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Diagnosed with endometriosis, repeated failure in IUI, advised IVF. Will it help?

Hi, i got married 5 years back.. After 1 year of married we both planned for pregnancy, since then my wife doesn t conceive for a single time. Doctors says she is having problem with Endometriosis . We did IUI for 4 times, but no positive result come out. Now doctor says to do IVF after one month. Is IVF successful with Endometriosis problem, if yess then how much ? Email address :- YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Endometriosis may interfere conception, and degree of interference depends on severity of disease. It is better to treat endometriosis with medication or surgery to enhance fertility. However techniques like IUI and IVF can be used. As IUI has been failed so next option is IVF.This process can be very helpful as the complete procedure of fertilisation takes place outside the body thereby reducing the chances of endometrial tissue affecting fertilisation.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nirmala P's  Response
Hi, welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Endometriosis is associated with anovulation (failure to ovulate), abnormal follicular development, luteal insufficiency (less progesterone). Since ovulation does not occur, there is difficulty to conceive. Also the tubal motility and function are affected. Sometimes there is also tubal blockage.

Around 30 to 40 % of women with endometriosis do not conceive.

IVF (in vitro fertilization) is successful in many women with endometriosis. In endometriosis, the egg (ovum) released after ovulation is usually unfit to fetilize. In IVF the ovum is removed before ovulation and fertilization is done outside the body. The embryo is then transferred again to the uterus. This improves the chances of conception.

Since your wife has not conceived even after 4 times of IUI (intra uterine insemination), IVF is the next option for her and there is a good chance that it will work out.

Good luck. I hope this is useful.
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