Below are answers for the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) that you should concern. For further information and support, please do not hesitate to contact us.
About Hong Ngoc IVF Center
Hong Ngoc IVF Center brings together leading fertility specialists who have been professionally trained and boast numerous years of experience working in domestic and international hospitals. Most of specialists have been indepth trained in Czech Republic ensuring to provide patients with the best medical services at the highest success rate.
Particularly, patients would have a chance to be examinied, diagnosised and treated by Dr. IVAN REICH – one of the world’s leading fertility experts with more than 20 years of experience working in Europe. Find out more here.
For a decade of establishment and development, Hong Ngoc IVF Center has been an “incubator” bringing little angels to thousands of infertile couples. Here, the most advanced and efficient assisted reproductive techniques are applied in a closed process of treatment, helping patients to save time and money. In addition, modern facilities, experienced specialists with great expertise, as well as intensive cooperation programs of Hong Ngoc IVF Center with international experts contribute to ensure patient’s peace of mind during their infertility treatment. Find out more here.
Hong Ngoc IVF Center is offering comprehensive services and most advanced assisted reproductive technologies in the world with high rate of successful fertilization, including: In Vitro Fertilization – IVF; Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – ICSI; Intrauterine Insemination – IUI; Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD/Micro Array).
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Yes. At Hong Ngoc IVF Center, each patient will be examined, diagnosised and consulted by a leading doctor with a tailored treatment process which is most suitable with the health status and conditions of each patient and each couple. The tailored regimen will only be applied after patient's agreement. Find out more here.
Yes. Hotline: (+84) 915 960 139 – (+84) 915 330 016
Yes. The nearest bus station is only few hundreds of meters away from the center. Please find more information about some bus routes including bus No 14 and No 22 in the surrounding areas of Quan Thanh and Phan Dinh Phung streets.
Yes. We offer English-Vietnamese interpreter during your treatment with Vietnamese doctors (supposed that you are expats living in Vietnam). Please contact us in advance to book an appoinment and interpreter. Find out more here.
About Infertility problems
In general, the definition of infertility is being unable to conceive after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse if a woman is under age 35, or 6 months if a woman is 35 or older. However, it varies in different conditions. You should come to prestigious clinics for examination and tests to define exactly whether you are infertile or not.
Yes. Infertility has become a common problem in modern society. According to statistics of numerous health orgarnization in the world, about one in six couples is suffer from infertility problems.
To identify the cause(s) of infertility and decide the most suitable treatment, female patient will be required to take blood tests, ultrasound and endoscopy. The purpose of the blood tests is to detect hormone abnormalities that make it difficult for ovulation and fertilization. Endoscopy and ultrasound help doctor to assess the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and pelvic area to define suitable treatment for abnormalties such as endometriosis. Semen analysis is required for male patients to determine the volume, quality, density, morphology and mobility of sperm.
If you think you may have a fertility problem, you should consider to take some steps:
- First, talk to your partner. Talking about your concern can be stressful and difficult. However, you are in this together and the causes of infertility could be from both of you. It is important to directly communicate your thoughts and feeling to each other and discuss solutions.
- Second, learn about infertility. There are various sources of information for you to learn about infertility to know what common reasons for infertility are, why you may have difficulty conceiving, and which options are available for your case.
- Third, make an appointment with your doctor. This is considered the most important step as your doctor would be the one who can point out the reason for your infertility and help you through the treatment. At the clinic or IVF center, you can learn which fertility treatment might be most appropriate for you.
- Fourth, change your lifestyle. Many lifestyle changes would help you improve your fertility and overall health such as quit smoking or exercising regularly. Read more about how lifestyle affects your infertility here.
- Last, find your support. Going through fertility treatment is difficult and requires lot of efforts. Remember you are not alone, family, friends and fertility groups are available to help you facing fertility issues.
Infertility has been a common proplem concerned by numerous couples. It may be caused by an array of reasons related to the reproductive health of woman or man or both. The main causes of female infertility include abnormalities of ovaries, menstrual cycle, fallopian tubes, uterus and uterine surface. Damage caused by diseases such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, cervical cancer, uterine fibroids, etc. In male, infertility mainly results from low sperm count and abnormal sperm morphology and mobility as well as testicular damage, ejaculation disorders, injections and diseases. Lifestyle choices could affect both men and women as bad habits such as smoking, consuming alcohol, and eating unhealthy food can increase the risk of infertility. Find out more here.
No. Infertility may be caused by both men and women. One third of infertility cases are caused by the wife's problems and another one third is caused by the husband's issues. In many cases, the infertility causes are from both of them while some cases are unexplained.
Women’s fertility will begin to decline when they get older and could end 5-10 years prior menopause. This doesn’t mean that women which are 35 years old or older couldn’t have children; however, at that age, it will take more time and effort for women to get pregnant. Female fertility slows down from the age of 30 and tends to diminish significantly after age 35. . This declination is related to the quantity and quality of eggs. Even if they don’t use any contraceptives, the likelihood of having children decreases with age. For most females, the best reproductive age is 23-30. Fertility will decrease by 2-3% per year when they reach the age of 35. Find out more here.
Unexplained infertility is a controversial diagnosis. Generally, unexplained fertility is defined when your cause of infertility is unknown. Unexplained infertility can only truly be diagnosed after a comprehensive evaluation of both male and female partner and the evaluation shows that:
- You are ovulating regularly;
- Your ovarian reserves are good;
- Your fallopian tubes are open and have no obstacle;
- Your uterine has no fertility issue; and
- Your partner’s semen analysis is normal.
There are various causes for male inferlity, including:
- Quantity of sperm. Low sperm count means that semen contains fewer sperm or no sperm at all. Due to a lack of sperm, the female’s egg cannot be fertilized easily. Clinically, a low sperm count is defined as having less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.
- Quality of sperm. Quality of sperm refers to sperm mobility and morphology. Decreased sperm mobility and abnormal sperm shape make it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg and fertilized it.
- Testicular damage. Damage to your testicles which contain your sperm and protect delicate cells from the outside environment can seriously impact on your fertility by affecting the quantity and quality of sperm. Testicular damage could be caused by overheated testicles (by sitting down for too long or wearing too tight underwear), trauma from sport, infection, surgery, congenital defect,…
- Ejaculation disorders. Problems with ejaculation make your sperm not able to reach and fertilize the egg. Main ejaculation disorders include premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation (which occurs when the semen is forced back into the bladder), erection dysfunctions, and complications from radiation therapy or surgery.
- Lifestyle choices. Having healthy lifestyle choices is one of the most important and manageable ways to improve your fertility while numerous habits can damage sperm quality and quantity: consuming alcohol, tobacco, or drugs; having unhealthy diet, having unsafe sex leading to sexually transmitted infections, etc. Working environment also impacts much on sperm count if you are exposed to poisonous chemicals or radiation.
Female infertility can have numerous causes. The most common causes of female infertility include:
- Failure to Ovulate. Ovulation problems are among the most common causes of female infertility. Not ovulating can result from several causes such as ovarian or gynecological conditions, including primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); aging which leads to a low number of eggs; endocrine disorders that affect the hormones produced by the body.
- Problems in the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle includes several phases, problems in any phase could lead to infertility. The most common menstrual irregularities consists of absent menstrual periods, infrequent menstrual periods, prolonged menstrual bleeding, painful or heavy periods.
- Abnormal tissue in the fallopian tubes or uterus. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, eggs are not able to move from the ovaries to the uterus and sperm cannot reach the egg for fertilization. If there is abnormal tissue in the uterus can lead to infertility as it may affect to implantation. Some specific problems include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polyps on the inside surface of the uterus, scarring in the uterus, and unusually shaped uterus.
- Infections and diseases. Untreated gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other sexually transmitted infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and increases the risk for a pregnant woman to have a stillbirth. Women with gynecological diseases such as cervical cancer, cysts, vaginitis, cervical inflammation have higher risk of infertility.
About infertility treatment process
Absolutely yes. Booking an appoinment in advance would allow you to choose doctor and best prepare for the intitial appoinment with our leading experts.
For consultation and examination appoitment, please call us at (+84) 915 960 139 – (+84) 915 330 016 or make an appoinment online by filling up the form. We will get back to you soon.
Yes. Please bring with you medical records, any recent blood test results and medication that you are taking and are related to reproductive health. Please find further information of appoitment checklist here.
As infertility may be caused by both male and female factors, it is recommed for couples to go together to clinic. At the appoinment, doctor will diagnosis and provide consultation based on the test results. You also need your partner to disccuss the appropiate treatment.
Yes. For most accurate examination results and consultation, women are recommended to come in the 2nd and 12th of their menstrual cycle. Husband should not intercourse for 3-5days before the appoitment.
You will be required to take some blood tests, ultrasound, examination and semen analysis (for male partner) to identify the causes of infertility. Based on the scan findings and your health status, the doctor will consult with you about the conditions and devise a personalized plan of treatment including the most suitable assisted reprodutive techniques for you.
In the initial examination and consultation, the medical record and document will be made to track the treatment progress. The patient will be required to take necessary blood tests, ultrasound (for female) and semen analysis (for male) as well as other instrutions by doctor.
Men often feel stressed when asked for semen analysis. If your husband refuses to take this examination, fisrt try to talk to him and ask for specialist consultant. The doctor should share with him that more than 30% of infertility cases is caused by male factors and that you are in the same boat, trying to reach the goal of having baby. Semen analysis is only medical and could not affect his masculinity.
Before your admission, you and your companion would be instructed clearly about all procedures, regulations, fees and other related matters. After you complete the admission procedure, our staff will show you the room that you will stay during your hospitalization. Nurses and technicians are available 24/24 to care and support you. Please do not hesitate to ask them if there is anything unclear or problems occur. Find out more here.