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What are the indications for female infertility treatments?

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Last Update: 05/31/2024

Michelle Emblenton, a biochemist at inviTRA, tells us about fertility treatments suitable for women:

Female infertility can be caused by a variety of factors. So, in order to find the best treatment, we need to start with fertility studies. Fertility studies have to be carried out in both the man and the woman, because sometimes the fertility issues with the woman, sometimes with the man and, in a proportion of cases, with both. In a female fertility study, your doctor will usually perform a hormonal analysis via a blood draw, a vaginal ultrasound, hysterosalpingography to have a look at your uterus and your fallopian tubes, and possibly a karyotype study to look at your chromosomes. In a male fertility study, he will undergo a physical examination, a seminogram (which is a sperm analysis), hormonal tests via a blood draw and possibly the karyotype test to have a look at the chromosomes and his genes. After performing these tests, we should know exactly where the problems are and, therefore, we can decide the best course of treatment. However, sometimes it does result that the results of the test come back normal and we don't know exactly what is causing the infertility. These cases we usually term unexplained infertility.