Infertility Treatment

Once infertility is diagnosed, treatment can be administered to help overcome the problem. The majority of cases use drugs or surgery for infertility. Another option is to join a counseling or support group to help you and your partner talk about your feelings, and to help you meet other couples like you in the same situation.

Is It Possible to Treat Infertility?

Depending on the testing results, different infertility treatments can be suggested. Approximately 85 percent to 90 percent of infertility cases use drugs or surgery to treat the condition.
Specific options can include:
  • Drugs
  • Surgery
  • Assisted reproductive technology.
Different treatments for infertility are recommended, depending on what the problem is. Various fertility drugs may be used for women with ovulation problems. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about different medication options available. You should understand the benefits and side effects. Depending on the type of medicine used, multiple births (such as twins) can occur in some women.
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If needed, surgery can be done to repair damage to a woman's ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus. Specific kinds of surgery that can help treat infertility in women include removal of noncancerous tumors in the uterus called fibroids and the removal of endometriosis implants.
Sometimes, a man has an infertility problem that can be treated with surgery. This may include vasectomy reversal and varicocele repair, a procedure that can restore fertility by treating varicose veins in the scrotum.

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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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