FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • What is IVF?
  • How long should I wait before consulting a fertility doctor?
  • Is infertility just a woman’s problem?
  • Am I a candidate of IVF?
  • If not pregnant in first attempt, then how soon can we try again?
  • What are the side effects associated with IVF?
What is IVF?

In-Vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the most common type of assisted reproductive technology (ART). It is a medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or elsewhere outside the body.

How long should I wait before consulting a fertility doctor?

Patients should seek advice from a fertility doctor after one year of unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant. Women who are above the age of thirty years are advised to consult the doctor after 6 months of trying. Women above the page of forty should consult a doctor after deciding to try and have a child.

Is infertility just a woman’s problem?

No, infertility is not just a woman’s problem. In 40% cases infertility is due to female problems and in rest 40% cases it is due to male related problems. Rest 20% will be a combination of both male and female related issues.

Am I a candidate of IVF?

There are no of factors involved in deciding if a patient is suitable for IVF or not. This can only be determined by complete diagnosis by the doctor. Some of the couples who may experience the following are candidates for IVF –

  • Low sperm count
  • Endometriosis
  • Problems with uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Sperm unable to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus
  • Other health or unexplained reproductive issues
If not pregnant in first attempt, then how soon can we try again?

Normally, patients are asked to wait for one or two full menstrual cycles before resuming another IVF cycle. Certain additional tests may be needed that could delay subsequent IVF cycles.

What are the side effects associated with IVF?

Potential side effects after IVF treatment may include:

  • Passing a tiny small amount of clear or blood colored fluid after the procedure
  • Mild bloating
  • Mild cramping
  • Breast tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Decreased urinary frequency
  • Significant weight gain after three to five days

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