What Types of Treatment Options Are Available When Fertility Treatment?

There are many types of treatment options available when it comes to fertility. Some of them include Diagnostic testing, IUI, and Laparoscopic ovarian drilling. Let’s take a closer look at each. Which fertility treatments are best for you? Which tests will increase your chances of conception? And which options are the most expensive? We’ve listed them below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Diagnostic testing

While there are a variety of tests used during infertility diagnosis and treatment, genetic testing can help determine the exact cause of infertility and allow for appropriate genetic counselling. Among the many reasons for infertility, genetic testing can help detect disorders such as Turner syndrome, structural chromosome aberrations, Yq11 deletion, and de-novo mutations of the testes and embryos. In some cases, genetic testing is not necessary for infertility treatment, but it is a good idea to get one if you suspect your condition.

IVF

When to use IVF for fertility treatment depends on several factors. The oocytes can be impacted by age and POI, and older women often use donor oocytes to conceive. These oocytes are removed from a younger woman and frozen for future use. After the donor oocytes have matured, they are placed in a fresh IVF cycle to increase the chances of conception.

IUI

In the first stage of IVF or IUI, a woman will undergo fertility testing to determine her personal fertility needs. Testing may include hormone testing and genetic testing to determine if the woman is a carrier of a hereditary disease. The sperm of the partner and donor will also be examined. Another test may be a hysterosalpingogram, which measures the sperm’s accessibility to the fallopian tubes.

Laparoscopic ovarian drilling

The purpose of laparoscopic ovarian drilling as part of a fertility treatment program is to increase the number of eggs available for implantation. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) commonly experience anovulation, which may require drug-induced ovulation. Surgical laparoscopy combined with ovarian drilling may also reduce the need for drug-induced ovulation.

Endometriosis

If you’re considering fertility treatments, you should consider the possibility of endometriosis as a possible cause. Although endometriosis can increase the risk of infertility, it’s not a fatal disease. In fact, a significant number of women with this condition have conceived successfully without fertility treatments. In addition, many women with endometriosis who are experiencing infertility are able to conceive without fertility treatments.

Support groups

Support groups when undergoing fertility treatment are an excellent way to meet other people who are going through the same ordeal. Support groups bring together individuals who have different treatment plans or backgrounds, so members can share their own experiences. They also provide a safe space where people can talk about their emotions and experiences, including any fears about the outcome of fertility treatment. Some groups host speakers who discuss different aspects of infertility. Become educated and gain a sense of empowerment.

Cost

The typical egg preservation cycle can cost up to $10,000, and the medications required to stimulate the ovaries can run from $30 to over $6,000 per medication. Insurance companies are not required to cover fertility treatment, but there are many options for people who don’t have health insurance. Fertility treatment centers may be doing research and have reduced costs for participants, or they may even offer financing options. The price of fertility treatment may surprise you, but the cost is worth it if you’re willing to take the time and effort to go through the entire process.