Treatments for Infertility
Many couples experiencing infertility problems can often be successfully treated by:
addressing lifestyle issues
Both women and men can contribute to difficulties in falling pregnant
How is infertility treated?
Dr Alexander will suggest a treatment suitable for your diagnosed problem.
Fertility treatment involves use of different artificial methods to help a woman conceive in conditions where she is unable to conceive naturally.
Depending on the test results, different treatments can be suggested. 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drugs or surgery.
Drugs: Fertility drugs may be recommended to stimulate and regulate ovulation, in women who are infertile due to ovarian disorders.
It is important to talk with Dr Alexander about the drug to be used. You should understand the drug’s benefits and side effects. Depending on the type of fertility drug and the dosage of the drug used, multiple births (such as twins) can occur in some women.
Insemination: You could also be chosen for assisted insemination, where healthy sperm is collected, concentrated, and placed directly into your uterus, when your ovary releases eggs to be fertilized. This procedure is also known as intrauterine insemination (IUI), and can be in tandem with your normal menstrual cycle or fertility drugs.
Surgery: Apart from these, problems with your uterus, such as intrauterine polyps or scar tissue, can be treated with surgery. Sometimes a man has an infertility problem that can be corrected by surgery.