Should You Consider IVF Treatment? Info from a Denver fertility doctor
- Posted on: Jul 12 2013
Have you been trying to conceive for a while with no results, and wondering if you should consider IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization at a fertility clinic?
In fact, IVF is normally not an option unless a couple has been trying to conceive for two years or longer of regular, unprotected sex. When it does become an option, it may be used for male or female infertility, as well as unexplained infertility.
That being said, there are cases where IVF is the front line treatment for infertility.
When to Consider IVF
Here are some of the reasons you might think about IVF treatment.
Age: If you are 35 or older and have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, IVF may be advisable. It is said that age is only a state of mind, but your ovaries don’t agree. Fertility begins to decline in a woman’s 20s and by the age of 35, it’s a fairly steep downhill slide.
Dysfunctional Ovaries: If you have an ovulation—which means you don’t ovulate at all—or other ovary dysfunction, IVF might be a wise treatment choice.
PID: If you are suffering from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID, that hasn’t responded to other treatment; IVF might be the optimal treatment for you.
Endometriosis: Those with endometriosis may consider IVF as a secondary option, after less invasive treatments have been tried without success.
Fallopian Tube Problems: Women who have diseased, blocked or absent Fallopian tubes should definitely consider IVF.
Antibody Problems: If you have been diagnosed with antibody problems that prevent you from conceiving or having successful embryo implantation, IVF might be your best bet.
PCOS: Anyone with PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, that hasn’t responded favorably to other treatment options, may consider IVF as the next step.
Unexplained Infertility: If, after a variety of tests have been done, there is no definite reason found why a couple hasn’t conceived, this is considered unexplained infertility and IVF might be the treatment of choice.
Male Infertility: For male infertility that results from sperm with below normal motility or low sperm count, IVF is an option to consider.
Bear in mind that every case and every situation is unique and your infertility treatment might or might not require or respond to IVF.
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is a full service Colorado fertility clinic that offers amazing success rates and the top Fertility doctor in Colorado, Dr. Deborah Smith. In fact, Dr. Smith was voted as the top fertility specialist in CO by Health Tap. She has also received the Patient’s Choice Award 3 years in a row!
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