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  • I would like to have a gynecological and/or a pre-pregnancy exam. When is it the right time to visit and what's the process? How long does it take for the results to come out?
    Gynecological examinations normally include an ultrasound, cervical cancer test, and a blood test after consultation. A basic pre-pregnancy exam includes an ultrasound, cervical cancer test, and a rubella test. Further tests for AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, anemia, and hepatitis are additionally available after discussing with your physician.

    The best time to come in for the exam is on day 2-3 of your menstruation. Same day results are available for ultrasounds and it will take roughly one week for cervical cancer and blood test results. Furthermore, for breast examinations, please arrange an appointment with a general surgery specialist for an accurate diagnosis.
  • How many years can you cryopreserve embryos/eggs?
    Currently, under the medical law, the allowed cryopreservation period for embryos are 5 years and unlimited for eggs.
  • When can I try to conceive using cryopreserved embryos/eggs after cancer treatment?
    Deciding on when to try to conceive after cancer treatment depends on the type of cancer, stage of cancer, patient age and health condition. In general, after the final cancer treatment, if there is no recurrence for at least 2 years, you may consider trying to become pregnant at that time.
  • Should fertility preservation be done before starting cancer treatment?
    If possible, fertility preservation before the start of cancer treatment can maximize its effectiveness, but in some cases, fertility preservation is possible even after cancer treatment.
  • How long does it take to freeze an embryo/egg?
    It takes about 2 weeks. Normally, fertility preservation starts at the same time as the start of menstruation, but if there is not enough time, fertility preservation is performed regardless of the menstrual cycle.
  • When should I visit the hospital if I would like to have an IUI?
    You should visit the hospital on day 2-3 of menstruation for examination and consultation. Overseas patients, should schedule their flight to Korea on the expected start date of menstruation.
  • How long should I stay In Korea to have an IUI?
    It takes about 3-4 weeks from the start of fertility testing to the IUI procedure, but if the procedure is delayed or would like to stay for the pregnancy test, it is recommended to stay for about one month and a half.
  • If I already had tests done at my home country, do I need to do them again at CHA Ilsan Medical Center?
    If the records you brought are recent and in good condition, our physicians will review them. However, there are many cases in which the quality of images or readings are poor, and in order to properly decide on an appropriate treatment plan, often times examinations are done again at CHA Medical Center. Please note that all exams are conducted at the physician’s discretion.
  • Can I come in as a walk-in patient?
    It is recommended to make an appointment in advance and visit in accordance with the physician’s outpatient schedule. If you come in as a walk-in patient, there is a possibility for you to not be able to meet with the physician or you may have to wait at least one hour.
  • What do I need to bring/prepare for admission?
    For maternity: toiletries, basic skincare, underwear, cardigans, slippers, guardian’s bedding, tumbler, cups, other personal items you might want to bring, and hospital ID card.

    For baby (upon discharge): onesie, swaddle, breastfeeding cushion, gauze/handkerchief, and baby wipes (baby diapers, maternity pads, and newborn onesies are provided during hospitalization.).

    For patients who had a laparotomy: an abdominal binder is provided (one binder during hospital stay).