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When should I see a fertility specialist?

You may have been trying to get pregnant for some time or have an underlying medical condition. Talking to an expert can give you the information, advice, and reassurance you need.

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Taking the first step

Each year, our teams at TFP Fertility UK dedicate themselves to supporting many individuals and couples through their fertility journey.


We want to make sure you’re getting the answers you need, and that you feel understood, informed, and supported to make decisions that work for you and your family


Prefer to talk to us directly? One of our team will be able to answer your questions.


Expertise and experience

There are many reasons to see a fertility specialist, but it must be the right time for you.


Fertility can be affected by your age, underlying conditions, and medical history. Around 1 in 7 couples experience infertility, and in more than 30% of those cases, male infertility is the cause.


At TFP Fertility UK, you don’t need to be referred to see our fertility specialists. We offer a no-obligation consultation so you can discuss your concerns and have your questions answered.


If you decide to have a fertility assessment with us, it’ll be comprehensive and tailored to your individual circumstances.


We’ll guide you through the tests and the results, before explaining potential next steps to you. And you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout.


This can be an unsettling time. We’ll make sure you get the answers you need and feel supported to make the right decisions.


Contact us to book a consultation with one of our experts or to find out what type of fertility assessment is right for you.

When to seek help

You should see a fertility specialist if you’ve been trying to conceive for a year or more.

We recommend seeking advice sooner if:

  • You have medical problems or problems with your menstrual cycle

  • You’re aged 36 or over – the decline in your ability to conceive starts to speed up in your mid-30s

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Getting advice sooner

You may know you have an underlying condition that may make it harder to conceive naturally.


If this is the case, you should seek advice from a fertility specialist sooner rather than later.


They will be able to give you the information and options to help you make an informed decision about what to do next.


Some of the reasons to see a fertility specialist include:

  • Irregular or no periods

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis

  • Multiple miscarriages

  • Cancer treatment


Male infertility can also be caused by underlying conditions such as:

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Varicoceles

  • History of undescended testicle(s)

  • Cancer treatment

  • Obesity


Get in touch with us

1. Contact us

Attend one of our information events

or

Complete our online form

2. We’ll call you back

Our dedicated enquiry team will call you to talk through your needs, listen to any concerns, and answer your questions.


There’s no obligation to book a consultation appointment.

3. Health questionnaire

If you do decide to book a consultation with us, we’ll ask you to complete a short secure online questionnaire to help us get up to speed with your medical background and fertility history.

4. Your first consultation

Your consultation can take place by phone, video, or face-to-face, whichever suits you best. Whether you’ve had any tests or not, we’ll explain the options and answer your questions.


Then if you decide it’s right for you, we can organise a fertility assessment.

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Speak to us today

If you’d like to talk to a fertility specialist or book a fertility assessment, please use our contact form. This is an important moment in your fertility journey and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Our fertility assessments

We offer fertility assessments for individuals or couples at all our clinics, with various packages designed to suit your personal circumstances.


You don’t need to have seen a GP or have a referral to book an assessment with us.


It just takes one or two visits to the clinic to complete all the necessary investigations and have a consultation with one of our fertility specialists.


We’ll do an initial assessment and ask about your medical history and lifestyle.

There are some lifestyle factors that can affect fertility, including weight, smoking, alcohol, exercise, and stress.


We may recommend making changes to your lifestyle to help you conceive.


Women can then be referred for tests, including blood tests to measure hormone levels, and scans to check the ovaries, womb, and fallopian tubes.


Men may be referred for semen analysis to check for any problems with sperm, such as low sperm count.

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