“We worry, worry about your health” or Your Health, Our Concern, a series focused on medical education. In this video clip interviewing an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr Prawan Tangtham, reproductive medicine specialist at Thailand’s Genesis Fertility Clinic (GFC), gives advice to parents planning a pregnancy. and share information about how pre-pregnancy screening can help tackle infertility problems.
Dr Prawan Tangtham is an expert in infertility treatment. with more than 10 years of experience in this field
Common Infertility Problems
“Age” is often the main cause of infertility. But irregular periods can be a warning sign of a cyst-related abnormality, such as an ovarian cyst, which should be detected in the early stages through early screening. to avoid complications in the future.
Screening is important to detect and treat infertility. Especially the blood and male semen test. and an ultrasound examination of the woman’s uterus and ovaries
When finding the true cause of infertility Spouses will receive advice on treatment methods. It consists of three main steps:
- Help calculate women’s ovulation date to help spontaneous pregnancy.
- If natural pregnancy is unsuccessful It can be treated with IUI or intrauterine sperm injection.
- If IUI does not work, alternatives such as IVF (in vitro fertilization) or ICSI (injection of sperm into the egg cell) can be considered.
IVF is the collection of eggs and sperm. and then mix it in a test tube. The best embryo is then selected and inserted into the uterine cavity. This will increase your chances of conceiving as you have the best and strongest embryos. Another method is ICSI, which uses a needle to suck up the sperm and inject it directly into the egg. ICSI is very popular because it gives a higher chance of pregnancy.
The important role of screening
Initial screening for infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis. of great importance In particular, detecting thalassemia carriers is a serious problem and an infertility specialist should be consulted to find out how to prevent the transmission of the disease to children. At 3 months of pregnancy, fetal chromosome screening (NIPT) is recommended because the test results are highly accurate and reduce potential concerns.
“Every pregnancy is different,” said Dr. Prawan Tangtham, who said that although the first child was normal, there is no guarantee that the second child will be like that. Therefore, there should be a screening test in every pregnancy. The doctor also emphasized that Currently, there is not enough information to confirm the presence of COVID-19. Does it affect male and female fertility?
Among the spouses in Parawan The Dharma treatment was successful. A 42-year-old mother who had been pregnant naturally for a long time. But the results of the chromosome tests are not good. There are only 3 eggs and only one chromosome test passes. After three cycles of treatment the results of the embryo examination were normal. The baby was born healthy and mother is very happy
Prawan Tangtham, Dr Prawan Tangtham, addresses those interested in infertility treatment. “You don’t have to worry about the examination, pain, or what the doctor will do. Relax. I don’t want you to worry about it.”
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