The first step you took, the fertility screening (a thorough evaluation of both you and your husband’s medical history and detailed diagnostic tests), may help you discover what is actually going on. Depending on the infertility diagnosis, your fertility specialist may suggest you to commence with a simple non-surgical treatment involving fertility drugs (medications), which may likely lead to a successful and healthy pregnancy.
Fertility drugs (medications) can be prescribed to treat your infertility causes or as part of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or IVF (In vitro Fertilization).
There are some typical instances where drug treatments may be recommended:
- Ovulation Induction – The use of fertility medication to stimulate egg development and induce release of the egg (ovulation). Your specialist may then recommend you to attempt to conceive naturally.
- Hormone Treatment & Regulation – The use of hormonal drugs as part of a treatment regime to overcome infertility e.g. intrauterine Insemination (IUI), in vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.
- Infertility Diseases – Drug treatment for various types of conditions causing infertility. e.g. hyperprolactinemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – HRT is normally prescribed when a woman has gone through menopause and is unable to conceive. Fertility specialists encountering patients with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may prescribe HRT medication to cause the ovaries to release the last few eggs.