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General Myths and FAQs

What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive a child, despite engaging in regular sexual intercourse for at least a year. The main symptom is not being able to get pregnant. Infertility has many causes, which your fertility specialist can help you discover.

Is infertility a common problem?

Infertility is a fairly common problem and it affects one in 10 to 12 couples around the world. Around 45 million couples in the world face infertility issues. It’s treatable in most instances and nothing to feel anxious about.

Do men also suffer from infertility?

It’s a common misunderstanding that only women suffer from infertility. In fact, one-third of infertility issues are contributed by the male partner. So yes, men also suffer from infertility.

What causes infertility in women?

In simple terms, getting pregnant requires three things to work – ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus. If you have an underlying problem affecting any of these three, the chances of infertility are high. Irregular/abnormal menstrual cycles and egg production, blocked or damaged tubes, abnormal hormone production, commonly PCOS and thyroid function, and abnormalities of the uterus are some factors contributing to infertility.

What causes infertility in men?

Male infertility can be attributed to several factors such as low sperm count and/or mobility, virility, absence of sperm in semen, impotence, etc.

What are the risk factors of infertility?

Men and women have different infertility risk factors. Age and prior health conditions are some of them. It’s important to watch out for these risk factors when you’re trying to conceive a child. You can read in depth about infertility risk factors here

When should I meet a fertility doctor?

If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year but have been unsuccessful or earlier when you have doubts about your fertility, it’s a good idea to see a fertility specialist. Dr. Manish Banker is one such leading infertility specialist in Gujarat.

How will my doctor find out if my partner and I have fertility issues?

We will take a detailed history, carry out a full clinical examination and then advise appropriate tests. The basic reports will be semen analysis and sonography of uterus and ovaries. Post this, we will make a customised treatment plan for you and your partner.

What are some common infertility treatments?

Since each case is different, there’s no one size fits all. Some require only medications or basic treatment like Intra-Uterine Insemination [IUI] while others may need some form of surgery. If these are not successful or if the problem is severe, Assisted Reproductive Technologies like IVF-ICSI may be advised.

What is Assisted Reproductive Technology?

ART is a form of infertility treatment where reproduction happens outside the body. The woman’s eggs are taken out of the body and mixed with the male partner’s sperms in a petri dish under laboratory conditions. After fertilization happens, the resulting embryo is re-inserted back into the woman’s uterus after which a normal pregnancy continues to full term. This is also called IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

How successful is IVF?

We have achieved 12,144 pregnancies following IVF ICSI with a current success rate of 66.4 %

Is IVF safe?

Our top-class medical fraternity ensures that all procedural protocols are strictly adhered to. We ensure quality control of the highest order. Every step of the procedure is conducted with care and precision. So rest assured that IVF is almost completely safe and reliable.

Are IVF babies born with deformities?

Studies have shown that babies conceived through IVF are no more likely to have deformities than children born through normal pregnancies. The process itself does not lead to any neurological or physical abnormalities in newborn babies.

How should I prepare for my first appointment with Dr. Banker’s?

For your first appointment, please carry ID proofs and all past medical records if available. Be honest and don’t hesitate from disclosing any medical information. We’re committed to helping you in every way we can.

Can I store my eggs and sperms for future use?

Freezing eggs and sperms to keep them viable for the future is called cryopreservation. Our cryopreservation facility facilitates the storage of eggs and sperm. You can be rest assured that they are safe, sterile and secure.

Will the IVF treatment be too expensive?

At Dr. Banker’s in Ahmedabad, we believe that the cost of the treatment should be fair and commensurate with what we provide. To provide successful results, it’s important to invest in the best quality procedures. All our treatments are fairly priced and our previous patients have also testified to the same. If you’re looking for IVF clinics in Rajkot, Vadodara or IVF treatment in Meshna, you can come to Ahmedabad and receive affordable treatment at Dr. Banker’s.

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