Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Does every couple need ivf or icsi treatment to overcome their fertility problem?

No. You will spend over an hour with the doctor during your first consultation. We carefully assess the cause of your infertility and decide on the simplest possible treatment that can give you a pregnancy. The choice of treatment depends on the cause of infertility, baseline hormone levels and the woman’s age.

What are the medications used in ovarian stimulation ?

The medication used for ovarian stimulation are the same gonadotrophins that are naturally produced by the anterior pituitary gland situated in the brain. We can regulate the dosage of these to get the required response from the ovary.

What is the optimum number of eggs produced for ivf?

The number of eggs produced is influenced by a number of factors like patient’s age, diagnosis for infertility, stimulation protocol, type and the dosage of the drugs used, individual response to medication. There is often cycle variation too for ovarian stimulation. We optimize our stimulation to get about ten eggs.

Is egg collection procedure a major operation ?

No. It is a minor procedure which s done as a day case. The eggs are collected through the vagina by using ultrasound guidance. A long needle is guided through the top of the vagina into the follicles in the ovary that contain the eggs. There are no cuts or incisions on the abdomen. The procedure is done under light general anaesthesia so there is absolutely no pain.

How many eggs could be expected to fertilize?

Not all the eggs that are harvested are fully mature. Immature eggs do not fertilize. However some of these eggs could also be matured in the laboratory under special conditions. The average fertilization rate for good quality eggs is 80%. Some eggs may be chromosomally grossly abnormal. These also may not fertilize. So the fertilization rate will depend on the quality of the eggs and the sperms.

How many eggs could be expected to fertilize?

Not all the eggs that are harvested are fully mature. Immature eggs do not fertilize. However some of these eggs could also be matured in the laboratory under special conditions. The average fertilization rate for good quality eggs is 80%. Some eggs may be chromosomally grossly abnormal. These also may not fertilize. So the fertilization rate will depend on the quality of the eggs and the sperms.

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