What do I need to do after having a failed fertility treatment cycle?

What do I need to do after having a failed fertility treatment cycle?

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Whatever treatment you are planning to get, you can expect that your doctor will discuss your situation with you. You need to ask the following things to the doctor when you visit the best IVF centre in Punjab.

  • What was the issue?

In some cases, you simply need to try again. But, if the treatment is complex then you need to identify your chances which increases your chances to conceive successfully.

  • What are your chances if you try again

In some cases, the odds of conception are just the same as the first time. In some cases, following a few cycles, the odds of success decrease with the next try.

  • Any possible risks of getting the same treatment

Clomid should not be used for more than 6 cycles. Repeat IUIs can make you feel extremely emotional and all your financial reserves will be affected.

  • Addition testing if needed

The testing can include genetic screening, testing for reproductive immunology issues, karyotyping, and advanced uterine evaluation.

When Clomid or Femara Treatment Fails

Clomid is a common fertility drug. Femara is best for women who do not ovulate or women have the issue of PCOS.

Clomid can be successful for women with mild to moderate ovulation issues. With the 3rd cycle, the chances of pregnancy are increased by 71 to 87 percent. By the time it is the 6th cycle, the pregnancy chances are less.

When Injectables or IUI Fail

Gonadotropins are injectable fertility drugs. They can be used alone to stimulate ovulation before timed sexual intercourse or they can be used along with IUI. In most cases, the doctor will combine IUI and gonadotropin therapy. According to the infertility cause, the IUI success rate will be different and with every cycle, it can vary from 7 percent to 20 percent.

When IVF Fails

IVF treatment can fail when the fallopian tubes are blocked or the previous cycle of fertility treatment was not successful. In some cases of the IVF cycle, the embryo transfer stage does not reach the embryo transfer and this is referred to as IVF cancellation. This means the cycle does not result in pregnancy. Success rates are better for younger women and several cycles can be needed depending on the cause of infertility.

Repeating IVF Treatment

Irrespective of the patient’s age, many IVF cycles are unsuccessful. After each cycle, the patient needs to review the unsuccessful cycles to see what adjustments need to be made with the next attempt. IVF treatment can be enhanced or altered with additional assisted reproductive technology. The following adjustments need to be made that includes:

  • Different medications
  • Adding in ICSI (which can aid in fertilization of the eggs)
  • Assisted hatching (which may help with implantation)
  • Genetic screening like PGD/PGS
  • Immunotherapy

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