Fertility treatments are directed to the specific problem. If a blockage is preventing an egg or sperm from moving through the tube this can be overcome by either tuboplasty (please see www.tuboplasty.com) or IVF. In cases of Polycystic ovaries there are immature eggs but no ovulation. This can be treated medically.
Polyps, fibroids or a septum can be present in the uterine cavity and could prevent implantation. These can be surgically removed. Adhesions, endometriosis or endometrioma would also need to be treated. Cervical, uterine or tubal infections also need to be treated.
Ovulation problems are addressed by medical treatment. Hormonal problems can be related to the thyroid, prolactin or male hormones. Some of the approaches are listed:
- Clomiphene citrate
- Human menopausal gonadotropin
- Follicle stimulating hormone
- Human chorionic gonadotropin
- ART ( Assisted Reproduction Technologies)
- IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
- IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
Treatment plan needs to be individualized based on the specific conditions present.