Saturday, January 10, 2015

A common cause of female infertility

When I was young I developed a fear on becoming a wife. Not because I'm afraid to have a husband but because of the thought that I will never have a child. I guess most of my friends had that on their mind and no one can blame us for thinking like that especially my friend Sarah.

Sarah had experienced painful menstruation and when she went to a doctor, she was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids.

Uterine Fibroids. This may not sound very common to most people, some may even haven’t heard it before but this is one of the causes of infertility in women. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the uterus which appear during a woman’s childbearing years. These are single or multiple benign tumors with round-like appearance attached to the inner muscle layers of the uterus called myometrium. says that the presence of uterine fibroids doesn't only interfere with fertility which in turn can decrease the chances of conceiving. Unfortunately, uterine fibroids can also lead to miscarriage or premature labor during pregnancy.

Studies show that the treatment to uterine fibroids is surgical. Fertility begins to improve again once the problem is dealt with. When you’re able to get pregnant before the surgery, or you chose not to proceed with having a surgery done, you could experience complications when it comes to the position of the fetus, discomfort and pain so it’s better to have them removed before you start your TTC journey.