by Dr.Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL ( Malaysia)
The journey towards motherhood is an exciting and a wonderful experience. However, at least 1 in 7 couples may face challenges in their journey. Common causes for infertility are age-related low ovarian reserve, male infertility issues (ie sperm count and quality) and fallopian tube issues. Infertility due to abnormalities of the uterus or womb are not as common. However, one of the uterus problems relating to infertility are conditions affecting the uterus lining ( ‘endometrium’).
In this article , I am going to talk about issues affecting the endometrial lining.
A uterine polyp is not necessarily dangerous to a woman. The polyp may be present in many women without any symptoms. Depending on its location and size, the uterine polyp may affect the embryo implantation process leading to reduction in pregnancy rate. Therefore, before an embryo transfer is done in an IVF procedure the uterine polyp needs to be resected.