TTC More Than 6 Months

What are uterine polyps?

Uterine polyps are similar to a wart or skin tag, and are very common. They are thought to develop from an infection, inflammation, or obstruction in the cervix canal. Most do not affect fertility, but multiple or very large uterine polyps can cause fertility problems or miscarriage.

Can I get pregnant if I have uterine fibroids?


Uterine fibroids are very common, affecting about one out of five women of childbearing age. These uterine growths are not cancerous however, it is possible that uterine fibroids can affect your fertility and make it difficult to concieve or increase the risk of a pregnacy loss. Submucosal fibroids, which grow into the uterine cavity may prevent implantiation and growth of an embryo. Doctors usually recommend removing these fibroids before attempting to concieve. 

Should I consider IUI?

 Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple technique where washed sperm is deposited into uterine cavity around the time of ovulation. IUI is less expansive (one IUI cycle costs $3,000) than IVF treatment, which makes it a much more attractive options for many couples. Of course, other factors such as cause of infertility and woman's age should be taken into account.Your fertility doctor can help you determine if IUI is the right treatment for you.


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