Causes - Tubal - Resources

In this section, Resources for Tubal Factor Infertility, we offer 10 tips to help you prevent tubal infertility as well as ways to boost your fertility.

  1. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start trying to get pregnant. The younger you are, the better your chances of conceiving.
  2. Tubal factor infertility can often be prevented. Practicing safe sex, getting health screenings and taking care of your health may help you avoid tubal factor infertility.
  3. Get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) even if you have no symptoms. 50 percent of gonorrhea and 70 percent of chlamydia cases are asymptomatic, but they can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Lack of treatment may lead to increased risk for tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
  4. If you are diagnosed with an STI like chlamydia or gonorrhea, get treatment. Once you are treated, your risk for tubal factor infertility drops.
  5. If you are sexually active, make sure you are screened for STIs on a regular basis, to avoid future fertility problems like tubal factor infertility.
  6. If you have multiple sex partners, practice safe sex with condoms to prevent STIs, a cause of tubal factor infertility.
  7. Don't wait until it's too late to get tested for STI. STIs treated promptly usually do not have long-term consequences.
  8. Be vigilant about your health care and see your doctor regularly. Health conditions like endometriosis can cause scar tissue to develop, leading to tubal factor infertility.
  9. If you are diagnosed with tubal factor infertility, ask your doctor about treatment options. In vitro fertilization and tubal reconstructive surgery can help you conceive, despite tubal issues.
  10. Above all, don't beat yourself up if you are diagnosed with tubal factor infertility. This condition is common, and often treatable.

Learn more about tubal factor infertility with this helpful video from Dr. Brian Barnett with Dallas IVF.

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