When to See a Fertility Specialist

Anyone who is concerned about their fertility should see a fertility specialist. It is best to get an opinion sooner rather than later; waiting too long to see a fertility specialist could reduce your chances of a successful pregnancy.

Seeing Dr Chris Russell for a fertility consultation does not mean you automatically need IVF; Chris will assess your chances of becoming pregnant, and discuss with you how your fertility could be optimised to ensure you become pregnant in a timely manner.


If you have any of the following, you should definitely see Chris for assessment:

  • Female partner younger than 35yo and no pregnancy in 12 months
  • Female partner older than 35yo and no pregnancy in 6 months
  • Infrequent or irregular menstrual periods
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Very painful periods
  • Gynaecological problems such as endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or polyps
  • Inability to have sex due to pain or erectile difficulties
  • Abnormal sperm count
  • Same sex couples who need donor sperm
  • Same sex couples who have a sperm donor, but want donor screening or intrauterine insemination
  • Single women who need donor sperm or want egg freezing
  • Women who need urgent fertility preservation (ovarian tissue freezing or egg freezing) prior to chemotherapy for cancer
  • Men who need urgent fertility preservation by freezing sperm prior to chemotherapy for cancer
  • Family history of a genetic disease that you don’t want passed on to your children



Make An Appointment with Chris

Call 9418 8299 or email hello@drchrisrussell.com.au.  Our office hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.


Leave your details here, and one of Chris’s friendly practice secretaries will call or email you on the next business day to arrange your appointment. Please list your preferred contact method, and if by phone, your preferred time to be called.