Oocyte /Egg Freezing
As we are all aware, that a woman is born with a fixed no of eggs /ova in her ovaries, which get depleted with time.
Hence to halt the biological clock, technology of egg freezing is utilized.
- Women want to defer pregnancy, in view of career opportunities.
- Late marriages.
- Prior to cancer treatments.
How is the procedure carried out ?
Here the woman receives 10-12 days of hormonal injections, to grow multiple follicles. This is tracked with intermittent ultrasounds and hormonal blood tests.
When does the treatment begin ?
Usually within first 3 days of the cycle. However in case of cancer pts, there are different softer protocols.
What is the technique used ?
Vitrification, Rapid freezing.
What is the success rate ?
Depending on the existing egg making ability, around 30-45%.