Top 10 questions to ask your Fertility Specialist

Infertility is the condition where in a couple are unable to have a baby despite trying for an extended period of time. There are many causes of infertility, like hormonal imbalance, physical trauma or disorders, medical conditions. Fertility affects as many men as women. Infertility was earlier a source of embarrassment and social stigma. Medical research and awareness has now made infertility treatments as common a practice as treating other physiological ailments. Juhi Fertility Clinics are one of the best fertility hospitals in Hyderabad.

People are very unaware about what to ask and what to disclose to the fertility specialist. As with any other ailment, it is always best to reveal all medical and social conditions when discussing with the fertility expert.

Here are some FAQs by best fertility specialists.

  1. Can men also be infertile?
    Yes. It is not only the woman’s onus of producing babies as is commonly believed. It takes a couple to make babies and there is an equal chance that even the male counterpart of the couple has fertility problems. Men’s infertility causes can be hormonal imbalance, excessive smoking/drinking, diabetes, genetic or physiological defects. In most cases, infertility treatments for men are effective and provide a happy family.
  2. What impact does infertility have on psychological well-being?
    Infertility impacts different people in different ways. The most common effects are frustration, depression, anxiety, a feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness. Such feelings affect the person’s self-confidence, sexual capability like desire and performance further affecting the chances of natural pregnancy. Infertility treatments involve counselling for mental health.
  3. What is ovarian stimulation?
    Before starting infertility treatment, extensive tests are performed to determine the cause and best treatment for infertility. Infertility prevents the production of eggs by the females. Sometimes the ovaries are medically stimulated to produce more eggs to improve the chances of fertilisation and consequently conception. During infertility treatments ovaries are stimulated to produce more eggs for harvesting for IVF procedures.
  4. Is infertility a hormonal imbalance?
    Hormonal imbalance is a major cause of infertility, especially in women. Hyper or hypothyroidism causes Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) which greatly reduce the production and release of ova or eggs. This in turn leads to irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. Deficiency of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) also causes infertility. Diabetes also causes infertility especially in men. The best fertility specialist can successfully treat these problems.
  5. Apart from hormones what are the other causes for fertility?
    STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in both men and women are a major factor for infertility. Lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking and obesity are also great risk factors. In women damage to any of the reproductive organs, tumours/cysts and the medical condition called Endometriosis are causes for infertility. Almost all of these disorders are treatable at the best fertility hospitals.
  6. Is male fertility treatable?
    Today, with the astronomical rate of medical research most ailments are treatable and or curable. Male fertility too is very treatable as long as the male accepts his condition and is willing to take treatment as well as make some lifestyle changes.
  7. At what age can infertility be diagnosed?
    Suspicion of infertility generally arises when a couple is unable to conceive a child after an extended period of time. This could be from any age even as early as the late teens. In girls, irregular menstruation cycles are sure shot red flags for disorders, which could, later on, lead to infertility. This symptom could be hormonal or physiological. But it would be a good option to have a screening done.
  8. Will a child born out of IVF be normal?
    The first ‘Test tube baby’ Louise Joy Brown was born in 1978. She is still alive and normal in every way. IVF children are born the same way as naturally conceived children. The mother goes through the same emotions and procedures. There is as much a chance of any ailments or disorders in IVF babies as in in the naturally conceived ones. In fact the fertility treatment centres take more care during the gestation period of IVF babies. It is a good option to clear all doubts and suspicions before opting for IVF and other procedures.

Juhi Fertility Centre is one of the best fertility hospitals in Hyderabad especially for infertility treatment. The Clinic is world class with a state of the art lab, counselling, consultation and treatment rooms, best fertility specialists, caring compassionate follow up staff. They are equipped to solve almost all types of infertility problems of women and men. For appointments call us on 9393222207

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