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As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss the cervical causes of infertility.
Cervix is a lower neck of uterus, it joins on top with the uterus and the bottom with the vagina. It normally is hostile to the sperm with thick and sticky mucus and only produces sperm friendly mucus a few day before ovulation to invite sperm invasion for conception.
II. Cervical causes of infertility
1. Cervical damage
Damage to cervix caused by medical surgery such as several abortions may lead to abnormal function of cervix such as not open for sperm invasion or closed to allow pregnancy to proceed to term resulting in miscarry and infertility.
2. Cervical stenosis
Cervical stenosis is defined as a blockage or narrowing of the cervical canal, it is caused by birth defect or medical surgery thereby, limiting the chance of sperm uterine invasion causing infertility.
Cervicitis is defined as a medical condition caused by inflammation or infection to the cervix leading to abnormal production of cervical mucus and the risk of infertility.
4. Cervical problems
Cervical problems are caused by abnormal formation of cervix at birth or after medical surgery leading to interferes with sperm invasion through the cervix and into the uterus as resulting of thicken mucus or mucus hostile to sperm.
a) Congenital problem
The abnormal formation of cervix is caused by medication taking by the mother during pregnancy resulting in effecting the mucus production thereby, increasing the risk of infertility and miscarry.
b) Medical problem
Damage to cervix is caused by medical surgery such as several abortions leading to abnormal function of cervix such as not open for sperm invasion or closed to allow pregnancy to proceed to term resulting in miscarry and infertility.
c) Hormone problem
It is caused by not enough estrogen to stimulate the production of cervical mucus which are friendly to sperm invasion.
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