Laparoscopy for infertility

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy (a keyhole surgery) is a type of surgical procedure that uses a laparoscope (a fiber-optic tube with an attached light and a camera) that is inserted in the belly button by making a small incision. This procedure is performed for various operative purposes and examines the pelvic cavity and reproductive organs.

“This procedure is performed when other fertility tests do not provide with concluding diagnostic and is mostly performed in females with unexplained infertility. Laparoscopy is used for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility couples. This procedure can be diagnostic and also access the cause of infertility in the fallopian tubes and ovaries. ”

Operative laparoscopy

It is a type of surgical procedure that is used to treat problems diagnosed during the diagnostic laparoscopy procedure.

Laparoscopy treatment helps to diagnose the causes of infertility like

  • Fibroids

  • Blocked fallopian tubes

  • Uterus and ovaries abnormalities

  • Pelvic adhesions

The doctor recommends laparoscopy treatment if one is experiencing the following concerns.

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Severe menstrual cramps

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Ectopic pregnancy

Benefits

  • Correct tubal problems

  • Low risks and quick recovery

  • Help remove fibroids, cysts, endometrial deposits

  • Helps correct infertility issues

  • Improves the chances of females to get pregnant

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Treat PCOS and pelvic inflammatory diseases.

Procedure

Laparoscope helps evaluate the reproductive structures such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. It diagnoses abnormalities that might interfere with a female ability to get pregnant. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to get good visibility of the internal organs. It uses surgical tools to correct or remove endometriosis, scar tissues, and fibroids. The surgeon uses a laser beam or electric current to remove or cut the tissue. The gas is then removed, and the abdomen is closed with stitches, usually causes little to no scarring.

After the treatment, the patient must take a rest for 2-4 days. One can experience some cramping in the abdomen area or mild nausea. Medications are prescribed to manage discomfort and also aids in early recovery.

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