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Indira IVF Delhi

9, South Patel Nagar, Opposite Metro Pillar No.203, Near Patel Nagar Metro Station, Block-1, South Patel NagarDelhi Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Hyderabad

Athena,2nd Floor, Plot No. 8-2-701/702, Road No.12, Near Century Hospital, Amudi Nagar, Bhola Nagar, Banjara HillsHyderabad Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira Ivf Ahmedabad

4th Floor, ABC-2, St Xavier's College Corner, Off C.G. Road, Navrangpura, SV Desai Marg, Gulbai TekraAhmedabad Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Faridabad

1st Floor (Rear Portion), SCO-13, Behind SRL Lab, Bank Line, Sector-16 Market, HUDA Staff ColonyFaridabad Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Ranchi

5th Floor, Kumar Complex, Arghora Chowk, Harmu Housing Colony, Opposite To Punjab National Bank, Harmu Housing Colony, DelatoliRanchi Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Bangalore

3rd Floor, Woody's Building, 45/1-1, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar, MarenahalliBangalore Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Indore

2nd Floor, Satyaraj Complex, A.B. Road, Opposite Malhar Mall & C21 Mall, Scheme No.54Indore Get Directions
  4.4  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Chennai

Opposite Commercial Tax Office (Rear Gate), Thousand Lights East, Greams Road, NangambakkamChennai Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Kolkata

57-B, Pataka House, 3rd Floor, Mirza Ghalib Street, TaltalaKolkata Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Udaipur

No.44, Amar Niwas, Opposite M.B. College, Kumharon Ka Bhatta, Central AreaUdaipur Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Jaipur

2nd Floor, Monilek Hospital & Research Centre, Sector-4, Jawahar Nagar, Goner, Sector-4, Jawahar NagarJaipur Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira Ivf Centre - Rohini

D-11/145, Ground Floor, Block-D, Near Rohini East Metro Station, Opposite Metro Pillor No.391, Sector-8, Pocket-11Delhi Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Lajpat Nagar

1st Floor, B-24, Block-B, Opposite Metro Pillor No.9, Next To Bandhan BankDelhi Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Patna

Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Ashokpuri, KhajpuraPatna Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Muzaffarpur Bihar

Juran Chhapra Main Rpad, Sutapatti, BrahmpuraMuzaffarpur Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF Bhagalpur

2nd Floor, Vinayak Building, Above V Mart, Patal Babu Road, Shah MarketBhagalpur Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Pune

2nd Floor, Anand Emerald, New Airport Road, Near Symbiosis College, Sakore Nagar, Viman NagarPune Get Directions
  4.3  (50 ratings)
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Indira IVF Nagpur

Plot No. 1-A, Salasar Prestige, Opposite Syndicate Bank, Off Near Law College Square, W High Ct Road, GorepethNagpur Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Nashik

1st Floor, Bosco Centre, Above NEXA Showroom, Gangapur RoadNashik Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Mumbai - Borivali

B+G+1, Ambroisa, Shop Vill Magthane, Boriwali (E), 3/4, Western Express Highway, Saraf Chaudhary Nagar, Kandivali EastMumbai Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Vashi

Sea Queen Heritage, P.N. 6, Sec-18, Palm Beach Road, SanpadaNavi Mumbai Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Lucknow

4/A, Ground Floor, Shalimar Logix, Rana Pratap Marg, Near National P.G. College, HazratganjLucknow Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Varanasi

D-63/7, C-10, Manmohan Imperia, Near Bank of India, Gopal Upvan, Mahmoorganj, Shivaji Nagar ColonyVaranasi Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF Allahabad

41/2, Mohalla, Civil Station, Near Hanuman Mandir, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Civil LinesAllahabad Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF Kanpur

6/7/8th Floor, Som Bizness Xquare-1, Canal Express Road, Narona Chauraha, Mall Road, Phool Bagh, Civil Lines, KanpurKanpur Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF Gorakhpur

1st & 2nd Floor, Trimurti Plaza, 9-Park Road, Opposite Bismil Park, Mohalla-Araji Chhavni, BilandpurGorakhpur Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF - Bhubaneswar

Triplex, 2nd Floor, Sachivalaya Marg, Gajapatinagar, ChandrashekharpurBhubaneswar Get Directions
  4.4  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Ludhiana

Floor, B-20,19-K, 3rd/4th, Sarabha NagarLudhiana Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Kolhapur

1st Floor, Tathastu Corner Mall, Shahpuri, E-Ward, Opposite Railway Gate-5, Bunglows AreaKolhapur Get Directions
  4.3  (46 ratings)
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Indira IVF Dwarka

A-15, Palam Extension, Sector-7, Dwarka, Rampal ChowkDelhi Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira Ivf- Asansol

3rd Floor, REGAL PLAZA, GT ROAD, USHAGRAM, MURGASOLE, PO ASANSOLAsansol Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira Ivf- Chandigarh

GROUND & FIRST FLOOR, SCO 156,157,158,159 SECTOR 9 C MADHYA MARGChandigarh Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Dehradun

Ashirwad Towers, Above Nexa Showroom, Ballupur Chowk, Chakrata Road,Dehradun Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Rohtak

First Floor, Raj Complex, near Raj Moters, In fornt of Liberty Cinema, New Delhi RoadRohtak Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF- Jodhpur

Indira IVF, 1st Floor, Above Pizza Hut, 11th C Road, SardarpuraJodhpur Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Kota

Indira IVF, Aman Business Center, Vigyan Nagar, Jalawar Road, KotaKota Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF- Vadodara

Shop No. – 302, 3rd Floor, Golden Icon, Bird Circle (Chakli Circle), Race CourseVadodara Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Bhadup West

Partial G + 1st Floor ( Shop No. G-3-2), FILIX TOWER, Opp. Asian Paints Company , Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg,Mumbai Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF- Virar

1st Floor- Unit No. A, Sandeep House, Tirupati Nagar, Phase –I, Opp. Royal Academy School, M.B. Estate Road, Virar (W)Thane Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Thane West

3rd Floor, Skyline Arcade, G.B. Road, Opp. Cine Wonder MallThane Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Rajaji Nagar

Indira IVF, above TJSB Bank, 1st Main Road, 1st Block, Dr. Raj Kumar Road,Bangalore Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Ghaziabad

first Floor,Vishwakarma Complex, Plot no. 17-18, In front of Yashoda Hospital, Sec-14Ghaziabad Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-MAU

Sharda Narayan Hospital, Shardapuram, Shadatpura, Mau Nath BhanjanMAU Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF-Bareilly

G+1+2nd Floor, ‘’NIJHAWAN TOWER’’, Plot No. 1 & 1-A, Opp. A.D.M. (E) Compound, Station Road, Civil LinesBareilly Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Indira IVF- Jalandhar

B.M. Tower, Plot No. 76, T V Centre Road, Near Football Chowk, Vijay Nagar,Jalandhar Get Directions
  4.4  (36 ratings)
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Dr. Amol Lunkad

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Dr. Alka

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO, DNB
IVF Specialist
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Dr. Sasmita Naik

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae
IVF Specialist
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Dr. Santosh Daphale

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MBBS, DGO
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Dr. Mayuri Assudani

MBBS, DGO
IVF Specialist
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MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae
IVF Specialist
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IVF Specialist
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Dr. Puja Rani

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IVF Specialist
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Dr. Swathi Mothe

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae
IVF Specialist
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Dr. Priyanka Kasliwal

MBBS, MS (Obs & Gynae)
IVF Specialist
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MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, Dip In Gynae Endo, ART, D M Sc
IVF Specialist
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13 Years experience
500 at clinic
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Dr. Tanu Batra

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO, DNB
IVF Specialist
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17 Years experience
500 at clinic
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Dr. Shruti Gupta

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
IVF Specialist
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18 Years experience
500 at clinic
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Dr. Bakul Kapoor

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
IVF Specialist
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18 Years experience
500 at clinic
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Dr. Anuja Singh

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MD Obs & Gynae
IVF Specialist
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Dr. Kanika Kalyani

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae
IVF Specialist
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Dr. Santosh Gaur

MD - Medicine, DGO
Gynaecologist
15 Years experience
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Dr. Sagarika Aggarwal

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Gynaecologist
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Gynaecology

A branch of medicine reserved especially for treating female conditions of the reproductive system
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IVF Speciality

Largely aims to help couples conceive through the method of in-vitro fertilization
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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) - Know The Procedure!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) - Know The Procedure!

There are many reasons leading to infertility, but one of the main causes is the inability of the sperm to travel all the way up to the uterus to fertilize an egg. This is caused by defective sperms and could be due to poor sperm quality, poor motility, etc. There are multiple reasons for this, and even smoking, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc. could be reasons.

Many technical advancements in fertility treatments are being done, and they try to keep the natural process of fertilization intact, at the same time improving the chances of success. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI, often used as a standalone term iksee) improves the rate of fertilization in that the sperm is directly injected into the egg. The environment of this artificial fertilization is completely controlled, and the fertilized egg is then placed into the womb for further growth. It is one of the recent methods of improving fertility, a part of ART (assisted reproductive technology).

Indications:

  1. Poor sperm perms motility
  2. Semen where sperm concentration is low
  3. Male infertility with unidentifiable cause
  4. Poor sperm quality, with sluggish sperms
  5. Ejaculation issues, such as retrograde ejaculation (semen is ejected into the bladder)
  6. Useful in couples who have failed IVF.

What to expect? 

The following outlines some of the steps for both male and female before and during the procedure.

Before the procedure - males:

  1. First step is the sperm collection; a screening is first done
  2. Sperms collection happens through either masturbation or directly from the testicles via a small incision
  3. Sperms could be collected fresh or collected and frozen for later use

Before the procedure – women:

  1. In the normal menstrual cycle, only a single egg is released. However, prior to ICSI, the woman is given ovulation drugs, which are high-dose hormone injections prior to ovulation. This ensures multiple eggs are released, which are then retrieved for fertilization in the external environment.
  2. Blood and urine are monitored regularly to identify the ovulation time, and eggs are collected within 24 to 36 hours of release

During the procedure - How ICSI happens:

  1. A healthy egg is chosen and placed in a glass tube, and a sperm is introduced to ensure fertilization
  2. This could be repeated in multiple tubes, and the most healthy one could be chosen to be implanted into the uterus
  3. Some of the fertilized ones could be frozen for later use, in case the implanted embryo fails to grow as expected
  4. The success rate for this procedure is quite high as the fertilization rate is almost 80 - 85 %

Suppression Of Immune System - How It Affects The Chance Of Conceiving With IVF?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Suppression Of Immune System - How It Affects The Chance Of Conceiving With IVF?

There is every possibility that even after going through more than three rounds of IVF, the treatment might not turn out to be successful, wherein it might not result in pregnancy. Naturally this kind of situation makes women frustrated and thus leads them to consider other alternative options.

One other option which is sometimes offered by IVF clinics present abroad after few unsuccessful attempts or miscarriages, which cannot be explained by the specialists, is using corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are steroid hormones that can either be made in the body or even in a lab.

Generally, corticosteroids are used to treat certain life threatening autoimmune diseases like lupus, severe kinds of allergies and for preventing the organ transplants from getting rejected. Certain serious side-effects are associated with corticosteroids, which include insomnia, infections, mood changes, heart problems, gain in weight and also headache.

At IVF Clinics, corticosteroids are given in order to meet the demands of people having fertility problems along with other doses to suppress immunity. All these are mainly driven by misunderstanding both on the part of a consumer as well as that of medical, on how the immune response actually works.

Immune system in case of pregnancy

  • Most of the doctors carry a view, which is completely outdated. They believe that immunity gets naturally reduced, when a woman is pregnant. As a result of this belief, they feel that it is completely acceptable to get the immune system suppressed by way of medication.
  • The argument which the doctors put forward in case of suppressing the immune system during pregnancy completely ignores clear proof of the fact that an immune response in a controlled manner is actually an essential part of normal embryo implantation. This is necessary for healthy growth of the fetal. Though the uterus might look to be unwilling to allow implantation of the embryo, if the immune system is suppressed through the use of drugs, then that will not solve the problem.
  • The immune system plays an important role as it acts as a defence for the body against all kinds of infections and cancer. During pregnancy, cells of immune system assist the uterus to tolerate and properly nurture the embryo even when it carries the foreign genes from the father.

Use of corticosteroids is not so safe or effective
The records put forward by the IVF clinics through those women, who have been pregnant by way of IVF, have created the false perception about the fact that corticosteroid drugs are safe and effective. The patient group had low chance of adverse effects from the use of this drug has ensured wide-scale use of corticosteroids, as they come up with no kind of immune disorder.

Still, there always remains a high chance of problems in pregnancy and a higher rate of foetal malformations for women, who take these drugs. Data suggests that among 311 women, who had used corticosteroid drugs for more than the first 3 months of IVF cycle, had gone on to show 64% increase in miscarriage.

In certain case of autoimmunity, some women might benefit from these drugs but in majority of women, these steroids cause more than any good.

Know The Differences Between IVF And Tubal Ligation Reversal!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Know The Differences Between IVF And Tubal Ligation Reversal!

In vitro fertilization (IVF) includes empowering the woman with medicines, taking various eggs from her ovaries, fertilizing them with her partner’s sperm, and inserting a portion of the subsequent embryos into her uterus with the trust that one will form into a fetus. 

Tubal ligation reversal, on the other hand, requires a laparotomy, which needs a much bigger entry point on the abdomen, usually around four to six fingers long. Since the skin, each of the muscles, and different tissues of the stomach must be sliced through, there is extensively more uneasiness and a longer recovery time required after the surgery, when compared with a laparoscopic surgery, for example, with a tubal ligation. 

Here are a few common differences: 

  1. Sperm quality: The male partner needs a sperm test before basic procedures of either of the two. In case that the sperm quality is great, then the couple could consider proceeding. In case that the sperm quality is poor, in vitro treatment is the better alternative. With IVF, poor sperm quality is effectively overcome. 
  2. Tubal status: The length of the remaining tubal stumps after tubal ligation is an important aspect. The more extended the two remaining stumps are on each side, the better and more effective is the pregnancy. The shorter the stumps, the lower are the odds for pregnancy. 
  3. Status of other pelvic conditions: Pelvic endometriosis or any scar tissue in the range of the tubes or ovaries would diminish the chance for accomplishment after tubal ligation reversal. Although, IVF pregnancy achievement rates are usually not influenced by these conditions. Along these lines, in vitro fertilization is most likely a superior alternative in women with noteworthy endometriosis or pelvic scar tissue. 
  4. Female age: Chances for pregnancy with either tubal ligation or IVF decrease in the mid to late thirties and significantly reduce at the age of thirty-eight. By age forty-three or forty-four, not many women will have the capacity to have a baby using either approach. 
  5. Egg amount and quality: A few women have a decrease in either egg amount or quality prior in life than anticipated. In this manner, the woman’s ovarian capacity needs to be tested before a choice is made in regards to whether to continue with either tubal ligation or in-vitro fertilization. AMH levels, ovarian antral follicle number, and day 3 FSH levels are generally done to evaluate ovarian capacity or hold. 
  6. Doctor intervention: The greatest favorable position of tubal ligation reversal over IVF is that once the woman has experienced the surgery she ideally will not require any medication through the doctor, for example, medications or systems, keeping in mind the end goal to get pregnant.
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Hysterectomy - What Is It?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Pune
Hysterectomy - What Is It?

What is a hysterectomy and why do you need it?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, which is a muscular organ that carries and nourishes the baby during pregnancy. This surgery may be done to remove all or parts of the uterus; if there are any associated problems in fallopian tubes/ ovaries, they may also be removed simultaneously, during hysterectomy.

Types of hysterectomy procedures

Hysterectomy may be done through surgical cuts in the belly, known as abdominal hysterectomy or through vaginal hysterectomy where the uterus is removed through the vagina. Majority of the hysterectomies are now done with laproscope, due to the advantage of faster recovery. Which procedure is chosen will depend on why the hysterectomy is being performed along with the medical history of the patient.

Depending on the reason of the surgery, removal of the whole uterus or just parts of it may be required. The types of surgery are:

  • Partial hysterectomy is the removal of just the uterus while keeping the cervix in place
  • Total hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix
  • Radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes, cervix and the upper part of the vagina, and is generally only advised in cases of cancer
  • Oophorectomy is the removal of ovaries and it may be done with a hysterectomy

Why is it needed?

There may be many reasons to have a hysterectomy and some of them include:

Heavy periods

These may be very uncomfortable and painful, sometimes caused by other diseases. A hysterectomy may be opted for when all other treatments have failed to treat this condition.

Fibroids

They are non-malignant tumors in the uterus that cause constant bleeding, anemia and pelvic pain along with bladder pressure. They may also cause very heavy periods.

Endometriosis

It is a condition where the tissue lining the uterus also grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or pelvic or abdominal organs. It causes severe abdominal pain, heavy periods and sometimes even infertility.

Uterine prolapse

When the tissues and ligaments supporting the uterus become weak, the uterus may slip down from its normal position and descend into the vagina. It can result in urinary incontinence (leakage of urine), pressure in the pelvis and problems in bowel movements.

Cancer of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tube, cervix or the lining of the uterus (endometrium)

A hysterectomy may be recommended for these types of cancers. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Are You The Right Candidate For IVF?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Are You The Right Candidate For IVF?

One of the major milestones in a woman’s life is the entry into motherhood. For most women, when this does not happen in the natural logical sequence of things, there is anxiety and lot of pressure from family and friends.

However, with advancements now, there are options like intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilisation (IUI and IVF) available, which can help increase the chances of conception and pregnancy. IVF is where the egg is retrieved from the woman’s womb, fertilised externally and then transplanted back into the uterus where it grows to full term. However, there are always unanswered questions like how long to wait before going for IVF, is it the right procedure for me, etc.

Read on to know to find answers to some of these.

  1. Maternal age: As a woman reaches 35 and a man reaches 40, the fertility rates drop significantly. The chances that a woman at 35 will conceive is about 20%, which goes down to 5% if the woman is 40. However, this rate can be significantly increased by using IVF. The quality of the egg would gradually deteriorate, and so if a woman is nearing 40, it is better to consider IVF as the ovarian reserve would be optimal with IVF.
  2. Failed intrauterine insemination: In couples who have problems with the sperm reaching the uterus, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is first attempted. However, if 3 or more attempts of fail, it is time to consider IVF.
  3. Duration of inability to conceive: While some couples conceive quite promptly in a month or two, most take about 6 to 8 months of unprotected sex to conceive. Therefore, IVF can be an option if you are failing to conceive even after a year. Less than a year, don’t fret. Take it easy and it might just do the trick.
  4. Medical health: Both the partner’s medical health should be taken into account. Lifestyle changes like smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse should be considered, which can account for poor sexual performance and therefore lead to an inability to conceive. Health conditions like diabetes and heart disease can also lead to infertility. Hypothyroidism in women is another thing that must be ruled out, as it often leads to an inability to conceive.
  5. Sexual problems with the partner: One of the first things to do before going for IVF is to check that the male does not have any issues. Be it erection issues or ejaculation issues or sperm issues, they need to be ruled out. Sperm quality, quantity, and motility have to be analysed, and if they are optimal, IVF can be considered.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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IVF Tests Suggested To Check Infertility In Men!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
IVF Tests Suggested To Check Infertility In Men!

It is as important for the man as it is for the woman to undergo certain tests before the IVF cycle is started. Fertility is not only an issue for a woman, but it also might be for the man in question. There are certain tests that need to be conducted on men before they can gear up for IVF:

1. Semen Analysis: One of the most important tests for male infertility is semen analysis. Sometimes, a man may be completely healthy, but his sperm production could be of poor quality. Semen analysis is done to provide an accurate evaluation of sperm number, the ability to move (motility), size and shape (morphology), as well as the consistency and volume of the sample collected.

2. Binding Test: Sometimes agglutination occurs where the sperms might stick to each other by their heads or tails. Sperm antibodies might cause this problem. The IVF treatment's success might be compromised if this happens. A simple binding test is done to determine this.

3. Trial Wash: This is also known as sperm wash. It is mostly done to remove chemicals from the sperm. Not doing a sperm wash might end up affecting the later stages of the IVF treatment. In this process, the misshapen and immotile sperm is separated so a clean sample of motile and healthy sperm can be collected.

4. TUNEL Assay: Since sperms build up about half of a child's genetic makeup, a TUNEL Assay or 'sperm DNA test' is required. This test is done to measure the sperm population that have fragmented DNA. Negative impacts on genetics can hamper the success of the fertility treatment.

TUNEL Assay is usually recommended to men with:

  • Leukocytes detected by the sperm analysis
  • Age approaching 50
  • A history of diabetes II type or prostatitis
  • Exposure to chemicals or prolonged heat at workplaces

5. Screening for Infectious Diseases: This test is done for both the partners to check for diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis C, and so on. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Ovarian Cysts Can Be Treated?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
How Ovarian Cysts Can Be Treated?

Ovarian cysts are a common development in many women. Cysts are sacs filled with fluid which are formed in the female ovaries. Most cysts are harmless and do not even show any symptoms. However, some cysts do show outward symptoms like heavy bleeding, clotting, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain during the menstrual cycle, and pain during sex.

If you feel any of the above-mentioned discomforts, it will be in your best interest to book an appointment with your gynaecologist and get a check-up done. Most cysts are manageable unless they are very severe. In fact, it is best that cysts come to light at the right time and are efficiently managed, unless they develop into severe issues in the future.

Management of cysts

  1. Oftentimes, medical practitioners resort to what is called ‘watchful waiting’.
  2. At times, ovarian cysts disappear in a few months.
  3. It is recommended to take a blood test and an ultrasound to see the progress of the cyst.
  4. If you have already experienced menopause, then these tests are carried out every four months. This is because in such cases the risk of an ovarian cancer is at its highest and regular monitoring of the cyst is necessary.

Treatment of cysts
Ovarian cysts can be treated in their earlier stages. Here are some of the most popular treatments.

  1. Laparoscopy is one of the most popular treatments. It is a surgery carried out under general anaesthesia. The tummy is cut to a radius of a key hole and a laparoscope is inserted. This helps the doctor to see the internal organs, which is then used to remove the cyst. This method is less painful and has a quick recovery time.
  2. Laparotomy is the other method used for removing a cyst. In case the cyst is large, then one single large hole is made in the body to access the cyst. At times, the cyst and the ovaries are removed and sent for further laboratory inspection. This inspection is done to detect whether the samples are cancerous or not. This procedure is more complex than the previous one and might need the patient to stay in the hospital for a few days.
  3. In case you have a cancerous cyst, then your reproductive part itself would have to be removed rendering you barren for your life.

Ovarian cyst is very much treatable and is best to be detected at an earlier stage for better and faster treatment. Thus, it is best to go for regular check-ups and report in case of any disturbing symptoms. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know The Benefits Of Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening(PGS)!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Udaipur
Know The Benefits Of Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening(PGS)!

PGS or Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is a test conducted to decipher the chromosome count of the embryo. Today, if you are planning to get pregnant or using alternative technologies for pregnancy; there are several tests that need to be conducted so that the child is born healthy and stable. One such test is the PGS, it determines whether or not the count of chromosomes is normal, which is forty six, is present in the embryo. If there are abnormal numbers of chromosomes present in the embryo then it might lead to additional problems in the future. In such cases, special treatments and procedures are conducted.

There are several advantages of PGS. Some of them are highlighted in details below.

  1. Healthy pregnancy: Interestingly, a man can produce sperms throughout his lifetime. But a woman is born with the eggs already created. The chances of producing a healthy baby with those eggs decrease as the age of the woman increases. It is seen that those women who think of delivering a child in their older ages are often found with chromosome deficiencies in the embryo. Thus, to avoid such a situation, it is best to perform PGS.
  2. Reduces the chance of miscarriage: Pregnancies which occur without having performed any prior tests like the PGS have high chances of resulting into a miscarriage at the slightest of carelessness. But research has found that those pregnancies which take place after considering the chromosomal health of the embryo have reduced the risk of being abnormally terminated.
  3. Time reduction between two IVF Circles: For those who do not know IVF stands for In-Vitro Fertilisation. It is a process which aids a woman in becoming pregnant. It is often opted by those who are having issues in naturally conceiving a child. PGS here plays an important role. If the test detects abnormal embryo, then the next IVF circle can be started right away without wasting any time. But if the PGS detects a normal embryo then the IVF circle is deemed to be successful and the woman can continue with the pregnancy.

Thus, these are some of the main advantages of Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening. This helps to determine whether the embryo is of the desired choice or not and whether the baby born out of it would be healthy and normal. It is one of the tests which need to be conducted preceding implantation to provide better results after the implantation process is carried out. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) - Treatment Option For Infertile Couples!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Pune
IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) - Treatment Option For Infertile Couples!

What all women should know about IUI

Intrauterine insemination or IUI is a form of artificial insemination that involves the sperm being placed inside the uterus of a woman for bringing about fertilization. The aim of this procedure is to enhance the number of sperms that successfully reach the fallopian tubes and fertilize an egg, thereby increasing your chances of getting pregnant. Depending on the cause of your infertility, the procedure can be synchronized with fertility drugs or your ovulation cycle.

When should you go for IUI?

While reduced sperm mobility or a low sperm count may be the reason this procedure is opted for, there are certain conditions that may cause you and your partner to opt for IUI:

  • If the cause of your infertility doesn't have any medical explanation
  • Problems with ejaculation affecting the release of semen
  • Problems associated with cervical mucus can hinder the journey of the sperm from the vagina to the fallopian tubes
  • Scarring of the cervix due to past surgical procedures, rendering the sperm unable to enter the uterus

At the same time, the procedure is not recommended for women who suffer from:

  • A disease of the fallopian tubes
  • Past episodes of pelvic infections
  • Mild to severe endometriosis (a condition wherein the womb's lining grows outside it)

What happens after IUI?

The procedure takes up only a few minutes of your time and causes very little discomfort. Following the procedure, you'll be told to lie on your back for a short period of time, after which you can get back to your normal routine the same day. You can expect instances of light spotting, which will go away after two days.

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