FAQ on Reasons for Infertility

There are many factors and reasons for infertility. In this blog we answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to fertility. 

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Yes, endometriosis is a common cause for infertility.

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes, fibroids are a common cause for infertility.

Can adenomyosis cause infertility?

Yes, adenomyosis is a recognised cause for infertility.

Can ovarian cysts cause infertility?

It depends on the type of cyst. For example, cysts do not cause infertility but an endometrioma may.

Can hormonal imbalances cause infertility?

Yes, if it is due to an underlying condition e.g. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Can abortion cause infertility?

Not usually, unless there is a pelvic infection that follows.

Can birth control cause infertility?

Not usually, unless there is a pelvic infection following the use of an IUD.

Can IUDs cause infertility?

Not usually, unless there is a pelvic infection secondary to its use.

Can the pill make you infertile?

No

Can celiac disease cause infertility?

Undiagnosed coeliac disease may be an underlying cause for unexplained infertility. However, most women with treated coeliac disease do not seem to have a greater risk of fertility problems than women without coeliac disease.

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