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The following is an outline to give you a clearer understanding of the various tests and investigations, why certain tests are advised and finally, what treatment might be most appropriate to you as a couple.Infertility is by definition the failure of a couple to conceive who have been trying for 12 months or more. About 1 in 6 couples will experience some form of infertility in their reproductive years, with the incidence increasing as women get older.
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Having completed various investigations, patients are then seen during a follow-up consultation to discuss the results to date, possible factors influencing their infertility and a diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be planned. For all other patients who had already been through treatment at the practice a follow-up consultation is often recommended as it allows for a more in depth discussion about their situation and response.
Surgery, depending on the underlying condition, could potentially offer a good solution as it makes an improvement to the underlying cause of infertility in both the short and long term. However it should not be seen as a permanent cure for all conditions, as some conditions can return in due time, i.e. uterine fibroids. The surgery itself can either be done with endoscopic procedures such as hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, or alternatively an open abdominal procedure called laparotomy. Surgery can be applied for various conditions including endometrioses, tubal problems, fibroids of the uterus, distortion of the normal pelvic anatomy, adhesions with scar tissue formation, etc.
Azoospermia is the term given to men with no sperm in their ejaculate sample and this can be classified as primary or secondary testicular failure.