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Infertility Treatment

Infertility Treatment

 When trying to conceive, you may reach a point where it is medically necessary to receive further treatment in order to become pregnant. Infertility surgery is only performed after extensive counseling and treatment.
 
Infertility is caused by a number of contributing factors, and the Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic offers gynecological surgical procedures to help correct some of these conditions including:
  • Unblocking the fallopian tubes
  • Removal of fibroids
  • Sterilization removal
Your male partner may also be the source of infertility. There is a possibility that he might have to undergo a minor surgical procedure in order for you to conceive.
 
We offer two different options for infertility treatment in women:

HSG- hysterosalpingogram:

An HSG is an X-ray test that examines a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes. A dye is placed in a thin tube that is put through the vagina and into the uterus. This dye will travel through the fallopian tubes and allow doctors to take an X-ray. These images can show doctors any abnormalities of the uterus or fallopian tubes that may be creating a blockage. These could be either blocking an egg from entering the uterus or blocking sperm from moving through the fallopian tube to join the egg.
 
Women who undergo an HSG test are often seeking answers, as HSG tests are not considered a “cure” for infertility in women.
 
IUI- intrauterine insemination
Intrauterine insemination is a fertility procedure that uses a catheter to place sperm directly inside a woman’s uterus. The goal is to increase the amount of sperm that has the opportunity to reach the fallopian tubes and therefore increase the chance of fertilization. IUI is used when:
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Ejaculation dysfunction
  • Low sperm count
  • Decreased sperm mobility
  • Usage of donor sperm
  • Presence of cervical scar tissue
  • History of endometriosis
The IUI procedure is not a difficult process, though it is more successful in women under the age of 35. Success of intrauterine insemination depends on the health of the woman and the sperm. 
 
At the Center for Women’s Health, we understand that caring for a woman’s health requires more than just good “medical” care. Call (770) 297-2200 or contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians to help you with your health needs.