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Female infertility Treatments

Treatments for Female infertility

The following treatments are listed for Female infertility in our knowledge base:

  • 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, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Female infertility in various sources may include:

  • Acupressure
  • Chinese medicine
  • Dietary change
  • Chinese medicine sexual technique
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Meditation
  • Visualization therapy
  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercise
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Iron supplement
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Lose weight
  • Healthy body mass index
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for prolonged period of time
  • Chasteberry
  • Falso unicorn root
  • Avoid antihistamines
  • Avoid decongestants
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid soy products
  • Tai Chi
  • Moxa stick (moxibustion therapy)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Calculate your ovulation cycle
  • Elevate your hips with a pillow after intercourse
  • Avoid certain vaginal lubrication products
  • Have sex at least every 48 hours around ovulation date (to maintain sperm count)
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication

Drugs and Medications used to treat Female infertility:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Female infertility may 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 medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Female infertility:

Treatments for Causes of Female infertility

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Female infertility:

More causes: not all possible causes for Female infertility are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Female infertility.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Female infertility:

The following list of conditions have 'Female infertility' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Female infertility:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Female infertility' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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