By SpermCenter - Posted on January 15th, 2010
Fri, 2010-01-15 10:43 | SpermCenter
On your first visit to your Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE), you will discuss your medical history, including any procedures you’ve had done in the past, your efforts at having a baby, sexual history and behavior, any miscarriages or irregular periods and any family history of infertility.
After this, you will talk about any tests that need to be performed and possible treatment options in the event you are diagnosed with infertility. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the office about the doctor’s billing and financial policies.
Your first visit may or may not involve a physical exam or tests. Some important initial tests must be performed in the first 3 days of your ovulatory cycle, so your follow-up visits for testing may depend on your body’s schedule.
Your RE may schedule you for basic tests to determine the age of your eggs (your ovarian reserve), check your hormone ratio and fallopian tubes and examine your thyroid function (too much or too little thyroid function can negatively affect your fertility). If you have a partner, your RE will recommend testing on them as well. Please see Medical History Review and Physical Examination for more details on physical exams and testing.