Infertility Treatment

Overview

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.

A woman under 35 has not conceived after 12 months of contraceptive-free intercourse.

A woman over 35 has not conceived after 6 months of contraceptive-free sexual intercourse.

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Treatments

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.

IUI is recommended in the following situations
  • When there is a mild to moderate decrease in the sperm count and motility
  • When no apparent cause for infertility is found (unexplained infertility)
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization refers to a procedure where the woman's eggs are removed and fertilized with the man's sperm outside the body, in a laboratory. The embryos, thus formed are then put back into the uterus to achieve a pregnancy.

Before an IVF procedure

SHRC provides a thorough diagnosis to the patient so that she can choose between the best fertility treatment options available to her

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Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

ICSI is a process where a single sperm is injected directly into the egg using a fine glass needle. The main objective of ICSI is to ensure that the spermatozoa fertilize the egg membrane. The woman is stimulated with medications and then an egg retrieval procedure is performed so that several eggs can be obtained to attempt an ICSI procedure.

ICSI is recommended in cases of severe male infertility, previous fertilization failures with IVF or situations in which there are a limited number of oocytes available.

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Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopy means "looking inside" and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body.

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as compared to the larger incisions needed in open surgeries. A thin fiberoptic camera(laparoscope) is introduced into the abdominal cavity through the small openings and images are displayed on a HD monitor. Specially designed instruments also can be introduced

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