Some infertility experts and obstetricians and gynecologists are of the view that fertility suppression with Gonadotropins-Releasing Hormone agonist, (Gn-RH-agonist), drugs like Synarel, Lupron or Zoladex for nearly six months after severe endometriosis surgery helps in improving the chances of pregnancy.
Others negate this belief. They argue that the credence is fallacious and provides no benefit. In essence, there is no universal consensus among infertility experts.
With distorted pelvic composition, artificial insemination is improbable to succeed in attaining pregnancy. If you are facing such a situation, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the obvious choice for you to get pregnant.
The procedure, as you know, is carried out for removing or vaporizing the growth of endometrial tissue. According to some studies, many women improved their chances of pregnancy after they underwent laparoscopic surgery, but the exact success rate is still not known.
If the pregnancy is not happening even after undergoing surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is considered to be the option for improving fertility. Taking hormonal therapy drugs for getting relief in endometriosis-related pain will only restrain ovulation.
And, the result would only fire back with delayed pregnancy. Another laparoscopy is not the recommended to improve fertility unless the pain symptoms prevent undergoing IVF. More than one surgery, may hamper the smooth functioning of your ovaries, particularly when ovarian cysts have been removed from them.
This, in turn, would affect the IVF success rate. In IVF procedure, sperm and eggs are combined to make an embryo (the earliest form of a baby) in a laboratory. Embryos, thus, developed are placed in the woman’s womb.
IVF is a kind of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that helps in improving the chances of pregnancy among those women facing infertility relating to endometriosis. The IVF process is quite dynamic.
The desiring woman is given drugs to cause super-ovulation. That means she will be producing more than one egg at a time. When these eggs mature, they are collected with the guided help of ultrasound and placed in a dish.
After 3 to 5 days of monitoring, the embryos are then transferred to the woman’s womb to develop as a baby. In a span of about 2 weeks, the woman is examined to know whether the process has been a success.
For treating infertility that is related to endometriosis, hormonal therapies are not as successful as the use of hormones in IVF. For example, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not does not approve of the use of contraceptive pills or GnRH agonists for treating infertility related to endometriosis.
The use of these hormonal drugs not only prevents ovulation, but also delays pregnancy. It is pertinent to know that the hormones given during IVF procedure do not alleviate the endometriosis lesions.
Researchers are working hard to look for more hormonal therapies for treating infertility because of endometriosis.