Infertility Causes Treatable with Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization

If a couple suspects that they have an infertility problem, the next step is to determine the cause. Once Dr. Eric Daiter has determined the cause of infertility, he can recommend a course of action, which may include such treatments as in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination. At the New Jersey Center for Fertility, we make sure to look closely at all possible causes of infertility to ensure that the resulting treatments are efficient and cost-considerate.

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If a woman has trouble ovulating regularly, the cause may be attributable to a number of problems, including age-related hormone imbalance, surgery, or even stress. If Dr. Daiter finds no problems with the male partner’s sperm, he may choose to begin therapy with a simple course of fertility drugs. These medications, containing hormones, are designed to accelerate the number of eggs that mature and the rate at which they become ready for fertilization.

Couples who do not respond readily to hormone therapy alone may wish to pursue in vitro fertilization with Dr. Eric Daiter. In vitro fertilization gives nature a helping hand; after being removed from each partner, eggs and sperm are combined in the laboratory to produce fertilized eggs, known as embryos. These embryos are then placed in the woman’s uterus and allowed to gestate normally at IVF New Jersey. In vitro fertilization has been extremely successful for many couples in both New Jersey and around the world. Learn more about IVF and other treatments designed to overcome ovulation problems. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Daiter, contact his Edison, New Jersey fertility center today.

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Male Factor

Research has shown that abnormalities in sperm production are responsible for up to half of all fertility problems. Tight-fitting underwear, exposure to heat, and testicular surgery have all been identified as causes of low sperm count. The two most common treatments for male factor infertility are intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and artificial insemination. New Jersey infertility specialist Eric Daiter will decide which to use based on your previous attempts at conception as well as the results from your diagnostic tests.

Artificial insemination is one of the oldest methods of fertility treatment, though recently developed improvements have made it more successful than ever. The procedure focuses on delivering a concentrated amount of sperm directly into the uterus; this increases the chance of pregnancy. Dr. Daiter will most likely prescribe fertility drugs to the woman to increase the number of fertile eggs available at the time of the artificial insemination procedure.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a specialized form of artificial insemination that benefits our New Jersey patients who have sperm counts that are too low for the traditional technique. As opposed to artificial insemination, both eggs and sperm will be removed and prepared for treatment in the laboratory. Then, an individual sperm will be injected into each egg, fertilizing all of them. Once the eggs have become embryos, two to four of them will be implanted into the woman’s uterus; it is possible for more than one baby to result from this procedure.

Learn more about the different types of male-based infertility problems and their treatments. If you think that you would benefit from artificial insemination, contact the New Jersey fertility practice of Dr. Eric Daiter for a one-on-one consultation.

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Pelvic Factor

Even if a woman is regularly producing healthy eggs and her partner has a high sperm count, fertilization may be hindered by physical abnormalities in the woman’s uterus. These irregularities can include genetic defects, as in a misshapen or absent uterus, or blockage of the fallopian tubes caused by endometriosis or menstrual tissue.

If the ovaries are functioning correctly and producing eggs, but the fallopian tubes are blocked, sperm will never be able to fertilize the egg. In vitro fertilization can help New Jersey women with blocked fallopian tubes to carry a fertilized embryo to term; eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized with sperm, and returned to the uterus as embryos.

Endometriosis is another common pelvic factor that greatly reduces fertility. When uterine tissue grows on the fallopian tubes and outside of the reproductive organs, the resulting lesions and scars can decrease fertility dramatically. The only way to diagnose and treat endometriosis is a surgery called laparoscopy, in which a small camera is inserted through a tiny incision. If Dr. Daiter finds irregular tissue during this procedure, he may remove it with a laser or other surgical tools. This technique is called a hysteroscopy when the camera and tools are introduced into the uterine cavity via the cervix.

Learn more about the pelvic factors that influence fertility and conception.

Every couple with fertility concerns will be diagnosed with a slightly different cause; therefore, your treatment plan, timeline, and outcome will most certainly be different from other couples in seemingly similar situations. To learn more about how in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and other fertility treatments may benefit you, contact the New Jersey Center for Fertility today. Dr. Daiter will be happy to meet with you and find out the best way to help you and your partner to become parents.

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Dr Eric Daiter has 20 years of experience as an infertility expert and he has seen which treatments work best for different situations. If you have a fertility problem, Dr Eric Daiter would be happy to help you (either as a second opinion or a new patient + in the office or on the telephone). It is easy, just call us at 908 226 0250 to set up an appointment (leave a message with your name and number if we are unable to get to the phone and someone will call you back).


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