Different Types Of Fertility Problems And Corresponding Infertility Treatments

July 26, 2012 0 Comments

By Louise Collins

Fertility problems in women arise from a variety of factors, including age, medical condition, and heredity. As women get older, the chances of getting pregnant decreases while the risk for miscarriages increase. Some fertility problems are easily treated, depending on the factors affecting the infertility.

Opting for an infertility treatment is sometimes a daunting decision for couples. Aside that some infertility treatments can be very expensive, couples may need to allocate a considerable amount of time in achieving pregnancy.

Listed below are the common types of fertility problems and their corresponding treatments.

Ovulatory Dysfunction – This is the most frequent cause of female infertility which is characterized by irregular release of egg every month because of prematurely aging ovaries, hormonal imbalance, stress, hypo and hyperthyroidism, abnormal ovarian development, or the presence of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Treatment for ovulatory dysfunction may include taking medicine such as clomiphene and metformin. The former is used to stimulate production of eggs per month and boost up fertility while metformin is used to treat PCOS. It normalizes the monthly menstrual cycle, initiates ovulation, and lowers the risk of miscarriage in women who suffer from PCOS.

Tubal Infertility – This is caused by a damaged or blocked fallopian tube, which prevents the egg to successfully meet the sperm in the uterus. At some point, the blockage may be caused by endometriosis characterized by the growth of abnormal tissue in the abdominal cavity lining of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and outer surfaces of other abdominal organs.

Depending on associated risks, your doctor may advise you to undergo a tubal surgery, such as sterilization reversal and laparoscopic surgery in the case of having endometriosis. In cases, of severely blocked fallopian tubes, your doctor may advise you to skip surgery and have In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Surgical Infertility – Surgical infertility may happen as a downside of some surgical repairs, such as myomectomies (uterus tumor removal), cystectomies (surgical resection of ovarian cysts), tuboplasticies (surgical correction of abnormal fallopian tubes), and many other procedures.
The treatment for surgical infertility may vary depending on your medical history. Treatments for surgical infertility may include assisted reproductive technology (ART), such as IVF, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and assisted hatching.

Men Infertility – Not all infertility problems can be blamed on women. Infertility in men can arise due to certain deficiencies in the reproductive system, such as impotence or premature ejaculation of semen. Infertility can also happen when men lack sperm or produce inadequate number of sperm to reach the fertilized egg in the fallopian tube.

Treatment of men infertility may vary depending on a variety of factors affecting their infertility. If lack of sperm is suspected, doctors may opt for a surgery or hormone medication to correct the problem. Some of the other considerable procedures may include microsurgical vasectomy reversal, sperm procurement techniques, microsurgical varicocele ligation, Management of testicular failure and hypogonadism, and sperm cryopreservation.

Louise Collins writes articles about fertility and pregnancy. Try looking at this website for information and advice on how to get the right treatments to deal with your fertility issues.

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