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Where do I find egg donors?

There are many young women who want to help others overcome infertility. They serve as egg donors by expressing interest and then going through a rigorous screening process to ensure they are appropriate candidates. Typically, they provide a detailed health history of themselves and genetic history of their ancestors. Medical and psychological evaluations are performed, in addition to FDA mandated infectious disease testing (e.g. Hepatitis, HIV, syphilis etc).

What impact does infertility have on psychological well-being?

Infertility often creates one of the most distressing life crises a couple has faced. The long-term inability to conceive a child can evoke significant feelings of loss. Coping with the multitude of medical decisions and the uncertainties that infertility brings can create great emotional upheaval for most couples. Many couples experience anxiety, depression, and feelings of being out of control or isolated.

How important to have a psychological counseling in treating infertility?

Everyone has feelings and emotional ups and downs as they pursue infertility treatment. Feeling overwhelmed at times is a perfectly normal response. However due to the following symptoms over a prolonged period of time, a psychological counseling is highly advisable: loss of interest in usual activities depression that doesn't lift strained interpersonal relationships (with partner, family, friends and/or colleagues) difficulty thinking of anything other than your infertility high levels of anxiety diminished ability to accomplish tasks difficulty with concentration change in your sleep patterns change in your appetite or weight (increase or decrease) increased use of drugs or alcohol thoughts about death or suicide social isolation persistent feelings of pessimism, guilt, or worthlessness persistent feelings of bitterness or anger

How can psychological treatment help me/us cope with infertility?

Mental health professionals with experience in infertility treatment can help a great deal. Their primary goal is to help individuals and couples learn how to cope with the physical and emotional changes associated with infertility, as well as with the medical treatments that can be painful and intrusive. By teaching patients problem- solving strategies in a supportive environment, mental health professionals help people work through their grief, fear, and other emotions so that they can find resolution of their infertility.

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are benign or innocent tumours that occur or grow in the muscle of the womb (uterus). Fibroids occur in 5.4 - 77% women They are 9 times more common in Afro-Caribbeans with some familial tendency Fibroids are the sole factor of infertility in < 10% of cases

Do fibroids affect fertility?

Fertility may be affected by large fibroids, cervical fibroids (those that are in the neck of the womb or uterus) and fibroids near the tubal ostia (opening of the fallopian tubes into the uterus) Other factors that can lead to infertility or implantation failure in presence of fibroids are: Focal disturbance in the blood supply to the lining of the uterus Inflammation of the lining of the womb Secretion of vaso-active substances e.g VEGF, epithelial growth factor within the uterine cavity Increased uterine contractility

Is surgery necessary for fibroids?

Surgical removal of fibroids is termed as "Myomectomy". This procedure can be performed either through open abdominal surgical technique or endoscopically (via either the hysteroscope or laparoscope). Surgery for fibroids is indicated if the presenting complaints are: Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods) Significant dysmenorrhea (very painful periods) Pressure symptoms (fibroids pressing on bladder or bowels leading to frequent urination or constipation and painful opening of bowels) Infertility (Recurrent) pregnancy loss Preterm labour Trials have indicated that surgery for fibroids is effective irrespective of the route of surgery (open/ laparoscopic). The operating times and pregnancy rates following surgery are comparable with both techniques; the only difference being a slight reduction in the length of stay in the hospital with keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery.

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