Hostile cervical mucus - Causes of Female Infertility

This is a jelly like mucus produced by glands in the cervical canal but it is too thick to allow sperm to access the cervix.

Cervical mucus usually protects sperm from acidity in the vagina which prevents them from travelling to the fallopian tubes and fertilising an egg. But in this case the mucus becomes too thick which acts as a barrier to the sperm.

It is a very common side effect of the fertility drug Clomid so it is worth taking a few precautions to stop this from developing. These include using a vaginal lubricant or an over the counter cough medicine called Robitussin. This medicine contains an ingredient called guaifenesin which can thin cervical mucus.

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