How do infertility treatments work and how effective are they?


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     Neha Sharma 

    Hi All,

    I have been through 3 IUI cycles with no success. Now my doctor has suggested me for IVF. The cost for the IVF treatment that she gave is huge per cycle. Which means We will have to use our entire savings if we keep in mind that we will have to go for 3 cycles to be successful. Can anyone guide if the cost for IVF varies in different states of India or is it more or less the same? Also, which are the good IVF centers in India?

    Thank You


    Dear Neha,

    I can understand your situation as I have also gone through the infertility issues for a long time. The cost for IVF do differ state by state. For example in Delhi it is relative costlier then in Gujarat. However, it might also depend on the Infertility centers as some center in the same state may cost more then the other ones. Also, the success of IVF I feel depend more on the doctor who is handling your case rather than the hospital you go with.


     saumya dwivedi 

    Hi Neha,

    Do not get worried, I understand the cost involve in IVF procedure is huge but if you are visiting the correct doc you will get good result & may be you get it in first cycle itself,

    Yes cost do vary from one center to other, I can suggest a doc to you- Dr. Sonia Malik- Southend IVF center.She is one of the best.


     Jyoti Sharma 

    I have had unsuccessful first cycle IVF results. do i need to consider a second cycle? Can any one tell what to do in order to have success with the second IVF attempt?

     Pooja Pandruvada 

    Women normally don’t get success in the first IVF cycle. Try for one more cycle as your body starts responding after a few dosage of hormonal medicines. Eat healthy, stay fit and most importantly, be positive to increase your chances. All the best!!

     Sloka Solanki 

    When an IVF cycle fails, many patients want to do “something new” or “something different” in the next cycle. However, do remember that the commonest reason for a failed IVF cycle is the failure of the embryos to implant - and since this is still an area of profound ignorance, there is little we can do to increase the probability of successful implantation occurring the next time. Most doctors would advise you to wait for a month before starting a new cycle. While it is medically possible to do the next cycle immediately. Your doctor may need to modify your treatment, depending upon an assessment of your previous cycle. Hope this will somehow help you.

     Ritika Jain 

    While 70% of the couples visiting the centre have a fair idea of IVF treatment, its procedure, the side effects and the finances involved, very few are aware that they have to plan and prepare well ahead of the treatment. Here is what you need to know about ivf process and how you can prepare for the ivf cycle :


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    I am trying to conceive for last one year. In the meantime, I have undergone laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst removal in April,2017. I had cyst in left ovary and a fibroid in uterus. During surgery, the cyst and fibroid were removed and HSG was done. HSG showed that i have bilateral Fallopian tube blockage. there are severe adhesions in pelvic regions. The gynaecologist recommends IVF for pregnancy. One month post surgery, I consulted an IVF specialist. he checked for AMH and endometrium lining on day 23rd of my cycle. AMH is 0.83 and endometrium lining is 6 mm. Both are below the standard normal range. He recommended DHEA tablet and a food supplement for 3 months. I was wondering if anyone of you have similar experience? If AMH and endometrium lining are affected because of the laproscopic surgery? Can you recommend any good fertility specialist in India? What is the approx. cost incurred for IVF? Thanking you in advance.

     Ankit Arora 

    Medicine or hormone treatments are often the first steps in fertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies. If you have irregular or no ovulation, using medicine or hormones to stimulate ovulation will increase your chances of pregnancy. Many times IVF patients face implantation failure just because of their negligence. Most of the time IVF failure is due to couples wanting to save money and getting their treatment done from small ill equipped clinics with a lack of proper facilities and secondary reason is many patients do not take the necessary precautions after the IVF procedure has been performed.

     Hari Srinivasan 

    Dear Neha,
    Sad to hear that IUI cycles have not worked out for you. Actually, IUI success rates are dismal - about 15% world wide - per cycle. So don’t feel bad. More than 80 out of 100 people going in for IUI do not get a positive result.
    IVF certainly is better, has better success rates, if the underlying conditions are reasonable - good AMH, good semen parameters, good endometrium thickness, good general health, no underlying diabetes or hypertension etc.
    Typical cost of IVF (including all injections, tablets, freezing, consultations, scans, investigations, procedures etc.) will come to around 2 lakhs, in most cities in Bangalore. If somebody is quoting way less than that, please be sure that they are cutting costs. I suggest that you look for a good centre, trust them completely and do as they instruct. If they get good embryos, then you can plan for 2 to 3 cycles of embryo transfer. Usually, 85% of women conceive within 3 cycles of IVF, if the general health is good.
    Good luck. Let me know if you need more information. I know this IVF field well and I may be able to help.

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