The uterus must be free of obstructions to properly prepare to support the growth of an embryo. Women with uterine disease often have obstructions and/or abnormalities that interfere with the embryo’s implantation and growth. Some obstructions, like fibroids and tumours, can be removed laparoscopically or by hysteroscopy. Other abnormalities can be corrected surgically. Pelvic infections, if caught early and treated with antibiotics, can limit damage to the uterus and other reproductive organs. However, serious infections can leave the uterus and fallopian tubes permanently scarred.
What are my options if my uterus is severely damaged?
How does the uterus work?
My X-ray or ultrasound shows fibroids in my uterus. Will this affect my chances of getting pregnant?
What does this mean?