One in six couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
Whether you're just starting out or you've been trying for a while, it's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone.
The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
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Are you a female struggling to conceive? Read through potential reasons why, or learn more about testing options.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, it may be time to find out more.
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One physical factor which could be stopping you from getting pregnant is a blockage in one or both of your fallopian tubes. About 20 per cent of female infertility is related to blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. Your fallopian tubes can be blocked for a number of reasons:
The last of these reasons - inflammation - is the most common one we see. The inflammation can happen inside your fallopian tubes - usually the case with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia - or outside your tubes because of an infection from another organ such as the appendix.
The tubes get blocked due to damage from adhesions - where two damaged surfaces actually join together. Adhesions can also occur after pelvic surgery or as a result of endometriosis and they can impact your fertility in a number of ways - by separating the ovary and tube with new tissue or by blocking the outer end of the tube. In many cases, we can clear the blockage with microsurgery or by inserting fine catheters into the tubes.
These two types of blockages involve liquid rather than physical scarring.
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