How Pelvic Factors Influence Infertility

How Pelvic Factors Influence Infertility

We all know by now that infertility is a huge issue that affects thousands of couples every year. It has been said that around one third of fertility problems are a result of male infertility problems. Another one third of fertility problems are caused by a combination of issues from both the male and the female. The final one third of fertility problems are said to be caused by women’s infertility issues. One set of problems in particular are often overlooked by both doctors and patients alike as a cause of infertility. Those issues are pelvic problems and how they can contribute to infertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What are pelvic factors?

Pelvic Factors is a phrase used to describe any one of a number of different issues that can play a role in women’s health problems and infertility. They are physical obstacles that can stand in the way of a woman getting pregnant. There are several different pelvic factors that can hinder pregnancy. Today we are going to cover a few of those.

Uterine fibroids

Uterine Fibroids can hinder implantation in women that are attempting to get pregnant. As many as 50 percent of all women will have at least one or more small fibroids by the time they reach age 40. While very common, uterine fibroids are less common in women who are actively trying to conceive. Fibroids can cause a woman to miscarry, or can also cause her to be unable to conceive in the first place.


Endometriosis can decrease egg quality and egg production. Endometriosis can also hinder implantation and can also keep the eggs from being picked up by the fallopian tubes or can even cause blocked fallopian tubes. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of damage to the female reproductive tract.

Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts can decrease ovarian function. There are many types of ovarian cysts, some that are much more harmful to fertility than others. Only your doctor can determine if your ovarian cysts will impact your fertility.

Scar tissue

Scar tissue can be present from a previous surgery or prior pelvic infection, such as an STD. Pelvic adhesions are most commonly caused by previous pelvic surgeries. It is very easy to detect pelvic scar tissue in women who are trying to conceive.

DES exposure

DES is a synthetic form of estrogen that was prescribed to help women get pregnant between 1938 and 1971. After more research was performed, it was discovered that DES could cause permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system. There are many people who were exposed to DES and don’t even know it. DES Exposure is a rare cause of infertility, but it is a cause sometimes.

Just because you have a pelvic factor for infertility, doesn’t mean that you will never be able to conceive. Most women who have pelvic factors for infertility are able to overcome them and go on to have healthy pregnancies. Only your doctor can tell you for sure how your pelvic factors will impact your fertility.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.