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General questions
When should we visit a fertility clinic?

If you have not become pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse, you should visit a fertility clinic. If you are older than 35 years or have other risk factors for infertility, you should visit a fertility clinic after only six months without pregnancy.

How long does infertility treatment take?

The duration of infertility treatment depends on the individual situation and the chosen treatment method. As a rule, treatment lasts from several weeks to several months. Sometimes it can also take longer for pregnancy to occur.

What are the chances of success of fertility treatment?

The chances of success of infertility treatment depend on various factors, such as the age of the patient, the cause of infertility and the treatment method chosen. Success rates can vary between different clinics and individual situations. In general, success rates for IVF average 20-30% per attempt, while for other methods such as IUI or stimulation of ovulation with medication, success rates are somewhat lower, but are still around 10-15% per attempt.

Diagnostics questions
Which diagnostic procedures are used in fertility treatment?

Various diagnostic procedures are used in fertility treatment, such as hormone tests, ultrasound examinations, spermiograms, tubal patency tests, and genetic testing.

How is the cause of our infertility determined?

The cause of infertility can be determined by various diagnostic procedures. As a rule, examinations are performed on both the woman and the man to determine whether there are problems with fertility and where exactly the problem lies. Based on these examination results, individual treatment can then be planned.

Are the diagnostic procedures painful?

Most diagnostic procedures in fertility treatment are not painful. However, some examinations, such as the fallopian tube patency test, may be uncomfortable. However, you will usually be informed about the procedure and possible pain before the examination and may also be given a mild pain treatment if necessary.

Treatment questions
What are the treatment options for infertility?

Treatment options for infertility are varied and depend on the individual cause. Some of the most commonly used methods are in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), intrauterine insemination (IUI) and hormonal stimulation.

How often do we need to come for treatment?

The number of necessary treatment appointments depends on the individual treatment. However, as a rule, several appointments are necessary to perform the treatment. Depending on the method, the treatment may take several weeks or even months.

What are the chances of success of the various treatment methods?

The chances of success of the various treatment methods can vary greatly and depend on various factors, such as the patient's age, the cause of the infertility and the chosen treatment method. Your treating physician can provide you with detailed information about the chances of success of the respective method. As a rule, the chances of success are around 30-40% per cycle, but may vary depending on the individual case.

Egg Freezing Questions
Why should I freeze my eggs?

There are many reasons why women may want to freeze their eggs. Some women choose to freeze their eggs because they are not yet ready to start a family but want to preserve their fertility. Other women choose to freeze eggs because they need medical treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which could affect their fertility.

How is egg freezing performed?

Oocyte freezing is a process called vitrification. In this process, the eggs are treated with special solutions and then stored in liquid nitrogen. The eggs can be stored for many years at very low temperatures without affecting their quality.

What are the chances of success with egg freezing?

Success rates for egg freezing depend on many factors, such as the age of the woman at the time of freezing, the number of eggs frozen, and the quality of the eggs. In general, success rates using frozen eggs range from 10% to 40%, depending on the number and quality of the eggs. However, it is important to note that success rates may vary from clinic to clinic and from woman to woman.