Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - Causes of Female Infertility
This is an infection of the reproductive organs within the pelvis which include the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes.
It often arises as a result of not treating an STD such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea, vaginal douching and using an Intra-Uterine contraceptive Device (IUD).
What happens is that bacteria make their way up to the reproductive organs via the cervix or vagina and cause damage to those organs. They can also cause scar tissue which then interferes or blocks the passage of your eggs to the uterus. This then results in infertility.
Another risk and one that is potentially life threatening is an ectopic pregnancy. This happens if a fertilised egg becomes trapped in the fallopian tube which can rupture the tube. And a ruptured tube is fatal.
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- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS)
- Hostile cervical mucus
- Tubal blockage
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Antiphospholipid Antibodies (APA)
- Age and egg quality
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Prescription medicines
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