Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

Infertility advice, testing and referral

We are a satellite clinic of CRGH fertility specialists

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

Infertility needs to be excluded in couples who have been trying to conceive with no success, for over one year. For females over 35, we recommend a full check up at the fertility clinic, before falling pregnant.

84% of couples will have no problems falling pregnant in the first year. However, about 1 in 7 couples will have difficulty. Infertility will only be diagnosed if a couple have been trying to get pregnant for two years without success.

For couples who’ve been trying for more than 3 years unsuccessfully, the chances of getting pregnant naturally is reduced to 25%.

The cause of infertility can be either –

Primary – when someone has never conceived
Secondary – when a person has had one or more pregnancies in the past but is having difficulty conceiving this time around.

Causes of infertility

There are many causes of infertility, both in the female and the male. It isn’t always possible to identify the cause.


Infertility in Women

  • Lack of regular ovulation
  • Blockage of the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis

Infertility in Men

  • Poor quality of semen




  • Progesterone test can be performed to see if you are ovulating (needs to be done a week before your expected period)
  • Hormone tests (FSH, LH), thyroid, prolactin and testosterone
  • Chlamydia screening
  • Thyroid function tests (up to 5% of infertile women have an underlying thyroid problem)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes)
  • Hysterosalpingogram-contrast-ultrasonography
  • Laparoscopy (exploratory investigation where a small cut is made in the lower abdomen and a telescope inserted to view the reproductive organs)


  • Physical examination
  • Semen analysis (provided offsite)
  • STI screening

For more information or to book an appointment call our clinic on the number below:


Referral for Treatment

  • Medical treatment for lack of regular ovulation
  • Surgical procedures, such as a treatment for endometriosis
  • Assisted conception, IVF
  • Egg freezing

I am able to provide advice, blood tests and referral to private fertility specialists. As well as for egg freezing and IVF services

Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

Tel: 0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00