During your initial appointment at Cairns Fertility Centre you will have the following baseline investigations attended:
With these basic screening tests we can determine the appropriate pathway to a suitable treatment regime.
An Assessment Cycle is where we track the woman’s natural cycle for one month with a series of blood tests and ultrasound scans here at the Clinic. The blood tests monitor hormone levels and the ultrasounds monitor follicle development.
Also during this Cycle a HyCoSy (Hystero Contrast Sonography) procedure is undertaken. The HyCoSy is an ultrasound guided investigation that checks the patency of the fallopian tubes and the shape of the uterus. This procedure requires an anaesthetic and is carried out in the Cairns Central Day Hospital which is co-located at Cairns Fertility Centre between day 7 to 12 of your cycle.
Once all results are obtained, a clinical review appointment is booked, usually on Day 21 of your cycle. This will allow a treatment cycle to be set up with the commencement of your next period if appropriate.
Just as all menstrual cycles commence on “Day 1”, all treatment cycles are set-up on “Day 21”. This is the ideal time to see the Fertility Specialist and make decisions regarding your assessment cycle, HyCoSy and initial investigations results.