SISU Hospital

FAQ

For women over age 35, those with known medical problems that might affect fertility – such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or pituitary tumors – or women who are attempting to get pregnant through artificial insemination, earlier testing may be appropriate. It is important that both partners be tested initially to carefully assess the extent of the fertility problems.

The most successful IVF is one that is planned. We spend time prior to the IVF cycle gathering all the information needed to assure the treatment plan we've devised is the most appropriate plan for you, and that all controllable factors are optimized.

Once the protocol is selected, the process typically takes four to six weeks. The last two weeks are the most intensive, with frequent office visits and procedures. After treatment, it will take two weeks to know the results. This is often the most difficult part of the treatment, when it is important to take good care of yourself. Knowing it will be stressful allows you to be better prepared.

Costs are dependent on the type of treatment. Since each person's situation is unique, we can't predict the exact price. We are more than happy to chat with you about your needs and provide you with prices and financing options. To speak with our relationship manger, please call +91 94433 0000

The chances for pregnancy using your own eggs over the age of 45 are so low that we do not believe it is in your best interest to proceed with treatment. However, you may be an ideal candidate for oocyte (egg) donation. It is very clear that age impacts the oocyte, not the uterus. Your ability to carry a pregnancy is unaffected by age. First, we will need to assure that pregnancy is safe for you and your baby.

Oocyte donation allows women over the age of 45 to experience the entire process of pregnancy, the bonding that occurs with pregnancy, the ability to breast-feed and the potential to share the pregnancy with your partner.

Absolutely. We treat many patients who have had previous IVF cycle failures. One of our specialties is the ability to evaluate and treat these patients and couples.

There are many factors that influence the success of fertility treatments, and this question is best answered when your personal circumstances are evaluated by an expert. Our specialists have many years of experience treating infertility. They will review your history and discuss the best plan of treatment for you and what your chances of pregnancy may be.

Premature ovarian failure is one cause of female infertility. Premature ovarian failure means that a woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones or mature eggs long before the normal age of menopause. The average age at menopause is 51.

A woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have and cannot produce more. Over time and with each menstruation, the supply of eggs decreases until the ovarian reserve is empty and results in menopause. Premature ovarian failure may be temporary or permanent, but is often a side effect of damage to the ovaries from chemotherapy or from radiation therapy that is aimed at the pelvic area.

Eggs, embryos and ovarian tissue can be frozen indefinitely. Any potential damage occurs during freezing and thawing, so once frozen they can be frozen for many years. There are case reports of patients who froze embryos for more than 10 years and were able to to achieve pregnancy.

Yes, it is possible to carry a baby if you are in menopause. You will not be able to become pregnant naturally, but you can use previously frozen eggs, embryos or ovarian tissue, or you can consider donor eggs or embryos. As long as your reproductive system is otherwise healthy, you should be able to carry a pregnancy.