Infertility is the stage where the couple is unable to reproduce even after trying for 12 consecutive months while having unprotected intercourse. Reasons for infertility could be many ranging from inappropriate man's semen to woman's egg disorder. There could be many reasons because of which couples are unable to reproduce. But with the advancement of medical science in various fields including this one, there are now various options available for a couple to try as a treatment.
Medical science is creating miracles in the field of reproduction and the techniques that are being used are unbelievable. The concepts of IVF, surrogate mother and various other treatments are way beyond one's imagination but are resulting in the way it should.
Though we have taken leaps forward but are still way behind from where we want to reach. Success rate of these treatments is not 100% but varies around 40 to 50% but when you ask a couple who is dying to have their children, even this rate seems to be magical. There are various treatments available that could help out a couple on various grounds, the only thing that is needed is to accept the problem and look for the solutions. You have to consult the specialist and ask for expert advice. They can provide you the best treatment that could help you out. You just have to move forward and take the required step.
Our physicians have been at the forefront of the reproductive medicine arena since inception and our physicians have been breaking new ground from a medical standpoint as well as a patient advocacy perspective. An integral part of the philosophy, new developments in reproductive medicine continue to drive our outstanding success rates.
Female Infertility Tests • Blood Tests: On the third day of a spontaneous or progesterone withdrawal menstruation, blood is drawn to measure Estradiol (E2), FSH, LH and Inhibin-B. Blood should also be drawn (any time) for the measurement of Prolactin, TSH and antisperm antibodies (ASA).
• Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): An abnormal pattern of estrogen production during the first half of the menstrual cycle, which could result in infertility or recurrent miscarriages.
• Lutenizing Hormone (LH): A gonadotropin released by the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries and testicles.
• LH serial blood tests: When this test is performed several times daily around the presumed time of ovulation, the detection of a rapidly rising blood LH (luteinizing hormone) concentration can accurately determine the time of probable ovulation.
Through these tests we get an exact idea of where the problem is and can therefore diagnose problems carefully.
In the IVF lab, we initially assess a man's fertility by measuring the numbers of sperm produced, assessing their ability to move effectively as well as judging their shape and size. Unlike in society, we like uniformity in sperm quality rather than individuality. Here's where being average is the goal.
Sperm / Semen Analysis
A semen analysis for accurate measurement of sperm motility and count. Sperm morphology is assessed employing "Kruger criteria." Semen should also be cultured for Ureaplasma, Urealyticum, Chlamydia, and Gonococcus and for aerobic/anaerobic pathogens.
Male Fertility Physical Exam
A proper physical exam is an important part of a complete male fertility evaluation. In most cases, the physical exam is performed by an Urologist. The physician may examine the penis, scrotum, testicles, and prostate for medical problems such as a varicose vein in the scrotum, irregular testicle size, or enlarged/dysfunctional prostate.
In a relatively small number of cases of male infertility, the failure to produce an adequate quality of sperm relates to reduced secretion by the pituitary gland of those hormones necessary to stimulate sperm production.
If you are one of those who have similar apprehensions about motherhood then, it's time to embrace a new way of thinking? Marriage is that unique institution in India that can turn any vivacious, accomplished successful female into a second-class citizen. Avoiding questions about your wedding date, questions about when the "new addition" is happening on social media can become the norm after a few years of marriage. If you have been married for a while and having regular intercourse without contraceptives and still not able to conceive, chances are you might be diagnosed with PCOD, like every second girl in metros is. But that may not be enough.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) A procedure introduced in the year 1978 in which a woman's ovaries are stimulated with fertility drugs to produce multiple mature eggs, which are then removed from her body and are fertilized in the laboratory with her partner's (or donor) sperm. The resulting embryos are cultured for three to five days, at which point, and the best 1 or 2 embryos are then transferred back into her uterus. IVF PROCEDURES
It involves the following steps
Preparing for Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH)
Undergoing Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
Fertilization of Eggs in the Laboratory
Selecting the Best Embryos for Transfer
Cryopreservation (Freezing) of Remaining Embryos
Talk to us today and gain a solid understanding of the above procedures so as to take a sound decision about your future
IVF Failure Treatment
Blood tests are conducted to find out if one has a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, which can cause severe complications. There are other kinds of tests which check for genes that play a part in detecting some causes for IVF failure.
Pelvic exam: In this procedure, the doctor inserts one or two gloved fingers into the vagina and rectum at the same time and presses on the lower abdomen with the other hand. If there is a mass on either side of the uterus, it may be a sign of ovarian cancer. CA-125 blood test: This test records the level in your body of CA-125, a protein that is made by ovarian cancer cells. CA-125 is known as a tumor marker because its levels usually are higher in women with ovarian cancer.
Biopsy: Removal of tissues by a doctor to check for cancer cells under a microscope is called as biopsy. Tissues can be examined by Fine needle aspiration (FNA) Imaging tests, which may include:
• CT or CAT (computed axial tomography) scans
• MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
• PET (positron emission tomography) scans
IUI is usually selected as a treatment for conditions including:
• Unexplained infertility
• Low sperm count
• Decreased sperm motility
• Donor sperm
• Hostile cervical condition such as cervical mucus that is too thick or cervical scar tissue from past procedures
• Ejaculation dysfunction and timing issues
Transvaginal ultrasound: This procedure involves the use of a wand-shaped scanner in the vagina which has a small ultrasound device on the other end.
Deal With Miscarriage
We have the answers… Fertility services provide patients with the region's best specialists, offering diagnosis, treatment, surgical services and rehabilitation at the highest level. Our state-of-the-art treatment, including educational, support and rehabilitation services, leads to faster recovery and positive long-term outcomes.
• We are one of the only exemplar hospitals in the country to have introduced proven methods for preventing surgical site infection in case of miscarriages
• Our surgeons routinely perform surgeries, part of an extensive gamut of care that includes an educational preoperative evaluation and postoperative rehabilitation.
Our holistic approach to treatment has made us the preferred choice for our patients and we provide world-class, evidence-based treatment for various fertility disorders and combine our expertise in the areas of patient-care, clinical research, and academics in order to provide the highest level of specialized services to our patients.