• Female Infertility Treatments

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    Female infertility is the inability of a woman to be pregnant even after unprotected sex during ovulatory period. It can occur due to abnormalities of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervical canal etc.

    Tests for Infertility

    A thorough menstrual, medical and family history is taken from the patient. This is followed by a pelvic examination and following tests are performed to find the cause of infertility:

    • Blood test to check hormone levels

    • Endometrial biopsy to examine the uterus lining

    • Hysterosalpingography (HSG) involvingultrasoundor X-rays of your reproductive organs

    • Laparoscopy to view the outside of uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes to check for abnormal growths or blocked fallopian tubes.

    Laparoscopic management for Female Infertility

    The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia through small incisions in the abdomen. One of the incisions is used to insert a port (nozzle) that fills the carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen to inflate it. Now laparoscope is inserted through another incision. A laparoscope is a telescope lookalike with a light and camera on the end. It allows the surgeon to clearly view inside of the abdomen on the monitor outside. Now according to the abnormality or cause of infertility, following can be done:

    • In case of tubal or pelvic disease reconstruction of reproductive organs

    • Remove scar tissue

    • Treat endometriosis by removing endometrial tissue as much as possible

    • Open blocked tubes

    • Remove ovarian cysts

    On completion of the procedure, carbon dioxide is released and incisions are closed with sutures or staples, or covered with glue-like bandage.

    Advantages of Laparoscopy for Female Infertility

    • Makes pregnancy possible for some women

    • Preserves the uterus

    • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

    • Faster recovery

    • Very less pain during and after the procedure

    • Smaller incisions

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • High success rate

    • Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha