Who is a good candidate for IVF
If you have been experiencing infertility issues, you may be wondering if you are a good IVF candidate. The following information can help you understand more.
Some of the most common indications for in vitro fertilization (IVF) include:
- Tubal issues: The fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, making it difficult to fertilize an egg or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
- Ovarian issues: Ovarian disorders can prevent the release or production of eggs. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of ovulation disorders in women of reproductive age.
- Uterus issues: An abnormal uterus shape or fibroid tumors can make it difficult for an embryo to implant and thus achieve a pregnancy.
- Endometriosis: Severe endometriosis can affect both the fertilization of an egg and implantation of the embryo in the uterus.
- Unexplained infertility
- Male infertility factors: A low sperm count or issues with sperm function or motility can prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg on its own.
Dr. Brown has managed more than 4,000 IVF cycles and has ample experience treating all medical indications for in vitro fertilization (IVF). If you still have questions regarding “what is in vitro fertilization”, Contact Brown Fertility today at 904-260-0352 to schedule an appointment with one of Jacksonville, Florida’s most experienced infertility doctors.
What If male factor infertility is involved?
For those couples who suffer from severe male factor infertility, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a micromanipulation procedure used in conjunction with IVF to increase the chances of fertilization. Instead of placing an egg and sperm in a petri dish to fertilize naturally, an embryologist draws a single sperm from a provided specimen up in a needle and then injects it directly into the center of an egg.
Dr. Samuel E. Brown has specific experience in male factor infertility and is available now for new patient consults in Jacksonville, Florida. Call Brown Fertility today at 904-260-0352. Contact him at Brown Fertility to learn more.