment, you would have to wait your turn. If possible, the first check-up should be done in the first week of your menstrual cycle, as there is a possibility for a laboratory analysis, part of which should be done in the first 7 days of the cycle.
– Prepare for a meeting with the specialists.
After you have scheduled an appointment, you must bring the following medical documents (if you have such):
- Results from other gynaecological tests and examinations;
- Results from semen examinations/ spermogram;
- All medical examinations, proving conditions, related to fertility like: Endometriosis, diabetes, premature menopause, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune conditions, etc.
- Epycrisys and protocols from past gynaecological operations;
- Bring menstrual calendar with data of menstrual cycles.
– Examination and treatment plan.
The first meeting can be only a consult or conversation. After an examination and if necessary, there may be scheduled tests for the next visit. Generally, this visit includes general and gynecological exam. The gynecological exam includes vaginal and cervical inspection, vaginal lavage and ultrasound examination with a vaginal probe. The most essential part of this exam is the ultrasound, which gives information about the uterus, ovaries – their size and position in the small pelvis, presence of ovarian cysts and other.
– FSH /follicle stimulating hormone/ analysis.
This analysis is done in the 3rd day of your menstrual cycle and is one of the important indicators of the IVF success. High levels of FSH suggest a depleted ovarian reserve, premature menopause. In principle, high levels of FSH indicate a bad response of the ovaries to drug stimulation.
– Building up a problem-solving behavior.
After the completion of all tests and examination, a new appointment with the gynecologist follows to create a treatment plan. At this appointment, all possible benefits and risks of your treatment will be discussed.
The decision with what and how to proceed, we will discuss together.
Leave all hesitation behind you.
Once you’ve made a decision, do not stop acting on it!