“I have tried all kinds of tips and tricks. It seems that there is still no sustenance to have offspring. Should I do fertility treatment at the clinic? How is the procedure?”
Married couples must be looking forward to the arrival of a new member in their newly built small family. Various ways have been done to achieve that wish. The lifestyle has been changed to a healthier one. Traditional methods have also been tried but have yet to yield results. Thankfully in the age of advancing medical technology, various fertility treatment alternatives can be tried to help the pregnancy process.
5 Types of Fertility Treatment in Pakistan
Male Fertility Treatment in Lahore can be done at Genova Fertility & IVF Centre, some government clinics or specialized private clinics / hospitals.
The treatment is gradual and depends on the problem faced by the couple. However, it usually includes these 5 types:
This drug is popular by its commercial name, Clomid. This medicine helps women release eggs at the ovulation stage in the menstrual cycle effectively by increasing the secretion of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone).
Usually the doctor will recommend this medicine if the woman has an abnormal menstrual cycle and in a couple with normal fertility but the wife has not yet succeeded in getting pregnant. In this method, the doctor will recommend taking medicine on the third day of menstruation for five days. Ovulation will occur after 7 to 8 days of Clomid treatment.
The doctor will then confirm the time of ovulation and the best time to have sex. The time of ovulation can be confirmed with several tests such as blood tests, basal body temperature tests and ultrasound. While taking the drug, the patient will experience some side effects such as bloating, and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Hormone Injections as Fertility Treatment
This injection is a dose of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) that helps the formation of a healthy egg in the woman’s uterus as well as helps release the egg during the ovulation stage. This method is another medical alternative if the drug clomiphene is not effective for the body.
In addition to women, this drug is also effective in increasing sperm count in men. This injection also increases the probability that you will have twins or triplets. This method is proven to help increase the probability of conceiving by 15% in one ovarian cycle. This injection has minimal side effects on the body such as redness on the injection site and swelling on the chest.
Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome
Some women who practice this method also experience ‘ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome’ (OHSS) especially during the first cycle of using this medicine. If symptoms become more serious such as abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, seek medical advice immediately. Regardless, you don’t have to worry because doctors confirm that this method will not put the user at risk of ovarian cancer.
This technique of IUI Treatment Lahore or Intra Uterine Insemination is done by transferring fast-moving male sperm directly into the woman’s uterus through a fine tube when ovulation is about to occur. Doctors will recommend this method if the woman has unexplained infertility and normal ovulation.
This procedure is also performed if men have problems with impotence or premature ejaculation or sperm that are not too problematic. In this method, the wife is given a prescription for fertility drugs for a few days before the procedure is performed.
The husband, on the other hand, needs to provide a sperm sample on the day of the procedure. Healthy sperm will be selected and transferred directly into the uterus through a small tube. This method is seen to have a higher percentage of effectiveness in younger couples.
In addition to hormone secretion rates and irregular ovulation times, blocked fallopian tubes or abnormal growths in the uterus are also causes of infertility in women. Fertility treatment with major surgical methods such as laparotomy or minor surgery such as endoscopy can overcome this problem.
In the laparotomy procedure, the doctor will make an opening in the lower abdomen to see the condition of the pelvis as a whole. The endoscopy procedure is performed with laparoscopy, which is by inserting a small telescope through the abdominal wall and hysteroscopy, which is by inserting a small telescope through the cervix. This surgical method can treat fertility problems such as endometriosis, cyst formation, and blocked fallopian tubes.
Fertility Treatment Using IVF Techniques
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is done by fertilizing sperm and egg samples in the laboratory. Then the resulting embryo will be transferred to the woman’s uterus. The doctor will recommend this method if:
- The wife has problems with the fallopian tubes or the ovulation cycle
- The husband has problems with a lack of sperm or infertile sperm
The wife will be asked by the doctor to take fertility drugs to get some eggs. Then, the doctor will select a healthy egg to be sampled through ultrasound techniques and minor surgery. The husband also needs to provide a sperm sample. In the ‘insemination’ stage, the partner’s egg and sperm will be combined and stored in the laboratory for observation. If successful, the combination will turn into an embryo and will be transferred in the wife’s womb and it is very really cheap of IVF Cost in Pakistan.