Expensive. It can add up. Many insurances don't provide good coverage, if at all.
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?
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.
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).
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.
Depends. 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country 3. Requirement for additional procedures e.g. Surgical sperm harvest or genetic diagnosis of the embryos 4. Cost for undesired effects effects of treatment e.G multiple pregnancy. Based on these and many factors the economic impact could be vary.