Endometriosis is a tricky problem. Around 30-40% of infertile women are diagnosed with endometriosis. There are various unresolved questions surrounding the impact of endometriosis on fertility. This is why patients having endometriosis are confused when choosing the right treatment. A local gynecologist is usually going to advise Lupron to suppress menstruation and will relief her from pain. While a laparoscopic surgeon will suggest a surgery to remove the cysts caused to endometriosis. However, is an endometriosis visits an IVF specialist, IVF treatment will be suggested to achieve pregnancy. Every doctor will highlight the advantages of their suggested treatment but the patients should consider three key variables before making a decision. The three variables are 1) the presence of cysts 2) pelvic pains and 3) fertility. Some patients may be experiencing all the three symptoms and require separate analysis.
Note that cysts only more than 30 mm need a treatment plan and others can be left alone. Unfortunately, this surgery is not apt as the patients may fear complications like cyst ruptures. So you can try non-surgical options like vaginal ultrasound guided cyst aspiration. Other issues with few patients having endometriosis are pelvic pains and infertility.
How to know if you are having Endometriosis?
You may have endometriosis if you are face the following symptoms:
- Painful menstruation
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Excessive bleeding
- Pain during urination
How to treat Endometriosis for conceiving a pregnancy?
Fertility medications used to suppress ovulation is not the right treatment method for endometriosis. It should not be offered to women having endometriosis. However, this can be considered prior to an IVF treatment cycle. Using gnrh analogues can be of help when taken 2-3 months before starting the IVF treatment.
Dr. Rita Bakshi, senior IVF Doctor in India, offers world-class fertility treatment and services and has helped couples have a healthy baby through assisted reproductive technology like IVF, ICSI, IUI, Surrogacy, Egg donation and much more.
I would recommend undergoing an IVF treatment earliest possible to treat endometriosis and conceive successfully. My team at IFC is a dedicated and sincere team involving embryologists, IVF experts and staff members who aspire to make your parenthood dream come true.
A surgical treatment is the most preferred method for severe endometriosis. Surgical treatment of endometriosis is the most effective method of treatment with an infertile woman with severe or mild endometriosis.
How Endometriosis impacts my fertility?
Endometriosis is usually counted as a factor of Infertility in around 30% infertile women.
Endometriosis leads to infertility in various ways. If endometriosis causes damage to the fallopian tubes or ovaries then it subsequently reduces the woman’s ability to conceive. However, if there is no damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries, then the endometriosis impacts the movement of sperm, egg, egg fertilization, embryo growth and implantation.
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