Uterine polyps are treated through the diagnostic hysteroscopy whereby a thin, telescope-like device enables your fertility doctor to look into your uterus. During this procedure, the polyps can also be removed. Your fertility doctor can discuss treatments of uterine polyps.
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Uterine polyps are similar to a wart or skin tag, and are very common. They are thought to develop from an infection, inflammation, or obstruction in the cervix canal. Most do not affect fertility, but multiple or very large uterine polyps can cause fertility problems or miscarriage.
Uterine fibroids are very common, affecting about one out of five women of childbearing age. These uterine growths are not cancerous however, it is possible that uterine fibroids can affect your fertility and make it difficult to concieve or increase the risk of a pregnacy loss. Submucosal fibroids, which grow into the uterine cavity may prevent implantiation and growth of an embryo. Doctors usually recommend removing these fibroids before attempting to concieve.
Studies have not shown a link between breast and ovarian cancers and fertility drugs. Fertility drugs can cause other, less harmful side effects, so it is important you discuss this with your fertility doctor before beginning treatment.
The success rate for IVF with a woman’s own eggs averages approximately 36.8 percent in the U.S., as shown by 2010 data provided to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). IVF success rates have increased over the years, and depend on factors including the women’s age and prior pregnancies.
IUI can be performed naturally without drugs, but it is often used with fertility drugs that stimulate the production of multiple eggs. Your fertility doctor can explain the protocol that’s right for you and purpose and side effects of fertility drugs you may be prescribed.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple technique where washed sperm is deposited into uterine cavity around the time of ovulation. IUI is less expansive (one IUI cycle costs $3,000) than IVF treatment, which makes it a much more attractive options for many couples. Of course, other factors such as cause of infertility and woman's age should be taken into account.Your fertility doctor can help you determine if IUI is the right treatment for you.
Not necessarily. There are differences in women who have diminished ovarian reserve or premature ovarian failure (POF) and those who are in menopause. Women with POF may still get their periods, while menopausal women no longer get their periods.