For some people, a structural problem can be treated surgically. Treatment can increase the chances of natural conception.
When considering surgery, ask your doctor Reference questions about the procedure. For example, how many times has the surgeon done the procedure? What are your chances of treatment success? How long will it take to recover?
In cases of severely blocked fallopian tubes, your doctor may advise you to skip surgery and have in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is also often recommended first for women over 34 (regardless of the type of blockage). This is because tubal surgery and natural conception may use up precious time if in vitro fertilization might be used later.
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- Reference Varicocele repair, to cut or bypass an enlarged vein in the scrotum
- Reference Vasectomy reversal
- Reference Fallopian tube procedures, including sterilization reversal
- Reference Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis
- Reference Myomectomy for uterine fibroids
- Reference Laparoscopic ovarian drilling, when weight loss and medicine haven't stimulated ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology