Common Treatments for Female Infertility
Many women experience problems with female infertility. Dealing with fertility issues can be both emotionally and physically trying. Fortunately, there are many fertility treatments that can help you conceive. The following are just some of the common methods used for treating female infertility.
It is very common for doctors to start out treating female infertility with fertility drugs. The most common fertility drugs used in fertility treatments are designed to trick the ovaries so they produce eggs. This means they will often stimulate the release of multiple eggs. This makes it much easier for conception to occur. Some of the common drugs used in fertility treatments would include Clomid, Serophene, Pergonal, and Metrodin.
Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is another one of the common treatments for female infertility. During this procedure specially prepared sperm is placed in the uterus via a thin plastic catheter. The plastic catheter is inserted through the cervix causing minimal procedural discomfort. The IUI treatment is typically used in conjunction with a drug that stimulates ovulation, and a drug to stimulate the release of an egg.
In Vitro Fertilization
In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a common method of fertility treatment in which a lab conceived embryo is implanted in a woman’s uterus. Sperm is taken from a man, and an egg from a woman. They are joined in a petri dish, then they are inserted in the uterus via a catheter through the cervix.
These are just some of the many methods that fertility doctors use to treat female infertility. These methods can be used alone or in conjunction with one another. Often a doctor will begin to treat a fertility problem and discover another method of treatment would be more suitable. Unfortunately, treating fertility can be an exercise in trail and error, but fortunately there are treatments available.