Your First Visit

For many couples that are dealing with difficulties for having a baby, one of the biggest challenges is taking the first step: to schedule an appointment with an Assisted Reproduction Doctor.

Knowing what to expect during the first visit can facilitate the process.

At Ingenes we strive to obtain a clear and timely diagnosis for our patients from their first approach with our infertility specialists.

Being informed and getting to know your options to conceive is essential before starting a fertility treatment. For that reason, it is important that you and your partner have absolute confidence to express all your doubts.

At Ingenes we will make every effort possible to guide you and help you in every step on your journey to be parents.

What to expect in my first visit?

  1. A series of questions about your medical history, lifestyle and reproductive history as well as a series of necessary medical tests that will likely include a vaginal ultrasound and, if necessary, a semen analysis.
  2. A space to be heard, getting your questions answered. If you’re having doubts, trust your instincts. There is no such thing as a dumb question. Expect nothing less than to be taken seriously. Don’t be afraid to challenge your doctor’s thinking if you’ve found a study that contradicts his plan.
  3. Getting a comprehensible budget for your treatment as well as complete information on our different financing options.

Who should attend the first check-up and what should I bring?

The best case scenario is that both partners attend the first visit, although it is not strictly necessary. The patient should bring any previous relevant medical studies if available.

Our Assisted Reproduction Doctors and the rest of our highly specialized team are qualified to provide answers to all your questions in an atmosphere of confidence and trust. We suggest that you and your partner make a list of questions to ask your infertility specialist.

Feel free to take notes when talking with our fertility experts in order to analyze the alternatives suggested by them and evaluate your options at a later time when you feel more relaxed.

What tests or studies are done in your fertility diagnosis program?

Our diagnosis program is a space for the doctor to get acquainted with the patients. Your Assisted Reproduction Doctor will make a series of questions about your medical history, lifestyle, sexual practices, and reproductive history, among others.

Complete physical examination & transvaginal ultrasound

This is a painless examination with highest quality. The doctor will gently insert an ultrasound probe into the woman’s vagina in order to observe and examine the uterus and ovaries.

Transvaginal ultrasound is simple and painless, it can be done on any day of the patient’s cycle (even menstruating) and allows a clear diagnosis to define an appropriate treatment in most cases.

This will allow your specialist to evaluate your reproductive system and detect in the:

Uterus:

Polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and cysts, as well as assess ovarian reserve or number of eggs in each ovary

Ovaries:

Polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and cysts, as well as assess ovarian reserve or number of eggs in each ovary

Fallopian Tubes:

Hydrosalpinx

Your First Visit to Ingenes includes:

Patient’s Health Record
Transvaginal Ultrasound
Trial Transfer
Semen analysis
Ingenes MD Diagnosis
Treatment Options
Payment Options
Patient must consider that all treatment will be conducted at the same Ingenes facility

Based on the transvaginal ultrasound findings, the patient’s medical history and other relevant discoveries, additional testing to obtain a clear diagnosis may be required. One of these tests is a patient’s hormonal profile, for which a blood sample is taken in our facilities.

Two more studies that are usually needed to obtain a full diagnosis and starting treatment are:

  • A sperm analysis or spermiogram, which assesses the male’s sperm quality. This analysis shows many parameters such as: sperm concentration, pH, motility, morphology, volume, color
  • A transfer test in which a thin tube is inserted through the cervix to simulate embryo transfer. This procedure is painless and lasts only a few minutes. The objective is to determine if the cervix has any obstruction that needs to be corrected before proceeding with treatments such as artificial insemination or In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). It also measures the uterine cavity to determine the spot where embryos should be placed if and embryo transfer is necessary.

For patients who do not live in Mexico, semen and transfer tests can be carried out on the first appointment to increase flexibility to their infertility treatment and make the most of their visit to Ingenes. If this is your case, please mention it to our staff when scheduling your appointment.

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