Tubal and uterine causes2020-07-15T22:35:12+10:00

Tubal and uterine causes

In Vitro Fertilisation was initially developed to treat women with blocked and damaged tubes. Surgery for blocked tubes has been traditionally fairly unsuccessful as there is usually damage to the inner lining of the tube and while it is reasonably simple to get the tube permanently opened it does not function correctly. Where a tube has been blocked surgically as in a sterilisation, reversal of this sterilisation procedure is often appropriate, especially with the newer methods of clip sterilisation. In Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer becomes an appropriate therapy for most women with tubal blockage due to prior infection and some women who have been previously sterilised.

Uterine causes

Uterine causes of infertility are rare but some women will have intra-uterine adhesions due to prior intra-uterine surgery or prior infection.

In our society 5-10% of couples have varying degrees of infertility.

Common Causes of Infertility

Unexplained infertility
Tubal & Uterine causes
Male infertility
Cervical mucous

When do I seek advice about our fertility?

If any of these apply to you then please make an appointment to see us at Coastal IVF as soon as possible.

  1. Have you been trying to conceive for more than 6 months?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis?
  3. Has your partner had a vasectomy?
  4. Are you over the age of 35?
  5. Is your menstrual cycle more than 30 days or less than 26 days?


  • over the age of 35 should not put off investigation of their fertility more than 6 months
  • over the age of 38 should seek help immediately
  • who do not menstruate regularly are often not ovulating and should seek advice early

Did you know? Failure to conceive is often the only symptom of endometriosis.

Early investigation means early diagnosis and more effective treatments.

Make An Appointment

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