Below is a very simplified chart of treatment options. Please note that this is a guide only and every patient/couple requires complete assessment and a diagnosis made, before treatment is offered. This Web Page is not designed as a gynaecology textbook but only to reinforce the availability of treatment options, many of which are quite simple. The remainder of the web pages focuses on the complex options because they require more detailed explanation.
Failure of Ovulation
Fertility drugs (tablets or injections)
Rarely ovum donation
Blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes
May not need treatment but if necessary, can be removed surgically, often laparoscopically.
Hostile cervical mucus
Post-coital test (PCT)
Antisperm antibody test
Steroids now rarely used.
Sperm preparation for IUI, IVF or ICSI
Benefit of Therapy
IVF is an elective medical treatment. IVF may provide a couple who has been otherwise unable to conceive with a chance to establish a pregnancy.
Please contact your doctor if any of the following occur:
Fever greater than 100.4°F that lasts for more than two hours Excessive vaginal bleeding Unusual and increasing pelvic area discomfort Difficulty with urination or change in bowel activity Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea Sharp or shooting pains Pain or burning during urination Abdominal swelling Unusual back pain