Causes of childlessness by a woman.

Closed Fallopian tube

Pathologic germs (for example: chlamydia) can go through the vagina also into the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Normally this is prevented by the immune system. Sometimes this defence is insufficient and an infection can climb up, which causes an inflammation of the fallopian tube. By this inflammation the fallopian tubes can close up and the ovum cannot reach the womb any more. The closed Fallopian tube is the classical indication for an artificial insemination, because while by-passing the passage which is achieved by a puncture of the ova, the embryos are transferred into the womb.





Disturbances of the hormone household

Hormonal disturbances are frequent causes of unintentional childlessness by a woman. Often they show themselves in disturbances or irregularities of the monthly cycle which can be shortened, extended or completely missing.


The spectrum of possible hormone disturbances is wide and is determined in particular case by measurements of the hormone concentrations in the course of the cycle.


The so-called PCO syndrome (PCO = Polycystic Ovarian) is very frequent. Here the concentration of LH and male hormones are increased. In addition, both ovaries form a lot of unripe follicle vesicles, however, at the end, no ovum comes to ovulation. The PCO syndrome often express itself in cycle disturbances up to the total non appearance of the period. The affected women often have male hairs pattern.



By Endometriosis cells of the womb mucous membrane (Endometrium) settles outside the womb. These Endometriosis "nests" acts, while the monthly circle, exactly like the womb mucous membrane, i.e. they also build up a mucous membrane, which bleeds out during the monthly period.


Endometriosis appears very often. Light forms remain often unnoticed and probably does not influence the fertility. It is assumed, that hard forms can influence the chances of getting pregnant. Hereby, anatomic variability happens and the environment of the abdominal cavity liquid changes.




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