Happy new week friends. Hope you all are already working towards your 2021 set goals. Last week, I told you about infertility in men and women. Today, I will tell you about the necessary tests and oral and intravenous medicines for infertility. Next week, I will tell you about the rest of the infertility treatments which are more advanced.
Finding the cause of infertility and the right treatment can be a long and emotional process which involves several check-ups, tests, complete patience and cooperation from the couple. When a couple visit’s a fertility specialist, the doctor will document medical history by taken note of their health and sexual histories. The doctor also carries out a physical examination on the couple. This is part of the initial step which may or may not detect the root cause of the problem. However, more tests are carried out for more accurate diagnosis and proper solution finding.
In women, the initial test is finding out if she is ovulating every month or not. In order to get the right answer and eliminate any doubts and what ifs, the woman usually tracks her ovulation at home on a monthly basis by:
In men, the initial step is testing the semen. The doctor looks at the number, shape and movement of the sperm. The man’s hormone levels may also be tested.
COMMON TESTS FOR INFERTILITY IN WOMEN
Infertility specialists usually recommend treatments based on:
After due considerations of the above, infertility can be treated with one or combination of the following; medicine, surgery, artificial insemination, and assisted reproductive technology.
INFERTILITY TREATMENT IN MEN
INFERTILITY TREATMENT IN WOMEN
There are medicines used in the treatment of infertility in women. They are as follows:
Interestingly, most fertility drugs increase a woman’s chances of having twins, triplets, or other multiples. Most women who are pregnant with multiples usually have more problems during pregnancy, and are considered high risk pregnancies. There is always a high risk of premature childbirth/delivery, and premature babies are at a higher risk of health and development problems.
It is necessary to note that just because a woman has trouble getting pregnant, it does not mean she will have trouble carrying that child to term. It also does not mean she must have twins or other multiples. Remember that the information given here is for educational and informative purposes, do not embark on any kind of self-medication. Consult a fertility specialist as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment options.
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