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Infertility Treatments Available in Pennsylvania and Maryland

 

The Fertility Center provides the following treatments in our Pennsylvania and Maryland centers.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) – Intrauterine insemination is a process placing sperm directly in the uterus when ovulation occurs to increase the chance of pregnancy. It is most commonly used in couples who are being treated for ovulatory dysfunction, unexplained infertility or a mild male factor problem.


With IUI, a very small flexible catheter is passed through the endocervical canal into the uterus. A concentration of motile, capacitated sperm is deposited directly into the uterus. The sperm then travel to the fallopian tubes where fertilization normally occurs.


Hormonal treatments
Various endocrine disorders can lead to infertility, such as hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia,  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and luteal phase defects (low progesterone levels. We specialize in the accurate diagnosis of these, and other, endocrine disorders, and then utilize the appropriate hormonal treatment.


Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Intrcytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is used to enhance fertilization of eggs during the IVF process. ICSI allows for a single sperm to be placed directly into the center of the egg using a microscope and other equipment to hold the egg. This technique may be helpful for couples who have a low number of sperm, low sperm motility or low morphology.


Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA)
Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) and extraction (TESE) are techniques whereby sperm is retrieved directly from the testicle in men who have no sperm in their semen (azoospermia). We work with a urologist who specializes in male fertility. Once sperm is recovered, we can use ICSI technology (see above) to fertilize an egg.


Sperm freezing
Sperm freezing is a process where the sperm are separated from the rest of the semen and then frozen for storage purposes. After thawing, the sperm can be used for intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization. The most common reasons for freezing and storing sperm are convenience for men who travel, reducing stress in men who experience “performance anxiety’ in producing semen specimens at the time of ovulation, and in cancer patients prior to starting chemotherapy.


Donor sperm
Donor sperm is sperm obtained from an anonymous donor unrelated to the patient or couple and used for intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization for the purpose of becoming pregnant. The donors are screened for infectious diseases according to the requirements of the FDA.

 

 


Ovulation Induction
Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)
A woman experiencing infertility may be offered medications to help her to ovulate. These medications can be used to initiate ovulation or to enhance ovulation. The most common medication that is used initially is Clomiphene Citrate, commonly called Clomid.


Clomid is taken orally days 3 - 7 of a woman's cycle. When using clomid, an increased pregnancy rate can be achieved if it is coupled with intrauterine insemination at time of ovulation.

Gonadotropins – Gonadotropins are another class of medication used for ovulation induction. These are injectable medications that a woman takes at home. These injections will ideally cause the woman to produce more than one egg per cycle. When using these medications, intrauterine insemination or in vitro insemination is recommended. The most common risk with this group of medications is multiple births. The cycles are closely monitored with ultrasounds and hormone levels to try to decrease this risk.


Intrauterine insemination (IUI) – Intrauterine insemination is a process placing sperm directly in the uterus when ovulation occurs to increase the chance of pregnancy. It is most commonly used in couples who are being treated for ovulatory dysfunction, unexplained infertility or a mild male factor problem.


With IUI, a very small flexible catheter is passed through the endocervical canal into the uterus. A concentration of motile, capacitated sperm is deposited directly into the uterus. The sperm then travel to the fallopian tubes where fertilization normally occurs.


In vitro fertilization (IVF) – In vitro fertilization involves ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization and embryo growth and embryo transfer to the uterus. Injections are given to stimulate multiple follicle production and the ovulation induction process is monitored over approximately a 2-week period. The egg retrieval is performed while the patient is under conscious sedation in our office. Fertilization occurs by conventional insemination in a culture dish or by a technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The embryo transfer is done on day 2-5 after the egg retrieval. The embryos are placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity and a pregnancy test is done approximately 14 days after the egg retrieval.

 

As shown above, there are many treatments available to those struggling with infertility. Every case is different and every case has a different solution. The dedicated and talented staff at our Pennsylvania or Maryland fertility centers is here to help you through every step of the way.

 

 

 

 

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