A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your doctor to check the external structure of the uterus and ovaries and is used in cases of female infertility.
During the laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon performs a small (1cm) cut under your belly button. Some gas is injected into your abdomen in order to extend the cavity and allow a better view of the different organs. A small camera at the end of a tube is then inserted into your abdomen.
The laparoscopy procedure allows the surgeon to check for problems such as endometriosis or blocked Fallopian tubes (caused by the presence of adhesions, where membranes form and link organs which could block the passage of the egg to the Fallopian tubes). If any adhesions or ovarian cysts are present, they will be removed by the surgeon during the laparoscopic procedure. This procedure also allows the surgeon to check for polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) and fibroids (benign tumours).
Your chances of achieving pregnancy can be reduced if you have endometriosis as this might affect the meeting of the egg and the sperm. So timing your intercourse during the most fertile days of your menstrual cycle is very important in order to increase your chances of conception. DuoFertility will help you to dramatically improve your chances of getting pregnant by identifying your fertile window in advance.