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What is uterine factor infertility?

Grant L. Campbell, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Uterine factor is an infrequent (5%) cause of infertility. Causes of uterine factor include uterine polyps (benign growths of endometrium lining the uterus), uterine scarring from prior infection or surgery, fibroids, or abnormal uterine cavity shape. These are initially evaluated with a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and/or a hydrosonography. Hysteroscopy may be recommended to further evaluate and treat uterine abnormalities. Uterine fibroids are benign uterine tumors that, depending on size and location, may interfere with fertility. Surgery may be recommended if indicated, but fibroids are common and may not necessarily require treatment.

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