FAQs

FAQs

  • Do I need IVF?

    IVF is indicated when:

    • When Alternate treatments are either unlikely to achieve a pregnancy or have failed to achieve a pregnancy or have failed to result in a pregnancy.
    • Blocked fallopian tubes or extensive pelvic adhesions, prevents the egg from entering the fallopian tubes.
    • It's a case of low sperm count. The process of IVF super concentrates the sperm, often leading to successful fertilization.
    • Unexplained fertility is the diagnosis. IVF is suggested when the couple fails to conceive, with tests being normal and after failing the process of IVF.
    • You suffer from Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)
    • You suffer from mild-moderate endometriosis, then IUI can help, but in the case of severe endometriosis, the ideal route is IVF

  • What are the success rates of IVF/ICSI?

    Our group success rates are among the best globally. They are the result of years of experience and constant fine-tuning of our stimulation protocols, our laboratory culture conditions and our embryo transfer guidelines.

    The most important factors determining the success of a cycle are the woman’s age and the reason for the infertility.

    At MMC IVF, we would be delighted to meet with you, understand your situation and prescribe only the best tailor made solutions for your infertility issues.

  • Are birth defects more common after IVF / ICSI ?

    The percentage defects with IVF is roughly the same as in the general population (3-4%). The chances of birth defects after ICSI are rare. Some of the problems that caused the male infertility, however, may be genetic. In these cases, boys conceived with the use of ICSI may have infertility issues as adults.

  • When do I need ICSI?

    Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) has revolutionized the treatment of male infertility. ICSI is advisable if the male partner’s sperm count or number of motile sperm is very low or the morphology is excessively poor.

  • What are the health-risks associated with IVF/ICSI?

    The drugs used during IVF/ICSI may on occasion cause side effects. There is a small but significant risk of Multiple Pregnancies, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pelvic Infection and rarely Injury to nearby organs. Controlled Ovarian Hyper-stimulation (COH) is associated with a risk of Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Symptoms of OHSS include the following in varying degrees of severity: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme bloating, rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing etc.

    These symptoms are closely monitored by our doctors to prevent the occurrence of hyper-stimulation.