Can be the cause of 20% of failures in assisted reproduction

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Can be the cause of 20% of failures in assisted reproduction

If fertilization fails ‘in vitro’ repeatedly be subjected the woman and her partner a thorough examination to determine the cause.

When a woman undergoes assisted reproduction techniques and, after several attempts, unable to get pregnant, it is very frustrating and discouraging, affected the person or couple, both for the team of professionals who have carried out the procedures aimed at the birth of a healthy baby. While these failures are often indeterminate problems, in 20% of cases it is possible to find the cause and treat it.

After three failed cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) began to investigate all the factors that have been able to interfere with the outcome of the procedure

It is frequent, moreover, that this situation causes emotional problems such as depression, low self-esteem, or even, says Dr. Juan Ordás, specialist in Gynecology and reproductive medicine unit of reproduction assisted of the Hospital Vithas our Lady of America, women or their partner have doubts about whether the technique has been properly.

This specialist explains that when they fail three cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in which have transferred embryos of good quality to the uterus of the woman without getting its implementation – what is known as repeated implantation failure or failure repeated implantation-, they begin to investigate all the factors that have been able to interfere with the outcome of the procedure.

In this way, undergoes the woman and her partner to a thorough examination, which includes the study of possible genetic problems of both parents, an analysis of the immune system and the endometrium of women, as well as of possible anomalies of DNA from sperm, or the presence of certain diseases, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders they could affect the design.

Dr. Orvás ensures that in about 20% of cases the cause that prevents the achievement of pregnancy is, and it is possible to treat it and improve outcomes. In the event that is not reached to the cause, or not possible to intervene on the same, the procedure to be followed is to obtain an embryo of the highest quality and the best possible intrauterine environment for their development in order to obtain the desired pregnancy.

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