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Conditions That May Affect A Woman's Womb, Leading To Infertility

The womb, which is also called the uterus, is an important part of a woman's reproductive system. When a woman is pregnant, it is where the baby grows. Because the womb is so important to reproduction and life, problems with it can make it hard or even impossible to get pregnant, depending on how bad the problem is.

Most of the time, problems with the uterus are called "uterine problems." Healthline says that symptoms of uterine problems include pain in the uterus, pain in the pelvis, lower abdomen, or rectal area, abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding, an irregular menstrual cycle, and abnormal vaginal discharge.

Other signs that a woman's womb is being affected include more painful periods, bleeding after sexual activity, more frequent urination, pain during sexual activity, longer periods, swollen abdomen, constipation, frequent bladder infections, fatigue, and fever. After going over the signs of uterine problems, let's take a quick look at four of them that can affect a woman's womb and cause her to be unable to have children.

1. Uterine fibroids

The Mayo Clinic says that uterine fibroids are growths in the uterus that are not cancerous. For women who have it, it can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, periods that last longer than a week, pressure or pain in the pelvis, frequent urination, leg or back pain, and trouble emptying the bladder. It can be caused by things like genes and a history of the condition in the family.

2. Endometriosis

Endometriosis happens when tissue like endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. A Healthline article says that it can block the fallopian tubes and cause cysts, which can make it much harder for a woman to get pregnant. What causes endometriosis is not clear. It can cause painful cramps, lower back and pelvic pain that lasts for a long time, periods that last longer than 7 days, and pain during sex.

3. Uterine prolapse

The Mayo Clinic says that uterine prolapse happens when the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor stretch and weaken to the point where they can no longer support the uterus. Because of this, the uterus falls into or sticks out of the vagina. It can be seen or felt as tissue pushing out of the vagina, as heaviness or pulling in the pelvis, as a feeling that the bladder doesn't empty all the way, as urine leaking, and as pain in the lower back or pelvis.

4. Uterine tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is the germ that causes tuberculosis of the uterus. It affects the fallopian tubes and womb, making it impossible for a woman to have children. It can happen to people of any age, but most of the people who get it are women between 15 and 45 years old. It can cause unusual vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, and irregular menstruation. Uterine tuberculosis is spread when a person has sexual contact with someone who already has it.

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