Infertility affects every aspect of a couple’s life,
their marriage, sex life, social relationships and finances. For
many couple, infertility can become the central issue of their
lives, both as individuals and as a couple. Infertility rate is
high in our country, lots of women have been anxious to conceive
and have a “lucky baby”. Infertility is generally
a complex problem, and may involve one or both partners.
Male partner usually present sperm
disorders like Azoospermia, Oligospermia, abnormalities in Morphology
and Motility. The most common causes would be Varicocele, cysts
and Urinary tract infections. Mumps also have some impact on spermatogenis
Most of the men suffer from erectile dysfunction. Life style factors
like Stress, Smoking, Alcoholism and sexual perversions also have
Female partner commonly become infertile when she has irregularity
in periods as reported frequently with Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding,
Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease and Hypothyroidism. Tubal block is
a common complaint in secondary infertility, often a sequel of
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Fibroids may interfere with pregnancy
Interpersonal problems encounters large numbers
of infertile couples, many of them are obsessed with sexual contact.
The couple needs more counseling as a primary part of the treatment
rather than medicines or assisted reproduction techniques.
Infertility is a complex problem
a male or a female partner may have a problem, sometimes both
may have a problem.
Homoeo Trust organized a National Seminar “Infertility
Update 2011” at Hotel Le Jardin, Erode.
speaker on the topic “Success Stories on Infertility”
is given here.
can be contacted at 9677155811.
Case 1: A Case of severe Oligospermia with left sided Varicocele
male aged 28 years had presented Giddiness with Nausea and vomiting
since one year. Took modern medications for sometime with the
diagnosis of positional vertigo. He was improved with prescription
of Causticum in 1M potency, which was prescribed on the understanding
of psoric manifestations. Later when he came for further follow
up he brought his wife and told they are anxious to conceive since
one year. He showed the reports of his wife which were normal
and her menstrual cycle also regular with sufficient flow.
He was advised for seminal analysis
which reported only 0.5 millions,(Refer
Plate I) the ultra sonogram of the testes revealed
left side Varicocele. He was prescribed Nux Vomica in 200C potency
and follow ups with Nitric Acid 200. Nux vomica was prescribed
based on the symptoms constructive pain in the scrotum and levying
his constitution. Nitric Acid was prescribed as a follow up drug
based on the symptom offensive urine and also warty growths. After
three months his wife got conceived (Refer
2: A Case of Bilateral Varicocele
A male aged 39 years, who was longing for a child since three
years consulted me for low sperm count with bilateral varicocele.
He narrated that after one year of married life the couple underwent
routine check up; seminal count was 5.3 Millions with 14% motility.
The scrotal doppler reported right sided hydrocele, with internal
infection. Bilateral Varicocele and thickened spermatic cord revealing
past infection. He was advised to undergo surgery.
General examination was carried
out for the surgical fitness which stated that there was elevation
in blood pressure 180/120 mm of Hg and the Echo cardiogram gave
the impression as mild left ventricular hypertrophy. A Urologist
took care of him and he suspected some internal pathology connecting
the left ventricular hypertrophy and varicocele. He directed him
to undergo a Renal doppler which stated as bilateral renal artery
stenosis more significant of left side. MRI angiography was carried
out for further probing which stated that the abdominal arterial
system was disorganized and distorted. There are calcification
and stenosis found in coeliac artery, renal artery and superior
mesentric artery. With few anastomozing branches also recognized.To
proceed further Renal Angiogram was carried out which illustrated
as left kidney is perfused and contracted. The left kidney was
functioning 37% and the right kidney as 63%.
Despite of these lot of complaints,
the patient underwent Right side Hydrocelectomy and Microscopic
varicocele ligation in 2006. Repeated sperm analysis had shown
ups and downs and the maximum was 13 Millions. Then they tried
natural way and then tried initially with IUI, then IVF in a fertility
center, and then finally the doctors advised him to go for adoption.
He was much desperate and depressed
which lead him to a psychiatric consultation. He also advised
him to adopt a child. They were desperate and finally they opted
Homoeopathic treatment. Her wife conceived surprisingly after
a period of three months. Nux Vomica was prescribed based on the
constitution of the patient, Haemamelis Q was prescribed to expedite
cure on similimum basis and the remedy has affinity over the capillary
system so it is called as “Aconite of the capillary system”.
After three months his wife became pregnant and delivered a female
3: A Case of Oligospermia with Urethral Injury
A male aged 33 years old consulted
for low sperm count and his wife was not able to conceive since
4 years of married life. He is tall, medium built employed in
a software company. His past history revealed primary complex
in childhood, migraine and underwent herniorrhaphy. He had been
treated with modern medicine. The sperm count was 3.5 millions
(Refer Plate III)and advised for IUI. The patient
preferred Homoeopathic treatment and received Lycopodium as constitutional
drug and Selenium for the successive follow ups and the count
improved to 11 Millions(Refer
Meanwhile the patient had met with
an accident while driving his car to his native place. He had
been treated for urethral passage injury and also Scrotal Haematoma
Plate V). After recovery he was unable to perform
sexual act due to pain and also had erectile dysfunction. He also
reported slow flow which made a suspicion of stricture of urethra.
Based on the symptomatology Nitric Acid 200 was prescribed with
his constitutional drug Lycopodium in 1M potency. He regained
his erectile function after few months and his seminal analysis
also reported only 2 millions initially. After few months he came
with the positive report and stated that his wife is pregnant.
The pelvic scan revealed gestational age of 10 weeks. She delivered
a female baby after the gestational period (Refer
Case 4: A Case on Infertility with PCOD and Oligospermia
couple longing for a child since 4 years opted homoeopathic treatment.
The male partner is fair, mild and tall. His seminal count was
around 12.5 to 15 Millions and his imaging studies ruled out pathological
vegetations. The symtomatology leads to the prescription of Lycopdium
in 1M potency
The female partner after 2 years got conceived and it was aborted.
The female partner underwent checkup which revealed PCOD and a
seedling fibroid in the anterior wall which was removed by surgery
and Diagnostic laparoscopy was done and found both ovaries were
sclerotic. Gynecologists advised surgery.
Understanding the miasmatic influence the first prescription was
Thuja lM followed with Radium Brom 200. After three months they
came with the positive report. The medicines were repeated until
the full term and finally she delivered the baby under caesarian
section. Recently she reported that I am carrying my second baby
5: A Case of Infertility with multifaceted disorders
A couple longing for a child since 10 years had been successfully
treated with Homoeopathy. The female partner was suffering with
PCOD and Hypothyroidism and the Male partner with Oligospermia.
The male partner was 44 years old. After one year of marriage
he underwent a check up of his seminal count 14 million and the
imaging studies revealed Hydrocele. He had Loss of libido with
pain in both knee joints. He received Lycopodium in 1M potency
and Salix nigra Q was prescribed when he experienced pain in the
testes and loss of libido. His seminal count raised from 14 million
to 115 million after homoeopathic treatment.
The female partner was aged 32 years. Initially after one year
of marriage she underwent a routine checkup, hypothyroidism was
ruled out and hormone replacement therapy was advised. After few
years she underwent laparoscopic surgery for poly cystic ovaries
and drilling was also done. Some physicians advised her to do
D& C and postponed to continue the medicines for hypothyroidism.
She gave off all medications and finally opted for homoeopathy.
Her first prescription was Calc.carb 200 on the constitutional
basis alone, later she had been prescribed Thuja lm understanding
the miasmatic block. Fucus Vesiculosis Q was prescribed on the
basis of organ affinity. After few months of treatment, surprisingly
she conceived and delivered a male baby.
6: A case of PCOD, Tubal Block and Oligospermia
couple was longing for child since three years preferred homoeopathic
treatment, after taking treatment at few fertility centers. The
male partner aged 32, had low sperm count and erectile dysfunction.
He was an alcoholic for many years. He had been prescribed Nux
Vomica 1M and Nuphar Leuteum Q 5 drops tds.
The female partner aged 28 years got married 8 years back to another
male, divorced after two years, since she was not able to conceive.
Again she married five years before and underwent check up, imaging
studies revealed Bilateral Poly cystic Ovary. Her periods were
irregular, Later she had been reported tubal block. She was prescribed
Thuja 1M as an anti Sycotic remedy and Nitric Acid as a follow
up drug. Fraxinus Americana Q 5 drops tds also prescribed. After
three months she reported with Positive Grave Index.
7: A Case of infertility with Oligopermia, Varicocele and PCOD
A couple longing for child since
2 years opted Homoeopathic treatment after assisted reproduction
techniques and treatment. They underwent checkup after five months
of their married life and reported that both have problems.
The male partner aged 34 years
had low sperm count, which was a sequel of bilateral varicocele.
The seminal count ranged 6 millions and had been treated with
hormonal injections too. He received Selenium 200 based on the
symptoms and also advised to take Haemamelis Q 5 drops tds which
was prescribed on organopathic affection. The count raised to
The female partner aged 33 years
having her menstrual cycles regularly at 33- 35 days interval.
Her pelvic scan reported retroverted and bulky Uterus and ovaries
resulting Poly Cystic on both sides(Refer Plate
VII). Initially they tried IVF but failed, when laparoscopic
surgery was advised they opted homoeopathic treatment. She was
prescribed with Thuja IM understanding the miasmatic influence
in her body. After three months, she conceived and delivered a
Homoeopathy renders a great service to the community
in handling hazards of infertility both in male and female partners.
Even though the Assisted Reproduction Techniques are very popular
in the modern era, the scope can be limited to severe cases and
congenital anomalies. Homoeopathy Medicines art much cheaper to
fit the low middle class families and also hopeful chance for