Five Triggers of Infertility in Women

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Fertility problems are always a sensitive issue for many women. Especially for those who have problems in terms of reproduction.

Therefore, it is important for women to know what triggers infertility. According to Oprah.com, Doctor Geoffrey Sher, founder of the Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine, which has developed reproductive medicine and research, reveals five things the most commonly triggers infertility in women, here they are.

1. Damaged or closing of the fallopian tubes
The most common triggers of infertility in women is damaged or the closing of the fallopian tube. This inhibits the cell to meet the egg and sperm cells. One possible cause is a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia and gonorrhea.

2. Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition when the uterus lining grows outside the uterus that cause scarring, pain and heavy bleeding, it also can damage the fallopian tubes and ovaries.

The emergence of a minimal amount of endometriosis in the pelvis, is believed to affect fertility by releasing toxic substances that may reduce the potential for the egg to be fertilized by sperm cells.

3. Damage to the ovaries
Damaged ovaries may also cause infertility. Diseases such as pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis, can make the ovaries be in an abnormal position or form a barrier, thereby reducing the ability to “take” an egg during ovulation.

4. Abnormal ovulation
Abnormal Ovulation is also a common cause of female infertility. Some women do not even ovulate at all. Meanwhile, others ovulated too early or too late in their cycles, and this greatly affects pregnancy occurs and survival. Fertility usually begins to decline after the age of 35. In addition, it is believed that the quality of eggs decreases with age due to diminished capacity of egg meiosis by the aging process.

Woman’s egg quality is one of the main determinants of pregnancy. A woman also can not get pregnant because of illness, surgery or infection that has damaged her womb lining. Damage can be caused by scar tissue or tumors, such as fibroids, which can prevent the embryos to develop properly.

5. Abnormal shape and size of uterus
Abnormalities in the size and shape of the uterus can also cause infertility problems. Sometimes women are born with abnormally shaped uterus as a result of exposure to certain drugs while their mothers were pregnant. A classic example of this disorder is the womb which is a  ‘form of T’, which is the size of the uterus and uterine cavity that is significantly smaller than the size of a normal uterus.

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