Consult with Experienced Professionals Online About IVF Treatment

Posted by Dr. Ketki Sapre on October 28th, 2015

If you are having difficulty conceiving, it is best to see your physician so you can get proper advice on the best course of action to take to improve your chances of pregnancy. An experienced fertility doctor will look at your medical history and suggest ways to help you boost your fertility or prescribe other treatments to help you conceive.

Upon consulting with a fertility specialist, you and your partner may also undergo certain types of physical examinations to help determine where the problem lies. Women may be asked to have their hormones checked as well as their ovarian function. They may likewise be prescribed an X-ray or an ultrasound scan to see any blockages or other structural issues in their reproductive system. Men on the other hand, may be asked to deposit a semen sample so their sperm quality can be tested.

Your specialist can then determine whether or not you can be treated using IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and if IVF is indeed the best course of treatment for you. If you agree to go through IVF treatment, your doctor will refer you to an assisted conception unit, where you and your partner will undergo tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and immunity to rubella. You will also be asked to update your cervical screening test. At the assisted conception unit, your doctor will also investigate the quality as well as the amount of eggs in your body or in your ovarian reserve in order to estimate how well you ovaries will respond to the IVF treatment.

The quality and number of your eggs can be assessed by measuring the level of AMH anti-mullerian hormone in your blood or by simply counting the number of egg-containing follicles via a vaginal ultrasound scan. Only after these tests can your specialist fully discuss the details of your treatment plan and suggest ways to help you increase your chances of actually conceiving through IVF.

During IVF treatment, you may be asked to take medication that will suppress your menstrual cycle. This boosts the effectiveness of the other medications that are to be used in the next stages of treatment. You will also be asked to take fertility hormones to boost your egg supply before collecting healthy, mature eggs. The collected eggs will them be mixed together with your partner’s or your donor’s sperm in a laboratory to be fertilized before being transferred to the womb.

About the Author:

This article was written by Dr. Ketki Sapre who works at MediAngels as marketing manager.

MediAngels is the world’s first online hospital in India. We provide access to the best medical expertise and have about 400+ super specialist doctors on our panel, who belong to 93 specialties. Visit our website for an online medical consultation, advice and diagnosis of various diseases. Get symptoms, treatment, causes and risk factors associated with the diseases online.

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