7 Infertility Disorders That Can Be Treated Via IVF Or ICSI Only
Couples suffering from infertility are recommended in-vitro fertilization IVF/ICSI only if other assisted reproductive technology (ART) options wouldn’t be applicable or would have a low success rate. Though it is the most commonly used ART treatment around Dubai, IVF specialists now also suggest newly developed low-tech and affordable ART treatments wherever possible. While these low-tech treatments, such as the IUI treatment, are less time-consuming and affordable, they cannot be utilized for certain cases of infertility.
Dr. Partha Das, one of the best IVF doctors in Dubai, suggests that certain infertility disorders can be better tackled with IVF only. Following are some of these disorders that we see at our IVF clinic in Dubai more commonly than others.
Complete Fallopian Tube Blockages:
The female partner has two fallopian tubes that allow the ovulated egg from the ovaries to travel to the uterus for implantation. But if both the tubes are blocked due to different reasons, this implantation isn’t possible even if the sperms are injected into the uterus. Hence, the only possible way here is to retrieve the eggs and the sperms and perform IVF/ICSI in the laboratory and later transfer the embryo back to the uterus hoping for implantation.
If any of the partners have a history of genetic disorders, natural pregnancy increases the risk of passing it down to their child. Couples can reduce this risk significantly with the PGD test performed during IVF/ICSI procedure. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostics (PGD) test helps examine an embryo for specific genetic or chromosomal problems. This way, only healthy embryos can be selected for conception, ensuring a healthy future for the offspring.
It is a male infertility problem where no sperms are seen in the semen sample. Here, the testicular sperm extraction followed by ICSI procedure is the only option for the couple. Testicular sperm extraction is a process of extracting sperm cells from the testes, and manually injecting a healthy sperm into an egg by a process called ICSI and the embryo is later transferred back to the uterus.
Vaginismus / Erectile dysfunction :
Couples suffering from vaginismus and who are not able to have intercourse can opt for the IVF/ICSI approach to complete their family. Likewise men with erectile dysfunction either psychologically or due to any medical conditions can have a successful outcome by IVF/ICSI technique. Individuals with these specific problems are initially educated and counseled by a psychologist and given enough time for conservative approaches and treatment before starting the IVF procedure.
Egg, Sperms and Embryo freezing:
A couple may choose to cryopreserve sperm, eggs, or embryos due to a medical emergency or to plan pregnancy at a later age (social reasons). Since the risks of infertility are higher in both these cases, IVF-based pregnancy through cryopreserved gametes is the safest and most effective option for such couples who want to postpone their pregnancy to a later date. In this way, the concern of age-related decline in ovarian reserve is taken care of.
PCOS is a hormonal disorder seen in women resulting in anovulation which means the eggs are not released from the ovarian follicle, which should ideally release in mid-cycle. If eggs are not released on time it results in infertility. Various conservative measures, lifestyle changes and treatment can be offered. But in specific long-standing cases of infertility due to PCOS, not responding to conservative measures, IVF-ICSI treatment can be proposed to shorten their time to pregnancy.
Diminished Ovarian Reserve :
Diminished ovarian reserve is when the number of eggs left in the ovary is markedly reduced. This is usually not detected until a scan is done to check for the AFC, antral follicle count, and AMH which is a sensitive marker for a blood test. If the AFC count is less and low AMH report confirms a state of diminished ovarian reserve. It is both the quality as well as the number of eggs that are compromised in these patients. A good ovarian stimulation can grow these follicles followed by IVF/ICSI and subsequent transfer of embryo if available. Women with a diminished ovarian reserve can also opt for multiple IVF cycles for the purpose of embryo banking for future use.
When it comes to finding the right IVF clinic, Dubai is home to some of the most advanced infertility centers today. But what differentiates Dr. Partha Das and his team is the extra effort they put in understanding the couple’s expectations, capabilities, and beliefs, to offer an honest opinion on their treatment options. Hence, reach out to Dr. Partha Das to learn more about your infertility treatment options.
Dr Partha Das
Dr Partha Das is a highly skilled fertility/IVF Physician specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr Partha consults and manages patients presenting with complex gynecological, male and female infertility issues and management of recurrent miscarriage and IVF failures.