When a woman wants to have children but cannot get pregnant, this is a problem. This can bring a lot of stress and discomfort into a woman’s life. However, doctors know that in many cases infertility can be overcome. For that to occur, a specialist needs to identify the cause of the issue and outline possible solutions.
Any woman diagnosed with adenomyosis and planning to have children (or who is already expecting), is worried about how the diagnosis may affect the chances of conception and the process of childbearing. What is adenomyosis and what does it mean for your fertility?
You may have heard or read online that if you’re interested in having children you can’t be considered for UFE. Dr Lipman has had countless pregnancies after UFE; even 3 set of twins born! He reminds us that births after UFE are typically full-term and vaginal, whereas those women who had myomectomy must have a … Read moreUFE and Pregnancy: “I Had UFE and 3 Months Later I Was Pregnant”
Millions of women seek professional treatment of infertility treatment of infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. There are male and female factors that can be the culprit. The most common of the female factors are caused by blockages in one or both of the fallopian tubes accounting for ~40% of cases.
A blockage in the fallopian tube can occur in the beginning (uterine end) or the distal end (ovarian end) of the tube (or rarely both). A blockage at the beginning of the tube is more common and is due to a mucus plug which blocks the opening of the tube and causes infertility. A distal (ovarian end) blockage is due to adhesions (inflammatory process) from a previous surgery or previous pelvic infection. These adhesions are like sticky rubber bands on the outside of the tube and pinch it closed from the outside. The treatment of distal blockages needs to be handled with laparoscopic surgery. Therefore, for distal tubal blockages, the adhesions which may have resulted from surgery can only be corrected with more surgery which ultimately can lead to more adhesions.