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Tubal and uterine disorders 

Tubal and uterine disorders
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Tubal and uterine disorders
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0016
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date: 31 July 2021

Introduction

Tubal disorders

Surgery to the fallopian tube

Uterine disorders

Normal conception requires a fertile sperm and egg to come together and a receptive endometrium to allow the resulting embryo to implant. Tubal damage underlies infertility in ~15% of couples. In some of these couples, it may be that the woman has previously undergone a tubal sterilization procedure for conception but wishes to have this reversed. Whereas tubal occlusion or damage is a relatively clear-cut cause of infertility, the presence of uterine fibroids is less absolute as an explanation for their infertility. This is also the cause for intra-uterine adhesion and congenital abnormalities of the uterus....

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