At IMF we have a wide office hours to adjust to your needs, ask for appointment and if you have medical records or diagnostic tests done in the past, it is desirable that you brining them to the first consultation.

If you live outside of Madrid or Barcelona, it is preferable that you sent us your medical records or blood work results by email or fax prior to the day of consultation, if it is necessary some further test we will let you know with time, thus avoiding unnecessary trips.

Assessment and diagnosis

The doctor will review your medical history, reproductive history, and treatments that you’ve received or you’re receiving at the time of the visit.

You will be inform if it considers necessary to perform additional tests, as well as a gynecological examination.

Treatment Orientation

At this time, if the specialist has all the necessary information, will stipulate the treatment to be performed, the necessary medication and possible additional tests to treatment.

We will send you the information and forms of consent. It is possible that in some cases the doctor may need to have some result before establish the treatment. In this case, the definitive treatment will be established in a second visit.

Budget and Financing

At the end of the consultation you will be provided a detailed budget plan that will include techniques relating to the treatment that you have been proposed, such as the other options available.

IMF also has a financing line Santander bank if you may be interested.

The basic evaluation of female fertility depends on the circumstances of each woman. At IMF we will do only the necessary tests to assess your chances of pregnancy.

Some of the tests that you will be prompted from the specialist are:
  • Hormone test between days 2 and 5 of the cycle: FSH, LH, 17-beta estradiol, prolactin, TSH
  • Hormone Test on day 21-24 of the cycle (Progesterone and 17 beta- estradiol).
  • Hysterosalpingography: evaluate if the tubes are permeable.
    This test, it will be necessary only if the treatment is intrauterine insemination.
Complementary test
  • Hormonal analysis: Antimullerian, Total and Free Testosterone, SDHEA, Androstenedione, 17-OH progesterone, SHBG…
  • Postcoital Test
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Cycle of study: where the doctor through an ultrasound monitoring of the cycle will determine whether or not there is ovulation.
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Exudate Culture: (to rule out infections)
  • Karyotype: (analysis of blood that gives us information of the chromosomes)

Traditionally, infertility has been focused on female causes without taking into account the male factor. At present we know how important it is to study men because it causes up to 50% of all infertility cases.

Some of the tests that are required for diagnosis are:
  • Sperm Analysis. where the number, movement (motility) and the shape (morphology) are evaluated. To retrieve the sperm specimen, 3-5 days of sexual abstinence is required. The specimen must be collected in a sterile urinalysis container that can be bought in any pharmacy. The specimen must be delivered to the lab no more than an hour after obtaining it. It should be kept at body temperature, which is achieved by holding the container close to the body. If desired, the specimen may be obtained at our facilities.
Complementary tests
  • Blood hormone levels (FSH, LH, Total and Free Testosterone, Prolactin and others)
  • Karyotype, which is a blood test that gives us information on the chromosomes
  • Andrology consult for the male (a male fertility expert).
  • Testicular biopsy: If no sperm is found in the semen analysis or in the event of a vasectomy, with this technique, it is possible in most cases to retrieve sperm in the testicular tissue and not have to use sperm donation
  • Biopsia testicular: Si no se encuentran espermatozoides en el eyaculado, o en caso de que el hombre se haya sometido a vasectomía, con esta técnica es posible en la mayoría de los casos recuperar espermatozoides del varón en el tejido testicular, evitando así tener que recurrir a donante de semen
  • Estudio de meiosis en semen
  • Meiosis study in testicular tissue
  • FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) study in sperm
  • DNA Fragmentation