Outcomes of a pregnancy after fifteen cycles of treatment with IVF and ET

Astrit Malush Gashi


In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer is the traditional method of infertility treatment, consisting of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET) in the uterine cavity. Infertility is defined as the absence of pregnancy after regular unprotected intercourse throughout one year. The main causes of infertility are: ovulatory dysfunction, age and diminished ovarian reserve, male factors, tubal factors, uterine factors, cervical factors, immunological factors, systemic diseases (chronic and autoimmune diseases) and idiopathic factors. In our case, we are dealing with ovulatory dysfunction (PCOS). We present the case of a 32 year-old Kosovo with a twelve-year history of infertility, who was treated with fifteen cycles of long protocols of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer and in spite of multiple issues throughout pregnancy, finally lead to a successful parturition. The patient was hospitalized in the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pathology Department for acute abdominal pain at 26 weeks of gestation after undergoing the in vitro fertilization and embryo-transfer procedure. The reference diagnosis was: olygohydramnios, pregnancy-induced hypertension, twelve-year history of primary infertility, history of fifteen IVF and ET.


Infertility, ovulatory dysfunction, vitro fertilization, embryo transfer

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22551/2016.11.0302.10068

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