We have got you sorted! Below are the answers to all your frequently asked fertility queries. We hope this gives you a better understanding and clears all your doubts. 

IVF Questions:

When is IVF Needed?

IVF is a treatment option if the couple has tried and failed to conceive naturally after 11 months of trying, has a history of miscarriages or has undergone failed IUI cycles. Along with this, IVF is an ideal treatment option if the partner has had any chronic conditions or in cases of severe male and female factor infertility.

How long do I have to take the fertility injections?

It will depend on the IVF protocol chosen for you at our Clinic. Usually, the duration of fertility injections is determined depending on the patient’s fertility condition, reason, and the cause of infertility.

How many times can IVF be done?

There is no specific number. It all depends on the line of treatment decided for a couple by the clinic. If any questions, the couple can always talk with the IVF doctor.

Are the pick-up and embryo transfer procedures painful?

The pick-up procedure is done under anesthesia, and you might experience slight cramping and bleeding. Embryo transfer is a painless procedure performed using a speculum and is very similar to the IUI process. 

How soon after IVF can a pregnancy test be performed?

Although it is difficult to wait in such cases, it is strongly recommended that the couple waits the typical two-week period before taking a pregnancy test. Post this fertility clinic will conduct a Beta HCG test to confirm pregnancy.

After the IVF procedure, how long must we wait to have intercourse?

Although a definite time of abstinence to avoid damage to the pre-embryo has not been determined, most experts recommend abstinence for two to three weeks. Theoretically, the uterine contractions associated with orgasm could interfere with the early stages of implantation. However, intercourse the night before pre-embryo transfer is acceptable. Some physicians will advise intercourse before transfer as they feel this will improve the chances of a pregnancy.

What about other activities? How soon can I resume my routine?

You must give yourself adequate rest and time to relax after the transfer. While you can resume your normal activities it is advised that you must avoid extreme exercises or strenuous activities like jogging, horseback riding, swimming, etc until pregnancy.

If the IVF cycle has failed in the first attempt, how soon can it be repeated?

It depends on the individual. The primary reason for the delay is to allow the patient’s normal menstrual cycle to resume, which may take 2 to 3 cycles.

Mostly Asked Questions:

What is the right time for IVF?

Ideally, it is advised for a couple to try conceiving naturally for a year before opting for IVF. If the couple is over 30 years, they must visit a fertility doctor within 6 months of trying. Along with this, a couple can even consider a fertility check to rule out any possible concerns.

What are the tests to be done before IVF?

You and your partner will be required to do a few blood tests to check the sugar level, hormone level, blood group, HB, presence of any infections, etc. Along with this, the female partner needs to undergo an ultrasound to check the status of ovulation. A male partner will also have to undergo a semen analysis test to check sperm quality and quantity.

Is IVF a painful procedure?

IVF is a daycare procedure and is not usually painful. You might feel a stinging sensation, but that isn’t anything to be bothered about.

Male Infertility:

What are the signs & symptoms of male infertility?

Smaller erection time,  small volumes of semen ejaculated, swelling or a lump in the testicular or genital area, and decreased libido i.e erectile dysfunction are some of the clear symptoms of male infertility. Also, in some cases, if male characteristics are not prominent, a check-up is recommended. 

What are the causes of male infertility?

The causes of male infertility are not the same for everyone. Some of the most common causes of male infertility are Low sperm count, Azoospermia, Varicocele, and Erectile Dysfunction.

How is male infertility diagnosed?

An initial male fertility examination includes a medical history, physical examination, semen analysis tests to measure sperm quality and quantity, and general hormone tests.

Are there any treatments for no sperm count?

Obstructive operative procedures like TESA and TESE are performed depending on the type of your condition. But in cases of non-obstructive procedures, using donor sperm is the only treatment option. 

Female Infertility:

What are the signs of female infertility?

The main sign of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. Other signs such as no menstruation, irregular periods, and extremely painful periods are signs to watch out for. Also, if the female has previously undergone a tubal ligation procedure (family planning operation) she can face female infertility.

What are the treatments for female infertility?

Ovulation issues are likely to be treated with medications, and problems like endometriosis, tubal blockage, or fibroids mostly require laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgeries.  IVF can also help women with most of these conditions to conceive.

How is female infertility diagnosed?

Female infertility is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound that checks the ovaries and uterus. Along with this HSG tests are done to check your tubal status, and blood tests help check your hormonal balance.

Who is at risk of female infertility?

Women over age 35 have a higher risk of having fertility issues. Also, women with irregular menses, obesity or other medical conditions like cancer or genetic problems are at an increased risk of female infertility.


Why makes IVF such an expensive treatment?

IVF is a treatment that requires expensive equipment and skilled personnel. The procedure also requires a world-class laboratory and the latest technology in equipment which again makes it pricier than other medical treatments.

We at Progenesis Fertiltiy Center change this perception and provide IVF treatment at the most affordable costs with maximum results in one go. No hidden charges!

How long does a fertility treatment take?

Depending on the treatment type, specific condition, cause of infertility,  and line of management, the treatment duration varies for every couple. 

What is the difference between IUI and IVF?

IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a process where sperm is placed directly into the uterus and the fertilization process takes place inside the body.  IVF (in-vitro fertilization) on the other hand is a procedure in which embryos are developed and cultured in a laboratory.

What is the cryopreservation technique?

Freezing of eggs, sperms, or embryos is cryopreservation. The process freezes and stores these for later use and is often used with fertility treatments such as IVF. Cryopreservation is beneficial for patients with chronic conditions, cancer, infections, or medical emergencies. The process helps preserve fertility and gives you the freedom to get pregnant when you are ready. 

How long does the pick-up process take?

Ideally, it is a daycare process, and you are discharged by evening. The process depends on the follicles to be taken and usually takes 15–20 mins.

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