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Questions to ask your doctor

BMJ Group Medical Reference

General questions

  • Where will we go for our tests and treatment?

  • Can we be treated on the NHS?

  • How long will we have to wait to see a specialist?

  • Will we be able to talk to counsellors/other couples with fertility problems about our treatment?

  • Who do we contact if we have any problems during our treatment?

  • What are the treatment success rates ( pregnancy and birth rates) of the hospital you are referring us to?

  • How much will it cost if we go privately?

Questions for women

  • What tests will I have?

  • Are any of them uncomfortable or painful?

  • What treatments are there for female infertility?

  • What are the success rates?

  • What are the side effects of the treatments I may have?

  • Will I need to spend any time in hospital during my treatment?

  • Will I need time off work or be unable to look after the home, play sport, drive a car or do any other activities while I'm having this test or treatment?

Questions for men

  • What tests will I have?

  • Are any of them uncomfortable or painful?

  • Will I be able to collect my semen sample at home, or will I need to go to the hospital clinic?

  • What treatments are there for male infertility?

  • What are the success rates?

  • What are the side effects of the treatments I may have?

  • Will I need to spend any time in hospital during my treatment?

  • Will I need time off work or be unable to look after the home, play sport, drive a car or do any other activities while I'm having this test or treatment?

Citations

For references related to Fertility problems click here.
Last Updated: October 23, 2013
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.

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