Female Infertiltiy

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  • Female Infertility
    • Damage to fallopian tubes
      • May impede the pick-up or transport of the egg, thereby preventing fertilisation.
      • Blocked fallopian tubes can be treated by microsurgical techniques.
        • But in other cases, pregnancy can only be achieved with IVF.
    • Hostile Mucus
      • May affect sperm travelling at all times other than during ovulation.
      • Hormonally induced changes in the mucus obstructs the free passage of sperm.
      • Some women have antibodies against sperm in their mucus.
        • Sperm are often unable to pass though the cervical canal.
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
      • An ectopic pregnancy is not usually capable of surviving and in most instances it will spontaneously miscarry.
      • When the fertilised egg implants itself outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes.
      • Almost all women diagnosed will have to be operated on or treated with medication.
  • Almost all women diagnosed will have to be operated on or treated with medication.

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