Why laparoscopy for infertility is recommended?

IVF is an oscillating journey. It may take you towards the joy you are expecting, and at times it might turn your life into a dead-end after its failure. IVF has been settled as the last, griping hope in the minds of couples who want a baby. So undergoing IVF can be an emotionally, physically, and logistically painstaking experience with hope lingering at the back of your mind. At this instance, getting a hold on every detail about the treatment can come as a relief…as a desire again brimming up to tell you that there is still a chance. It’s alright if IUI was a failure; there is IVF, and it is okay if IVF has failed due to various reasons; there are still ways to resolve them. Becoming pregnant is a natural process, so no way can infertility be a barricade to that. Science has brought along with it scads of options. Let us talk about one such way today…Laparoscopy for infertility!

What is laparoscopy?

A non-invasive surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to glance into the organs in the pelvis or the abdomen area. The laparoscope consists of a long tube with a high-resolution camera at the end. This instrument is helpful for both diagnostic and surgical procedures. 

Also known as the ‘keyhole surgery,’ its use in IVF comes in handy to know the reason for unexplained infertility. The doctors make 2-3 very fine incisions in the belly button area to have a complete view of the pelvic cavity and, thus, to know the reason for infertility. 

Why laparoscopy is done for infertility?

In conditions to judge female infertility, laparoscopy has turned out to be a well-designed, near at hand, efficient method. The possible causes that laparoscopy can detect for infertility are:

  • Scar tissue
  • Blocked fallopian tube
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Any abnormality in the uterus or the ovary
  • Endometriosis( the overgrowth of tissues in the uterus)

Did you know: Endometriosis is a definitive way that blocks your chances to conceive, and the only way to diagnose endometriosis is through laparoscopy.

When is laparoscopy indicated in infertility?

So you have tried all the ways to conceive. From medical quackery to high-tech potential fertility treatments, from listening to old conformists to the best of doctors, and also well-intentioned but ill-informed friends and family members, but sadly, nothing has worked. The fraught silence after that is quite natural. But don’t you think knowing the actual reason for infertility is the answer to your fertility treatment? 

Laparoscopy does just that for you. Go for a laparoscopy treatment in Delhi and talk to your doctor about the procedure. When there is no defined cause to your infertility issues, laparoscopic treatment is vested in finding the answers. 

This is not only a diagnostic but also a surgical procedure. It allows biopsy in cases of cysts and overgrowths in the uterus, which are a few of the potential reasons for infertility. Other reasons to put in effect this structured and elaborate treatment are in cases of;

  • Pelvic pain
  • Scar tissue
  • Abdominal pain

The treatment is effective enough not only to diagnose the issue but also surgically resolve it. Thus, laparoscopy is a new opening to the door of hope!

Which infertile patient should be suggested a laparoscopy?

Fertility doctors may opt for this treatment amongst patients who have had a history of a ruptured appendix or a severe pelvic infection. In such cases, the patients become highly susceptible to pelvic adhesions, making laparoscopic treatment favourable.

Advantages of laparoscopy-

  • A diagnostic for detecting infertility problems? Well, not only that! Laparoscopy has the ability to even find out minor issues that might be missed through other procedures like the ultrasound.
  • Pelvic adhesions are also another cause of traumatizing pain and infertility. These blockages create a barrier not letting the eggs reach the fallopian tube.

CT scan, ultrasound, and even X-rays are not adequate enough to detect the presence of pelvic adhesions. So, even here, laparoscopic surgery acts as a ‘recoverer.’

  • Laparoscopy is favourable as it is non-invasive. Traditional surgery requires the incision to be made at least a few centimetres in length. This, however, is not the case with laparoscopy surgery, where there is only a minor incision made.
  • The surgery alleviates the pain due to endometriosis and other critical conditions. 70% to 95% of women report to have found relief within a  month of the surgery. Also, with the control of endometriosis, there is a higher chance to conceive. 

Are there any risks?

The risks, as may come, are significantly less…almost negligent in laparoscopic surgery. The treatment is moreover to diagnose a relatively ‘well hidden’ infertility reason. Although, some midget problems that can be occur are;

  • Formation of scar tissue
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Injury to organs 

Aftercare of laparoscopy-

The surgery, although non-invasive, has few guidelines to be maintained. The recovery rate depends upon the type of procedure done, the number of incisions made, the natural tolerance of the patient, and also if any past surgeries had taken place.

Due to the anaesthetic after effect, the patient may feel drowsy for a day. Usually, all other actions and activities can be carried out after that, provided you are ready for it. You may eat and drink as you like after the surgery.

Infertility will touch your life in every aspect possible. To gain some knowledge about it is like bringing  in a ‘breath of fresh air to the unknowing dilemmas.’ To continue your journey from infertile…to fertile.. and lastly to carrying your child in your arms can be a rollercoaster drive. Make sure that you reach the best infertility treatment in Delhi. A place of safety and support where you can learn, connect and share your problems with the best of doctors. 

The IVF treatment can be intimidating to both partners. But with procedures like laparoscopy, there has been a turn in the tide to make things work. So demystify more about this miraculous treatment from your doctors and attain the happiness of parenthood.

Dr. Sowjanya Aggarwal

Dr. Sowjanya Aggarwal is a Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist with Professional experience of over 15 years in Clinical Practice.
With a holistic and compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Sowjanya clearly presents treatment options and strives to individualize management plans using best available evidence and state-of-the-art technology.

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