InfertilityICSI,IVF – ET and More
There are strict definitions of infertility used by many doctors. However, there are also similar terms, e.g. subfertility for a more benign condition and fecundity for the natural improbability to conceive. Infertility in a couple can be due to either the woman or the man, not necessarily both.Read More >
Laparoscopy SurgeryLaparoscopy and Endoscopy Surgery
MRS Hospital is one of the renowned names in offering the finest Laparoscopy Surgeries in Pollachi. The Laparoscopy Surgery, we offer, is known by many names such as keyhole surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) surgery or band-aid surgery.Read More >
Obstetrics and GynecologyPainless and Scarless Delivery
M R S Hospital is supported by highly experienced obstetricians and gynecologist. With the help of these professionals we are able to conduct painless delivery and Scarless Caesarian Section. Apart from this, we also offer highly effective Laparoscopic Surgeries at affordable rates.Read More >
Pediatrics and GeneralAdvanced Tools & Equipments
M R S Hospital have established well equipped NICU department in our hospital to provide intensive care to the new born babies. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is equipped with latest medical equipment and tools that provide highly effective care to our new born babies.Read More >
Fertility treatment for men
- Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation - medication and/or behavioral approaches can help men with general sexual problems, resulting in possibly improved fertility.
- Varicocele - if there is a varicose vein in the scrotum, it can be surgically removed.
- Blockage of the ejaculatory duct - sperm can be extracted directly from the testicles and injected into an egg in the laboratory.
- Retrograde ejaculation - sperm can be taken directly from the bladder and injected into an egg in the laboratory.
- Surgery for epididymal blockage - if the epididymis is blocked it can be surgically repaired. The epididymis is a coil-like structure in the testicles which helps store and transport sperm. If the epididymis is blocked sperm may not be ejaculated properly.
Fertility treatment for women
- Ovulation disorders - if the woman has an ovulation disorder she will probably be prescribed fertility drugs which regulate or induce ovulation. These include:
- Clomifene (Clomid, Serophene) - this medication helps encourage ovulation in females who do not ovulate regularly, or who do not ovulate at all, because of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or some other disorder. It makes the pituitary gland release more FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone).
- Metformin (Glucophage) - women who have not responded to Clomifene may have to take this medication. It is especially effective for women with PCOS, especially when linked to insulin resistance.
- Human menopausal gonadotropin, or hMG, (Repronex) - this medication contains both FSH and LH. It is an injection and is used for patients who don't ovulate on their own because of a fault in their pituitary gland.
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (Gonal-F, Bravelle) - this is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that controls estrogen production by the ovaries. It stimulates the ovaries to mature egg follicles.
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (Ovidrel, Pregnyl) - this medication is used together with clomiphene, hMG and FSH. It stimulates the follicle to ovulate.
- Gn-RH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) analogs - for women who ovulate prematurely, before the lead follicle is mature enough during hmG treatment. This medication delivers a constant supply of Gn-RH to the pituitary gland, which alters the production of hormone, allowing the doctor to induce follicle growth with FSH.
- Bromocriptine (Parlodel) - this drug inhibits prolactin production. Prolactin stimulates milk production in breast feeding mothers. If non-pregnant, non-breast feeding women have high levels of prolactin they may have irregular ovulation cycles and have fertility problems.
IUI (intrauterine insemination) - a fine catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to place a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The sperm is washed in a fluid and the best specimens are selected. This procedure must be done when ovulation occurs. The woman may be given a low dose of ovary stimulating hormones.
IUI is more commonly done when the man has a low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, or when infertility does not have an identifiable cause. The procedure is also helpful for males suffering from severe erectile dysfunction.
- IVF (in vitro fertilization) - sperm are placed with unfertilized eggs in a Petri dish; the aim is fertilization of the eggs. The embryo is then placed in the uterus to begin a pregnancy. Someitmes the embryo is frozen for future use (cryopreserved). Louise Joy Brown, born in England in 1978, was the world's first IVF baby. Before IVF is done the female takes fertility drugs to encourage the ovaries to produce more eggs than normal.
- ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) - a single sperm is injected into an egg to achieve fertilization during an IVF procedure. The likelihood of fertilization improves significantly for men with low sperm concentrations.
- Donation of sperm or egg - if there is either no sperm or egg in one of the partners it is possible to receive sperm or eggs from a donor. Fertility treatment with donor eggs is usually done using IVF. In the UK and a growing number of countries the egg donor can no longer remain anonymous - the offspring can legally trace his/her biological parent when reaching the age of 18.
- Assisted hatching - this improves the chances of the embryo's implantation; attaching to the wall of the uterus. The embryologist opens a small hole in the outer membrane of the embryo, known as the zona pellucid. The opening improves the ability of the embryo to leave its shell and implant into the uterine lining. Patients who benefit from assistant hatching include women with previous IVF failure, poor embryo growth rate, and older women. In some women, particularly older women, the membrane is hardened, making it difficult for the embryo to hatch and implant.
- Electric or vibratory stimulation to achieve ejaculation - ejaculation is acheived with electric or vibratory stimulation. This procedure is useful for men who cannot ejaculate normally, such as those with a spinal cord injury.
- Surgical sperm aspiration - the sperm is removed from part of the male reproductive tract, such as the vas deference, testicle or epididymis.