IVF and endometriosis have a very deep relation with each other. IVF or in Vitro Fertilization is the procedure that is done to treat infertility in a woman. Endometriosis on the other hand is the condition that actually causes infertility in the first place.
Once a woman has been diagnosed as having endometriosis she may deal with lots of anxiety and fears every month, wondering if her condition has worsen. She knows that infertility is a very likely consequence of endometriosis and this adds to the stress she’s already experiencing.
Endometriosis affects over 5,000,000 in the United State alone and more around the world. It is a condition that usually concerns women of the younger age group. The disease is actually the formation of a wall of tissue on the outside of the uterus.
This tissue mass breaks down and can cause excessive bleeding. The bleeding may actually be an exacerbated menstrual cycle or it can also be a false menstrual cycle where only the tissue breakdown causes the bleeding.
This kind of repeated abnormal bleeds usually bring pain and may also lead to the inability to function normally throughout the day. Furthermore the endometriosis can lead to scar tissue formation in the internal organs and cause infertility.
In Vitro Fertilization
IVF is a boon to all those who suffer from infertility brought on by endometriosis. It is a method that includes the injection of sperm inside the body of the infertile woman. This gives better odds of a positive outcome because of the decreased distance that the sperm has to travel in order to fertilize the egg.
Once the ovulation cycle in the woman is identified, the ovaries are stimulated through prescribes medications in order to produce many eggs so that the chances of pregnancy are higher.
A number of eggs are retrieved and then incubated ready for fertilization. The fertilized eggs are then left so that they develop over a few days before being implanted in the woman’s uterus.
Apart from being a unexplained infertility
IVF has been a series of success stories in the last decade especially for women suffering from endometriosis and there are also holistic alternative treatments available that when combined with IVF can greatly boost your chances of getting pregnant.
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Originally posted 2011-02-09 23:00:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter