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Olympia Hospital & Research Centre, Trichy is one of the very few centre’s in India registered in the National ART registry with systematic protocols and ethical practice. It is one of the few world’s best IVF centre with all facilities under one roof. Please visit http://www.icmr.nic.in/icmrnews/art/List%20of%20Enrolled%20ART%20Clinis-5%203%202013.pdf
Polycystic ovary Disease is one of the most common female problems which we face in our daily practice. The main symptoms are irregular periods, and unable to conceive after marriage. It is seen in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading causes of infertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age.
Polycystic ovary Disease is one of the most common female problems which we face in our daily practice. The main symptoms are irregular periods, and unable to conceive after marriage. It is seen in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading causes of infertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age.

PCOD patients are believed to be the result of disturbed ovarian function with failed ovulation, reflected by the infrequent or absent menstruation that is typical of the condition.

As a result there is a so called “follicular arrest” happens. i.e., several follicles develop to a size of 5–7 mm, but not further. No single follicle reaches the preovulatory size (16 mm or more). 12 or more small follicles can be seen in an ovary on ultrasound examination. The follicles may be oriented in the periphery, giving the appearance of a ‘string of pearls’. The numerous follicles contribute to the increased size of the ovaries, that is, 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal

When the periods are regular, it means ovulation is occurring. For some normal women the length of the menstrual cycle can be as long as 40 days. So they need to monitor the fertile period more closely since periods are delayed. Irregular periods may need closer monitoring, but it does not mean that it will be difficult to conceive.
This is one of the few most recently noted problems in married young couples. The husband and the wife have normal blood tests and do not have any problems, but yet unable to conceive. This accounts to 10-30% approximately of the total population seen.
Possible problems could be that the egg is not released at the optimum time for fertilization that it may not enter the fallopian tube, sperm may not be able to reach the egg, fertilization may fail to occur, transport of the zygote may be disturbed, or implantation fails. It is increasingly recognized that egg quality is of critical importance and women of advanced maternal age have eggs of reduced capacity for normal and successful fertilization
Your fertile period is the time during which having sex could lead to a pregnancy. These are the 4-6 days prior to ovulation (release of a mature egg from the ovary). Women normally ovulate 14 days prior to the date of the next menstrual period.
No, daily intercourse is not needed. Sperms remain alive and active in the woman’s cervical mucus for 48 – 72 hours following sexual intercourse. Therefore it isn’t necessary to have intercourse every day.
There is no evidence that stress causes infertility. All infertility patients are under stress. It is not the stress that causes infertility, on the contrary it is the infertility that causes stress.
Undoubtedly, bleeding after embryo transfer can be scary and may sometimes even suggest that the embryos have not been implanted, and that the period is due to start soon. However, bleeding can also occur during implantation and it’s not possible to determine its origin. If you bleed, first rest, drink lots of fluids, and do the blood test for beta HCG as planned. Don’t lose hope. Bleeding can occur during pregnancy as well.
You can scan your records as a single word or pdf file and email them to us. We will review your reports and co-ordinate with you either via e-mail or telephone. Email- olympiahospital@gmail.com
The medications do not have any long term side-effects. They get excreted in the urine. IVF medication is nothing but natural hormones.

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is a procedure where the washed and prepared sperm is directly inseminated into the uterus via a small flexible catheter.

Indications

  • Mild Endometriosis
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Anovulatory infertility
  • Mild male factor infertility
  • Cervical factor infertility

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) procedures are usually performed the day after an LH surge is detected or 36 hrs after HCG is administered

Success Rate of Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)

  • Generally the chances of conceiving in one cycle is about 10-15% if the age of the female is less than 35 years.
  • The Cumulative Success rate is about 50% for a 4 treatment cycle. However the chances of conceiving naturally in 1 month are about 15-25%.
  • If the age of the female is >35 the chances of successful IUI is decreased.

IVF is the basic assisted reproductive technique in which fertilization occurs in-vitro. The husband’s sperm and the wife’s oocyte is fertilized / combined in the petridish. After fertilization the resulted embryo is then transferred into the uterus. Today, IVF has become the corner stone of Reproductive Medicine.

The five basic steps in In Vitro fertilization (IVF) are:

  • Superovulation of wife / female
  • Egg retrieval
  • Spouse Sperm Preparation
  • Fertilization
  • Embryo culture
  • Embryo transfer

The indications for In Vitro fertilization (IVF) are:

IVF is the treatment option for couples with various causes of infertility, which may include

  • Tubal factor (Blocked fallopian tubes)
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Moderate male factor infertility
  • Premature menopause
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease with severe adhesions

In Vitro fertilization (IVF) Success Stories

Here are some of our Success stories

  • A couple from Singapore conceived recently despite treatments in different countries in the world.
  • Happy IVF patients from Kumbakonam, Pudhukottai, Labbaikudikadu, Perambalur, Thuraiyur, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Sivakasi, Thirupatthur, Tutucorin, Madurai, Dindigul, Titakudi, Trinelveli,
  • A couple with a long duration of infertility from Pattukottai got pregnant with IVF
  • Multiple cases of Premature Ovarian failure, got pregnant with the Oocyte donation programme
  • Multiple infertile couples from Vilupuram, Pondicherry, cuddalore got conceived and delivered babies with Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with or without TESA (TESA sperm retrieved by our Andrologist)
  • Post-menopausal women have conceived through the Embryo donation programme
  • Many happy couples from Bangalore, Hyderabad and different states conceived through IUI
  • Tons of little angels born with happy smiles through ART are the hall mark for the successful stories

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is the advanced technique in ART, where a single morphologically normal sperm is injected into the egg.

Procedure:

This procedure is done under the microscope using multiple micromanipulation devices (Micro manipulated, Micro injectors & Micro pipette). A holding pipette on the left side is used to stabilize the mature oocyte, during micro injection. On the right side the injection pipette is used to immobilize the sperm and this sperm is injected into the egg.

Indication

  • Males with severe male factor less than 2 million sperms.
  • Very poor sperm motility
  • High degree of morphologically abnormal sperms.
  • TESA, PESA Sperms (Surgically retrieved Sperms)
  • Severe Endometriosis
  • Old and aged females with a thick zona pellucide

Success rates

It varies from patient to patient. The average success rate is about 40 to 45%