What is infertility
World Health Organisation defines Infertility as not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called secondary infertility. Today, lots of couples have infertility problems in every part of the world. Infertility may be due to a single cause in either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the women. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause is found. Drugs, surgery and IVF are common treatments. Happily, two-thirds of couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.
When to see a doctor for infertility:
In general, don't be too concerned about infertility unless you and your partner have been trying regularly to conceive for at least one year. You should see your doctor earlier, however, if you're a woman and:
- You're age 34 or older and have been trying to conceive for six months or longer
- Your periods are irregular or not at all.
- Your periods are very painful
- You have been diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) before.
- You've had more than one miscarriage
If you're a man, talk with your doctor if you have:
- Low sperm count
- A history of testicular, prostate or sexual problems
Infertility is one of the main specialities of Medicana International Hospital. Infertility treatments such as IUI, IVF/ICSI, laparoscopies and hysteroscopies are performed everyday. Medicana International Hospital does over a thousand IVF cycles each year with high success rates.The clinic has also its own andrology lab for male infertility and perform procedures such as TESA or microscopic TESE (testicular biopsy).