You can find all the details about infertility and IVF treatments in our website. First, let’s start with an overview, the causes of infertility, necessary tests and further steps.
INFERTILITY – AN OVERVIEW
Infertility is defined as the failure to get pregnant after one year of unprotected, well timed sexual intercourse. Moreover, research has found that about 40% of infertility is caused by female factors, 40% of male factors and 20% by a combination of both.
WHAT CAUSES INFERTILITY?
Ovulation occurs most frequently about 14 days before menstruation begins. Then, an egg is released from the ovary and is swept into the fallopian tube where fertilisation occurs. After 2-3 days, the fertilised egg implants in the lining of the Uterus. Any factor that impedes this process can prevent conception. Common causes of infertility include: hormonal problems, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis and sperm of insufficient quality or quantity.
WHAT TESTS ARE PERFORMED for INFERTILITY and IVF ?
Diagnostic tests are prescribed based on your medical history. A physical examination and the results of any previous testing and/or treatment are analysed. This could include a semen analysis (spermiogram), blood workup, pelvic ultrasound and a Hysterosalpingogram (an x-ray to evaluate the uterus and the fallopian tubes), Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test (a blood test in order to check your egg reserve). During the planning, for the doctor to be able to diagnose the issue and decide about the best treatment option, those results are necessary.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP in INFERTILITY AND IVF?
The next step in infertility and IVF treatment is that you and your partner will need to meet with our medical staff to discuss the results of the work up. Then, our staff will take you through a personalized step-by-step treatment plan. Do not be afraid to ask the medical or nursing staff for clarification of anything you are told or asked to do as part of your on-going care.