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Treatments for Female infertility

Treatment List for Female infertility

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Female infertility includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Clomid - fertility drug
  • Hormone stimulators
    • Pergonal
    • Metrodin
    • Humegon
    • Fertinex
  • Parlodel (bromocriptine mesylate) - for high prolactin levels.
  • Hormone pump - releases gonadotropins
  • Surgery
  • Assisted conception
  • Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
    • In vitro fertilization (IVF) - the "test tube baby" technology.
    • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) - placement of an egg with sperm in fallopian tubes; used when female's tubes are normal.
    • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) - a combination of IVF and GIFT; transfer of a single cell zygote.
    • Pronuclear stage transfer (PROST) - early stage transfer of the sperm and ovum before a fully formed gamete has occurred.
    • Tubal embryo stage transfer (TEST) - similar to ZIFT but transferring a multi-cell embryo (2-call, 4-cell, 8-cell).
    • Micro-injection fallopian transfer (MIF) - microscopic injection of a sperm into an ovum and transfer to fallopian tubes. Useful for low sperm counts.
    • Donor egg IVF - use of a donor female ovum with IVF (or any type of ART)
    • Frozen embryos
  • Ovulation stimulating medications - see also treatment of anovulation
  • Treatment of any underlying cause
  • See also treatment of infertility
  • See also treatment of male infertility
  • See also treatment of female infertility

Alternative Treatments for Female infertility

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Female infertility may include:

Female infertility: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Female infertility may include:

Hidden causes of Female infertility may be incorrectly diagnosed:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Female infertility:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Female infertility include:

  • Chorionic Gonadotropin (human)
  • Novarel
  • Pregnyl
  • Humegon
  • Profasi HP
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin (recombinant)
  • Ovidrel
  • Follitropin beta
  • Follistim
  • Follitropin Alfa
  • Gonal-F
  • Lutropin Alfa
  • Luveris
  • Menotropins
  • Repronex
  • Pergonal

Latest treatments for Female infertility:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Female infertility:

Hospital statistics for Female infertility:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Female infertility:

  • 0.13% (16,268) of hospital consultant episodes were for female infertility in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for female infertility required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for female infertility were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for female infertility required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for female infertility in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Infertility: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Depending on what the tests turn up, different treatments are recommended. Eighty to 90 percent of infertility cases are treated with drugs or surgery.

Therapy with the fertility drug Clomid or with a more potent hormone stimulator--Pergonal, Metrodin, Humegon, or Fertinex--is often recommended for women with ovulation problems. The benefits of each drug and the side effects, which can be minor or serious but rare, should be discussed with the doctor. Multiple births occur in 10 to 20 percent of births resulting from fertility drug use.

Other drugs, used under very limited circumstances, include Parlodel (bromocriptine mesylate), for women with elevated levels of a hormone called prolactin, and a hormone pump that releases gonadotropins necessary for ovulation.

If drugs aren't the answer, surgery may be. Because major surgery is involved, operations to repair damage to the woman's ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus are recommended only if there is a good chance of restoring fertility. (Source: excerpt from Infertility: NWHIC)

Infertility: NWHIC (Excerpt)

New, more complex assisted reproductive technologies, or ART, procedures, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), have been available since the birth 18 years ago of Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby." IVF makes it possible to combine sperm and eggs in a laboratory for a baby that is genetically related to one or both partners. IVF is often used when a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked. First, medication is given to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Once mature, the eggs are suctioned from the ovaries (1) and placed in a laboratory culture dish with the man's sperm for fertilization (2). The dish is then placed in an incubator (3). About two days later, three to five embryos are transferred to the woman's uterus (4). If the woman does not become pregnant, she may try again in the next cycle. (Source: excerpt from Infertility: NWHIC)

Infertility: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Gamete intrafallopian transfer, or GIFT: Similar to IVF, but used when the woman has at least one normal fallopian tube. Three to five eggs are placed in the fallopian tube, along with the man's sperm, for fertilization inside the woman's body.

Zygote intrafallopian transfer, or ZIFT (also called tubal embryo transfer): A hybrid of IVF and GIFT. The eggs retrieved from the woman's ovaries are fertilized in the lab and replaced in the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus.

Donor egg IVF: For women who, for example, have impaired ovaries or carry a genetic disease that can be transferred to the offspring. Eggs are donated by another healthy woman and fertilized in the lab with the male partner's sperm before being transferred to the female partner's uterus.

Frozen embryos: Excess embryos are frozen, to be thawed in the future if the woman doesn't get pregnant on the first cycle or wants another baby in the future. (Source: excerpt from Infertility: NWHIC)

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