Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf


Dr Wayne Cottrell:

Infertility needs to be excluded in couples who have been trying to conceive with no success, for a year. If this is the case it is a good idea to see your doctor for further checks. If the female partner is over 35, they you should see a GP sooner. Most couples (85%) will have no problems falling pregnant in the first year. However about 1 in 6 couples will have difficulty.

Infertility will only be diagnosed if a couple have been trying to get pregnant for two years without success.The cause of infertility can be either primary, when someone has never conceived. Or secondary when a person has had one or more pregnancies in the past but is having difficulty conceiving this time around.


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


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


  • Poor quality of semen



  • Progesterone test 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 test (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.


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

I am able to provide advice, blood tests and referral to private fertility specialists.

If you are concerned about or just want advice on STI’s, please call: 0203 197 9100 or contact us via email at:

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


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

0203 197 9100

Monday: 08:00-18:30
Tuesday: 08:00-18:30
Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-17:00