CAUSES OF INFERTILITY
Fibroids, polyps and adenomyosis
Fibroids, polyps and adenomyosis are different types of growths that may grow on the reproductive organs of a woman and negatively affect fertility.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that range in size and grow in or around the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, pain during intercourse, backache or leg pain. Fibroids can sometimes be asymptomatic.
Polyps are small, typically benign (non-cancerous) growths, that grow on the endometrium (uterine lining), cervix and vagina.
What are the symptoms of polyps?
Spotting between periods, irregular menstrual bleeding, heavy bleeding during menstrual cycles, and spotting after intercourse.
Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, grows into the myometrium, or muscular layer of the uterus. The exact cause of adenomyosis is unknown; however, it is most often present in women over 40 years old or those who have had more than 3 children.
What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?
Most commonly asymptomatic, but occasionally heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, severe or sharp menstrual bleeding, cramps that last throughout