Available Options For Infertility Treatments

Available Options For Infertility Treatments


Infertility is a cause of concern for a lot of couples all over the world. You can consult an IVF Specialist in Siliguri to determine whether you are infertile. Your doctor will go over your health history, sexual history, medications, sex habits and the frequency of how often you have sex.  Fortunately, there are a variety of infertility treatments available that can solve your problems for you.

Table of contents:

  1. Fertility Treatments for Men
  2. Fertility Treatments for Women
  3. Assisted Reproductive Technology

Fertility Treatments for Men

In males fertility is tested with a physical exam and a sperm analysis that tests the health of the sperm. Fertility treatments for males include:

  • Surgery: This procedure is recommended if the cause for infertility is a varicoele which is the widening of the veins in the scrotum or a blockage in the vas deferens which carry the sperm.
  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed when there are any infections in the reproductive organs.
  • Medications and counseling: Medications and counseling are used to treat problems regarding erections and ejaculation.
  • Hormone treatments: This treatment is used if your body has a low or high level of certain hormones.

Fertility Treatments for Women

For a female, tests begin with medical history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam. You will also take blood tests to measure hormone levels. Ultrasounds and specific X-ray can checks the ovaries, uterus and the fallopian tubes. There are also a number of treatments available for female infertility.

  • Fertility drugs and hormones: Fertility drugs and hormones are used to regulate ovulation and restore levels of hormones.
  • Surgery: Surgery is recommended to remove tissue that is blocking fertility such as endometriosis or to open blocked fallopian tubes that may be blocking the eggs.

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted Reproductive Technology has been a miraculous advancement in the field of infertility. There are several types of ART recommended by IVF specialists in Siliguri, which include:

  • IUI(Intrauterine Insemination): For this procedure, sperm is collected from the male partner and placed directly inside the women's uterus while they are ovulating.
  • IVF(In Vitro Fertilization):  For this procedure, the sperm and egg are harvested and fertilized in a lab. The fertilized egg is monitored for 3 to 5 days and then the embryo is placed in the woman's uterus.
  • GIFT(Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer) and ZIFT (Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer): In this procedure, the sperm and egg are collected and quickly placed in a fallopian tube. For the GIFT procedure, the both sperm and eggs are placed into the fallopian tube. With ZIFT, the sperm and eggs are fertilized in a lab and then a fertilized egg is placed into the tube after 24 hours.

Dr. Monica Agarwal is one of the best IVF specialists in Siliguri.

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