Looking to get pregnant? Been trying without success?
Don’t wait any longer to have a fertility study
Why do it
A fertility study will detect or rule out any problems preventing conception and the possibility of giving birth to a healthy baby. This information will help you to decide which steps to take in each case, ruling out uncertainties and ensuring that you don’t have to wait longer.
More common than you think
Infertility affects 15% of couples. In 30% of cases, the cause is of female origin and in another 30% it is mixed, i.e. the origin of the problem lies in both.
What is included
The tests vary according to the individual but generally include an initial medical visit and various physical examinations and diagnostic tests:
- Medical visit:
with a specialist to find out relevant personal details: age, lifestyle, medical history, family history, etc.
- Diagnostic testing:
- Blood test: to determine the levels of various hormones that provide information about how the ovaries are functioning, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), oestradiol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH).
- Gynaecological ultrasound: to detect possible diseases of the reproductive system (malformations, polyps, fibroids, cysts, etc.) and find out the ovarian reserve by counting antral follicles (structures containing eggs that have not yet matured).
- 3. Diagnosis, results and possible treatments
- Cervical screening and complete physical exam (breast exam and pelvic exam): done only if the patient has not had a gynaecological check-up within the past year with a cervical screening (the results of which she will need to provide).
- Hysterosalpingography / Hysterosalpingosonography: find out the status of the uterine cavity and determine whether the fallopian tubes could be blocked.
- Diagnostic hysteroscopy: internal examination of the uterus using an optical camera. It is performed on an outpatient basis in the doctor's surgery.
Who is it recommended for
- Any woman who wants to know her chances of becoming a mother and rule out possible problems.
- Couples who have been trying to get pregnant without success for more than twelve months (or six months if the woman is over 35 years old). In this case, the couples fertility study is also indicated.
- Women without a partner who want to have a child through assisted reproduction techniques.
- Lesbian couples who wish to conceive.
- Women with a family history of fertility problems, chronic diseases such as endometriosis that can affect reproductive capacity, or those who have had to undergo radiation or chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
Why choose us
Extensive experience: centre of reference and pioneer in assisted reproduction techniques in Spain with more than 80 years’ experience in the study and treatment of assisted reproduction.
Professionalism: highly specialised multi-disciplinary team of experts in female sexual health.
Immediate results and facilities: the tests are conducted and the results obtained at the same clinic on the same day.
State-of-the-art technology: we have our own Gynaecological Diagnostic Imaging (GDI) Unit equipped with the latest technological developments.
Analysis of multiple cases: our Reproductive Medicine Unit receives more than 2,650 visits and carries out more than 3,400 assisted reproductive treatments each year.
Ana Eva, aged 30, Zaragoza
"My partner and I got married young and it never occurred to us that we would have problems having children. But we spent more than a year trying without success. So I went to Dexeus Mujer and after a number of tests they discovered that I had a blockage in my fallopian tubes. I was a little scared but they said it was quite common and could be solved by in vitro fertilisation. So we gave it a try and the third round of IVF resulted in the birth of my daughter Blanca, who’s now two years old! Thanks to all the team".