0, May 20th, 2016
Common causes of female infertility and possible treatment options include:
DEFINITION: Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes prevent sperm from getting to the egg and fertilized eggs getting to the uterus.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Laparoscopic surgery to open tubes, In vitro fertilization (IVF).
DEFINITION: Any condition (usually hormonal) which hinders or prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Medical therapy (plus IVF in some cases).
POOR EGG QUALITY
DEFINITION: Eggs that are damaged or have chromosomal abnormalities. This problem is usually age related – egg quality declines significantly in the late 30s and early 40s.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: IVF with Own egg +/- Genetic abnormality screening (PGS) on Embryos , IVF with Donor egg
DEFINITION: A condition where normal uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Laparoscopy , IVF.
DEFINITION: Abnormalities of the cervix.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Intrauterine insemination, IVF.
DEFINITION: Abnormality to the shape or cavity of the uterus.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Hysteroscopy or laparoscopy , Surrogacy.
MALE TUBAL BLOCKAGE
DEFINITION: Obstructions in the vas deferens or epididymis (the tubes that transport fertile sperm),
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Surgery to correct epididymal tube blockages,Sperm aspiration technique e.g TESA.
If you have been unable to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex ( 6 months if you are older than 35), we advise you visit your doctor to diagnose the cause (s).
On our website – nordicalagos.org/book-appointment you can book appointment to see a fertility expert. It is free and non-obligatory