Possible Reason For A Failed IVF

Ibinabor Osaghie Mon 07-Nov-22 12:11:48

With rising infertility problems, many couples experience difficulties with natural conception. In these circumstances, certain assisted reproductive methods are advised to infertile couples depending on the cause of the infertility. One such procedure is IVF-ICSI (In-Vitro Fertilization—Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). It is a process wherein a woman’s egg gets fertilised by a sperm “in vitro,” which means outside the womb, in order to create the embryo, which is subsequently transferred into the uterus.

However, couples planning for an IVF procedure should bear in mind that it does not guarantee 100 percent results. While many women conceive on their first attempt, some may require multiple cycles. Multiple attempts at IVF do increase chances of conception. However, there are certain things to keep in mind in terms of:

Reasons for failure

Role of advanced technology like genetic testing or ERA

Considering third party options like donor eggs or sperm

The time gap that needs to be maintained between two IVF cycles

What are the reasons for a failed IVF cycle?

There are multiple reasons why an IVF cycle may not result in a successful pregnancy, which include:

Advanced maternal age

Poor egg or sperm quality

Poor quality of the embryo

Poor ovarian response to stimulation medications (especially true for women with advanced age, a lower ovarian reserve, or endometriosis)

Chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo

Uterine factors like the presence of uterine polyps, a thin endometrial lining, etc Embryo Implantation issues

One needs to discuss in depth with their fertility expert the reason and the plan for the subsequent IVF cycle.

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