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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bypass the tube

Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function.
Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients.

In brief: Bypass the tube

Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function.
Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

If endometriosis has caused scarred/blocked tubes, ivf may be the only realistic option for conceiving.
Otherwise, many (actually most) women will not need ivf to get pregnant (they can use fertility medications with or without artificial insemination, for instance).

In brief: It depends

If endometriosis has caused scarred/blocked tubes, ivf may be the only realistic option for conceiving.
Otherwise, many (actually most) women will not need ivf to get pregnant (they can use fertility medications with or without artificial insemination, for instance).
Dr. Joshua Klein
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Common

Ivf is very commonly used.
In fact women with infertility and severe endometriosis often require ivf to become pregnant. Endometriosis can affect the tubes, the eggs, the uterus and can cause inflammation in genera. Gift is almost never used anymore for infertility treatment.

In brief: Common

Ivf is very commonly used.
In fact women with infertility and severe endometriosis often require ivf to become pregnant. Endometriosis can affect the tubes, the eggs, the uterus and can cause inflammation in genera. Gift is almost never used anymore for infertility treatment.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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