Ovulation Abnormalities and Treatment with Embryo Transfer at our Edison, New Jersey Fertility Center

Irregularities in ovulation are a common source of infertility for many couples. The abnormality may be moderate and cause irregular menstrual cycles, or it may be more severe, resulting in amenorrhea (lack of menstruation). With the help of fertility drugs and embryo transfer at our Edison, New Jersey fertility center, many women and their partners have been able to overcome ovulation problems to successfully conceive a child.

Causes of Ovulation Irregularity

Age and Menopause

As a woman gets older and closer to menopause, she will have fewer and fewer viable eggs in her ovaries. Researchers speculate that healthier and more fertile eggs mature earlier in life, leading to reduced fertility in women over the age of 30. If you are over 30 and have experienced problems conceiving, Dr. Daiter may recommend that you take fertility drugs designed to mature several eggs at once. Then, depending on the rest of your medical and fertility history, you may wish to pursue further treatment, such as in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.

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Ovarian Surgery

If you have had surgery to remove part or all of an ovary, you will have fewer usable eggs. Embryo transfer from Edison, New Jersey fertility specialist Eric Daiter may help you to successfully conceive, even with as little as one-tenth of one functioning ovary.

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Pelvic Radiation or Chemotherapy

Ovarian follicles that are in the process of growing eggs are especially vulnerable to radiation and drugs used in chemotherapy. After you have received treatment with either of these methods, your fertility may be diminished for months or even years. Many women stop ovulating and menstruating altogether. Once ovulation begins again, the eggs are considered to be perfectly healthy and fertile, with no negative effects.

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When an infection causes inflammation and abscesses to form in the ovaries and fallopian tubes, the resulting damage can be extensive enough to cause amenorrhea, or lack of menstruation. If Dr. Daiter is unable to locate viable ovarian tissue, pregnancy may still be possible with an egg donor and IVF treatment with embryo transfer.

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Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are thought to affect ovulation by increasing the amount of estrogen that circulates in the body. Elevated estrogen levels tend to disrupt the delicate balance of other reproductive hormones in the body, thereby slowing down the rate at which eggs mature and become fertile.

During your consultation with Dr. Daiter, be sure to tell him if you have these or other hormone-related conditions. In most cases, they can be monitored and treated to maximize your chances of conception.

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Preventable Ovulation Factors

Some common causes of ovulation irregularity can be prevented simply by making different lifestyle choices:

If any of the above ovulation inhibitors apply to you, your infertility may be impaired. Contact the New Jersey Center for Fertility today to schedule a diagnostic consultation with Dr. Daiter.

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Treatments for Ovulation Problems

At the New Jersey Center for Fertility, Dr. Daiter can determine the source of your infertility by using a detailed menstrual and medical history. If the cause of your infertility is due to ovulation dysfunction, appropriate treatments may include the prescription of fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization (also known as embryo transfer.)

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Fertility Drugs

There are two basic goals when fertility drugs are given. The first is to induce ovulation in women with a suspended menstrual cycle, and the second is to enhance the quality and quantity of eggs released within a particular cycle. Multiple eggs are useful when attempting a procedure such as IVF.

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In Vitro Fertilization with Embryo Transfer

As the most common advanced fertility treatment available, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is used in more than two-thirds of all infertility cases. IVF is especially helpful to women who have irregular ovulatory cycles because the IVF process is carefully supervised along the way and nearly always results in more than one healthy embryo. Transfer of the embryo is completed at the IVF New Jersey facility, close to Dr. Daiter’s Edison practice.

To begin the IVF procedure, you will be prescribed fertility drugs designed to promote mature egg development in the ovaries. During this time period, Dr. Daiter will closely monitor your hormone levels during regular office visits. When the mature eggs are ready, ultrasound guidance is used to pinpoint the eggs and remove them from the ovaries.

After the eggs are removed, the doctor will put them in a container with your partner’s sperm so they can be fertilized. A few days later, the fertilized eggs will have developed into an embryo.

Dr. Daiter completes the embryo transfer process at IVF New Jersey. Using a catheter inserted through the cervix, he will place two to four embryos into your uterus where they will have an opportunity to embed and continue to grow. Successful embryo transfer will result in at least one baby, although you should be prepared for the possibility of multiple children.

Much of the infertility research done over the last several decades has focused on treating ovulatory dysfunction and has resulted in safe, effective treatments such as fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization with embryo transfer. Edison, New Jersey specialist Dr. Eric Daiter continually seeks out the most advanced of these techniques to ensure the comfort and success of his patients. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Daiter, contact the New Jersey Center for Fertility today.

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