Frequently asked questions about Infertility

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I see if I am infertile?

A woman should consult a gynecologist and a man should consult an urologist or a general surgeon.

2. When is the woman most fertile?

The first day of the period is ‘Day 1’. Around ‘Day 14’ the ovary produces an egg. That egg is viable for about 24 hours; this is the most fertile time. However, not all women ovulate on "Day 14". Some women ovulate a little earlier and some later. Some do not ovulate at all. Remember, menstruation period can come even without ovulation. The ability to ovulate can vary from month to month.

3. What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

Originally developed to help women with irreparable damage to their fallopian tubes, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is now used for many other disorders including endometriosis and low or poor sperm quality. The technique involves removing several eggs from the ovary, fertilizing them in the laboratory with sperm from the male partner, and transferring the resulting embryos to the womb for implantation and pregnancy.
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