How is infertility diagnosed?
At Apollo Fertility the fertility expert performs preliminary assessments and recommends specific diagnostic tests. These tests help the expert to determine the problem. The tests may vary for men and women.
Infertility tests for men:
Here at Apollo Fertility, the fertility expert asks about your medical history, medications used and about sexual habits and later carries out a physical examination. During the physical examination, the testicles are checked for the presence of any masses. Also, the shape and structure of the penis is examined to rule out any abnormalities.
Other tests include:
Infertility tests for women:
The fertility expert performs a general physical examination and asks about your medical history, medications used, menstrual cycle, and sexual habits.
Our expert team at Apollo Fertility also performs some advanced diagnostic procedures and gynaecologic examination to determine the problem causing infertility.
Other tests include:
What are the treatment options for infertility?
Apollo Fertility provides you a superior quality of advanced treatment options those ensure you successful motherhood. Possibly the type of infertility treatment is based upon the cause of infertility which would include the presence of male infertility, the couple’s infertility treatment history, and many other factors such as maternal age.
After receiving your diagnosis, our panel of fertility experts at Apollo Fertility creates a personalized plan of treatment for you, below are the advanced treatment approaches that are offered at Apollo Fertility-
Ovulation induction: This method involves administration of medications for inducing ovulation by encouraging the eggs to develop in the ovaries and getting released. Also, by increasing the chances of conception through artificial insemination or timed intercourse.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI): This method of fertility treatment enhances the chances of fertilization. The method involves placing sperm inside the uterus for facilitating the fertilization.
In vitro fertilization (IVF): This method is an assisted reproductive technology. The method involves manual combining of sperm and egg sample for promoting fertilization in vitro. The embryo which is formed is then transferred to the mother’s uterus for further development.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): This is a special form of IVF technique which is reserved for the cases that are with severe male-factor infertility. The procedure involves directly injecting the sperm into a mature egg.
Laser-assisted hatching: This method involves the use of high focused infrared laser beams to remove the outer protective layer called zona pellucida for promoting the implantation after the embryo is transferred.
Sperm retrieval: This method is also called sperm extraction or sperm aspiration. It is performed on the men who have no sperm in the semen or has a problem with sperm ejaculation. The sperm is extracted from the other parts of the reproductive tract. The retrieved sperm is then used in processes like IVF or ICSI for a successful pregnancy.
Sperm freezing: This technique is also termed as cryopreservation, it helps in storing and preserving the sperm in the liquid nitrogen at specific temperatures, which are used for future use for fertilizing the egg.
Reproductive surgery: Apollo Fertility has a special team of gynecologists and urologists who are specialized in reproductive surgery and have great expertise in the conservative treatment of reproductive organs in both women and men.
In women the conditions that require reproductive surgery would include:
Some of the other conditions that may need reproductive surgery are:
The infertility surgical procedures for women:
The infertility surgical procedure for men:
Donor program: For some couples, the only scope for getting pregnant can be by using donated eggs, sperm or embryo. Apollo Fertility offers egg, sperm, and embryo donation programs and the experienced team of experts guide the donors and recipients throughout this program.
Advanced treatment methods that are offered at Apollo Fertility include:
Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA): This test is performed to determine the optimal window for implantation. This method of genetic testing evaluates the gene expression and finds out if the endometrial lining is well-developed to accept an embryo for successful implantation.
PGS or PGD screening: Preimplantation genetic screening, is a test performed on the embryos produced through methods such as IVF. PGS helps in determining the genetic health of the embryo that helps the fertility experts for choosing the best embryo for transferring and improving your chances of getting pregnant.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a technique used before the implantation, it helps in identifying genetic defects within the embryo. PGD serves as a preventive measure that helps the experts understand if there is any chance of passing genetic diseases on to the child.
For all the married couples who experience fertility problems and those planning to have children at an older age, can nowhere step back as there are more options available than ever before. If you are the one having difficulty getting pregnant, then consult the well-qualified fertility specialist available at Apollo Fertility. Here we have fertility specialists who underwent years of advanced training that allows them to deliver the best infertility care possible. We offer the most appropriate fertility tests that help determine the exact cause of your infertility issue and offers you the best course of individualized treatment.