tubal factor


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tubal factor

Reproduction medicine Structural or functional damage of one/both fallopian tubes that ↓ fertility
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tubal factor

Any abnormality of the fallopian tubes that produces infertility.
See also: factor
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Estimation of the risk of tubal factor infertility associated with genital chlamydial infection in women: A statistical modelling study.
A Thai study shows tubal factor infertility as the most common cause of infertility15.
In adjusted analyses, the most important independent risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy was tubal factor infertility, which more than doubled the risk (odds ratio, 2.23), Dr.
i.) Tubal factor infertility is usually caused by pelvic infection, such as Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PIDs) (14).
Mycoplasma genitalium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and tubal factor infertility--a prospective study.
Emphasizing diagnosis and management, the clearly organized chapters address factors involved in infertility, evaluation of the infertile couple, and the diagnosis and management of tubal factor, uterine, unexplained, and male infertility, and that caused by endometriosis, anovulation, diminished ovarian reserve, and endocrine disorders.
Both clinically diagnosed PID and subclinical upper genital tract infection can result in fibrosis, scarring, and loss of tubal function, which can in turn lead to serious long-term reproductive consequences, including tubal factor infertility (inability to conceive because of structural or functional fallopian tube damage), ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.
In both the groups the indication for fertility treatment included tubal factor, male factor, idiopathic, anovulation, endometriosis and multiple factors.
Tubal factor, which accounts for 15-30% of infertility in all women, is common in developing countries with high rates of pelvic inflammatory disease but limited resources (2).
The tubal factor may be responsible for infertility as well as for ectopic pregnancy.