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Understanding infertility treatment: Identification and treatment options at a clinic

Female infertility is a common problem seen globally. In fact, female infertility solely accounts for nearly one-third of infertility cases. Ideally, couples in Hyderabad must seek help for infertility after consistently trying for a year. However, at times you may be hesitant to visit any infertility treatment centre in Hyderabad out of the fear of opting for too many treatments or subjecting your body to too many new changes. But, not visiting a clinic may do more harm than good.

To help you better understand how your condition will be diagnosed and handled, here’s a list of diagnosis and treatment procedures:

Identification

Diagnosing infertility involves –

  • Understanding the sexual and medical history of partners
  • Physical examination
  • Female fertility tests: Hormone testing, ovulation and ovarian reserve testing, transvaginal ultrasound, HysteroSalpingoGram (HSG), and ovarian function tests (FSH, pituitary hormone). Rarely, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, or genetic testing may be performed.

A team of expert embryologists, andrologists, and infertility treatment specialists in Hyderabad, together, will evaluate the possible causes of infertility and plan a personalized course of treatment.

Treatments

There are different fertility treatment options that women can go for to boost their chances. Let’s take a look at some of them:

In vitro fertilization (IVF)

Among the different options, IVF is a popular choice among couples who are struggling to have a child. In IVF, the eggs are removed from the mother, fertilized externallywith the father’s/donor’s sperm, and then placed back into the womb of the mother. 

Gestational surrogacy

In this method, the couple finds a surrogate mother who agrees to be pregnant on the couple’s behalf. Since the egg is not used for the pregnancy, the surrogate mother is, therefore, not the biological mother, only the birth mother.

Fertility drugs

These are drugs that help regulate reproductive hormones and help the body release one or two eggs during every ovulation, thereby bettering the chances of conception. 

Gamete intrafallopian transfer

A small surgical intervention is carried out to place both the sperm and the egg in a natural environment and allowed to fertilize. This is beneficial for women with cervical problems and men with low sperm count.

Donor eggs or embryos

With the help donated sperm or eggs, couples can opt for artificial fertilization via laboratory procedures to expect a pregnancy. There are different aspects to it, such as finding a suitable donor, going through a course of medicines, undergoing various tests, and finally, the process of fertilization itself.

Zygote intrafallopian transfer

A fertilized egg is placed inside the fallopian tube of the mother after the artificial fertilization of the embryo. 

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

It is the process by which sperm is artificially injected into an ovum to stimulate pregnancy. This procedure is helpful in cases of severe male infertility.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

In this method, sperm is placed directly into the uterus near the egg at the time of ovulation. This activity is achieved with the help of a catheter.

Surgery

Some women suffer from fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, or other genetic defects. At times, there may be a need to remove tissue caused by endometriosis or treat the polycystic ovarian syndrome. A laparotomy or laparoscopy at an infertility treatment centre in Hyderabad or can address such problems and make it possible to bear a child. 

As you can see, there’s nothing to be worried about, as the doctors at a clinic will simply carry out the necessary treatments to diagnose your problem and offer a medically-approved solution for it. Contact your nearest fertility clinic to know more about how they can help you deal with infertility.

Fathiyya Al Shaikh

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