Visit to the doctor

When should I see a doctor?

When should I see a doctor?

Normally, you don’t need to rush to see your doctor if you’re struggling to conceive.

However, it is a good idea to visit a gynaecologist after 12 months of trying.

That’s because almost 9 out of 10 couples will conceive after one year.

But there are cases when couples should visit their doctor after only 6 months of trying:

  • Women with abnormal cycle or polycystic ovaries
  • Women with endometriosis or symptoms suggestive of endometriosis (e.g. painful periods)
  • Women with a history of gynecological operations
  • Women over 35
  • Men with a history of surgery or injury in the testicular area


Finally, if the woman is 40 years of age or older, she should see her doctor as soon as she wishes to conceive.


It should be emphasized that not all gynaecologists are adequately trained to deal with the full spectrum of infertility problems.

If you feel that your own doctor may be out of his depth dealing with your particular problem, it is advisable for you to get a second opinion by a gynaecologist who is a fertility expert.