Infertility Surgery

Infertility in Women

Infertility is the inability of a woman to conceive or carry her pregnancy to term successfully. Women suffer from infertility problems due to various reasons such as endometriosis, fibroids, cervical stenosis, ovarian cysts, and others. Although surgical procedures are available for treating infertility problems in women, most women with infertility opt for assisted reproductive treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Doctors treat the conditions that lead to infertility with minimally invasive laparoscopy and hysteroscopy that are performed in the outpatient setting.

What causes female infertility?
A hormone imbalance
A tumor or cyst
Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia
Alcohol or drug use
Thyroid gland problems
Excess weight
Extremely brief menstrual cycles

female infertility diagnosed by

  • A urine or blood test to check for infections or a hormone problem, including thyroid function
  • Pelvic exam and breast exam
  • A sample of cervical mucus and tissue to determine if ovulation is occurring
  • Laparoscope inserted into the abdomen to view the condition of organs and to look for blockage, adhesions or scar tissue.
  • HSG, which is an x-ray used in conjunction with a colored liquid inserted into the fallopian tubes making it easier for the technician to check for blockage.
  • Hysteroscopy uses a tiny telescope with a fiber light to look for uterine abnormalitie.
  • Ultrasound to look at the uterus and ovaries. May be done vaginally or abdominally.

How is female infertility treated?

  • Taking hormones to address a hormone imbalance, endometriosis, or a short menstrual cycle
  • Taking medications to stimulate ovulation
  • Using supplements to enhance fertility – shop supplements
  • Taking antibiotics to remove an infection
  • Having minor surgery to remove blockage or scar tissues from the fallopian tubes, uterus, or pelvic area.