IVF and Risk!
IVF is the original ‘test-tube’ baby technique. It was developed more than 30 years ago for the treatment of infertility. When couples feel difficulty in conceiving due to some problems; IVF gives them a hope. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the joining of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish. In vitro means outside the body. Fertilization means the sperm has attached to and entered the egg.
IVF is special medical techniques are used to help a woman become pregnant. In IVF treatment eggs are collected. These eggs are then fertilized with the sperm of the men in a test tube to create several embryos. After some days these embryos are transferred through thevagina to the uterus.in this process, you may feel little discomfort because a doctor or nurse will insert a speculum into your vagina.
IVF was originally devised to overcome infertility caused by blocked or absent fallopian tubes. Today, IVF is used to treat much more reproductive problems, including irregular ovulation, low sperm count or motility, and unexplained infertility.
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IVF is also used for cases of male infertility that cannot be overcome with IUI treatment or other treatments. Men with low sperm count are more likely to achieve treatment success with IVF. IVF treatment required for women if fallopian tubes are blocked, Infection in the uterus or unexplained infertility.
Multiple Births: Having multiple births is the single greatest health risk in IVF. Before taking treatment you should discuss this risk with your doctor and decide how many embryos to transfer in your treatment.
Infection: when the eggs are removed and insert through the vagina into the uterus. There is a risk of infection into the body.
Drug Reaction: some medicines involve hot flushes due to this you may feel down, irritable, headaches, abdominal pain and mood swings. These drugs sometimes react in the ovaries and uterus.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): In OHSS, the ovaries enlarge and become painful, causing abdominal discomfort. In some cases, it can lead to shortness of breath, fluid retention in the abdominal cavity and formation of blood clots.
Breast Tenderness: Breast problems are more common in infertile women. Monthly breast self-examination is recommended for all women. There is no screening method for breast cancer.
Nausea and vomiting: Anesthesia is particularly safe and is always performed by a specialist Anesthetist. It is not uncommon to have a sore throat following a procedure and post-operative nausea and vomiting occur in some patients.
Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer can be screened by cervical cytology. The etiology of cervical cancer is related to sexual activity. An increased number of sexual partners and a papilloma or wart virus infection also increase the general risk of development of cervical.