How can cervical cryosurgery affect fertility?

Having cryosurgery, or freezing, of your cervix rarely causes a complication with getting pregnant. The cervix functions by making watery mucus around the time of ovulation that makes it easy for the sperm to swim to the egg. After surgery on their cervix, some women have a decrease in mucus production. When there is a decrease in mucus, sperm may have trouble getting to the egg for fertilization. This can easily be treated with intrauterine inseminations (IUI).

Women with a history of cryosurgery of the cervix are at a slightly increased risk of having tubal damage for a number of reasons. If pregnancy does not occur soon, even with intrauterine inseminations (IUI), a test of the fallopian tubes would also be helpful.
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