PRP (protein- rich plasma) for Uterine Lining Growth & Endometrial Receptivity (PRP Intrauterine infusion):
Intrauterine infusion of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a new approach that has been suggested for the treatment of thin endometrium. PRP is blood plasma prepared from fresh whole blood that has been enriched with platelets.
PRP increases endometrial thickness and improves pregnancy outcomes. It has also been reported that PRP therapy improves the implantation, pregnancy, and live birth rates of patients with thin endometrium.
In recent years, Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used alongside conventional fertility treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to improve uterine lining thickness, and endometrial receptivity, primarily in the treatment of recurrent implantation failure experienced over multiple IVF cycles.
PRP also be used to improve the endometrial receptivity of the uterine lining prior to an embryo transfer.
How is PRP prepared?
PRP is used from the person’s blood undergoing the PRP therapy .
Step 1: The PRP process starts with a healthcare professional drawing a sample of blood similar to how they would normally collect tubes of blood.
Step 2: The blood is centrifuged (put in a machine that spins very quickly causing the different components of blood to separate) for about 7 minutes.
Step 3: A healthcare professional collects the plasma (now rich in platelets and devoid of cellular components) in preparation for its injection.
Step 4: During the procedure, approximately 3-5 mls are infused in the uterus using an IUI catheter. The patient rests for 20 mins and is subsequently discharged for normal daily activity.