Uterine Factor Infertility

Uterine factor infertility is a term used to describe abnormalities of the uterus that are linked to infertility. These abnormalities can make it difficult to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.

Uterine factors linked to infertility

Diagnosing the cause of uterine factor infertility

Fertility specialists typically diagnose uterine problems through a battery of tests, including:

Treatment of uterine factor infertility

Careful evaluation by a reproductive endocrinologist is needed in the case of suspected uterine factor infertility. Some conditions can be corrected surgically, including the removal of polyps or fibroids, but caution must be taken to minimize scarring. Polyps or fibroids that do not interfere with fertility usually do not require removal.

Surgical correction of uterine malformations is not always necessary, since many women with these disorders can still conceive. With or without treatment, there may still be a higher risk of miscarriage and preterm delivery for these patients.

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