Dr Shitij Bali

Dr Shitij Bali

M.B.B.S, M.S. (General Surgery) Mch (Urology)

Dr Shitij Bali is one of the leading urologist and male infertility specialist with more than 15 years of experience. He is the alumni of the prestigious Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum; having completed both his graduation & post-graduation (general surgery) from here. Drawn in by his interest in urology and male infertility, after his residency at KLES Hospital and MRH, he went on to pursue Mch (Urology) from the famous Shri Rama Chandra Medical College, Chennai. Over the last decade and a half, Dr Bali has worked with renowned organizations like St. Stephens hospital, Fortis Healthcare & R.G. Stone as Chief Urologist. His expertise lies in Endo-urology for stones and prostate with special interest in uro-reconstructive surgery.

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What is IUI?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a basic fertility technique in which processed (concentrated and washed) sperms are implanted into a woman’s uterus during ovulation to boost her chances of becoming pregnant.

Is IUI different from IVF treatment?

Fertilization (meeting of egg and sperm) occurs in the body during IUI (fallopian tubes). IVF, on the other hand, is carried out in a laboratory.

What is the success rate of IUI?

The success rate of IUI is approximately 20%.

What is the difference between stimulated IVF and Natural IVF?

Stimulated IVF- A woman takes medicines/injections for 9 to 12 days to stimulate both of her ovaries to generate and mature multiple egg follicles. During the stimulation phase, a physician will do ultrasounds to track the follicles growth until they reach a specified size (18-22mm). Natural IVF- In this cycle, instead of stimulating your ovaries to produce multiple eggs, the Natural Cycle IVF Process is meant to select that one egg that your body produces naturally.

What is the advantage of natural IVF cycle?

Multiple pregnancy risk is reduced. Reduces the high costs associated with stimulation medicines. Reduces the risk of drug-related adverse effects.

What is Controlled ovarian hyper stimulation (COH)?

Controlled ovarian hyper stimulation is a procedure in which the patient’s ovaries are stimulated for 10-12 days with hormone injections (gonadotrophins) in order to obtain the highest number of mature oocytes (eggs).The response to these injections is tracked by ultrasound, and after the cohort of follicles reaches 18-22mm (minimum 4-5), a trigger injection is administered, followed by ovum pickup (egg collection) 34-36 hours later.

What are the risks associated with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation?

Ovaries of some females might respond excessively to the fertility drugs. OHSS(Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome) occurs in a minority of females who overrespond, symptoms of which include, vomiting, nausea, severe discomfort, abdominal distension and dehydration. Note: The patient should immediately notify the clinician in case of such symptoms

When is a couple considered infertile?

A couple is considered to be infertile when they fail to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.

Are IVF babies born with deformities?

No, babies born out of IVF do not have any genetic abnormalities.

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