Infertility Procedures

If you've been trying for what seems like forever to get pregnant and can't, then you should know that there are numerous infertility procedures available that can assist you.

If you are having a difficult time getting pregnant you should see your doctor. Your doctor will begin by ordering a few tests to help evaluate the problem. Tests like a semen analysis or an X-ray dye test that checks the uterus and fallopian tubes called hysterosalpingography, as well as hormone level to evaluate ovulation. Depending on what your specific medical condition is, there are a variety of treatments available to you.

Infertility Procedures

• Oral medication

• Gonadotropin therapy - stimulates the ovaries to produce multiple eggs during your cycle

• Reproductive surgery - removes blockages like scar tissue, polyps, open blocked tubes, removes cysts and fibroids

• Intrauterine insemination - this is basically just a sperm wash, after the washing the sperm is placed in the uterus

• In vitro fertilization - this is where your eggs are fertilized in a culture dish and returned to the uterus.

• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection - using an extremely small need, sperm is injected directly into a mature egg

Remember that infertility treatments sometimes take awhile, you may have to try more than one procedure to get pregnant. And keep in mind that there is not always a happily ever after, you may not get pregnant. You may have to use a donor egg, use a surrogate, or adopt.

If you are interested in learning more about infertility procedures you should schedule an appointment with a fertility doctor in your area today.

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