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Infertility investigation

10. October 2021 16:25
Irene

Hi. I just got back from my GP after asking about treatment options. My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant without success for the past year. But my GP told me that we should wait another year before starting any investigation. I’m 32 and my partner is 33, and another year seems like a long time to wait. I’ve also been reading a bit about recommended times to start investigating, and most places say you should seek help after a year. Especially when you’re using tracking devices which can help narrow down your fertile window. So my question to you is, what should I do? Is it common practice to wait two years in Denmark? Or should I insist upon a referral from my doctor?

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Dear Irene

Infertility investigation should start after 12 months of unprotected sex, if you have tried to obtain a pregnancy.

Therefore, I recommend that you go back to your GP and ask for a referral to a gynaecologist.  We can start this investigation immediately. Your partner also needs a referral.

We will start an investigation including blood tests and an examination of your tubes. Your GP does not need to do any of this work-up, we can do all investigations within 2-3 weeks. Your partner needs a referral for a sperm analysis, preferably at Rigshospitalet. We will give him the referral or your GP can do so, no problem. Normally, the last result we obtain is the sperm analysis.

In case of any questions, you can always call us at 3834 9030. The phone is open from 9-14.

Kind regards, Ursula Bentin-Ley

Besvaret 10. October 2021 16:25

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