Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.
After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know uterine abnormalities and their impact on fertility:
- Research tells me there are five main categories of uterine abnormalities that lead to infertility. Let’s discuss them one at a time. The first is uterine fibroids and polyps. What are uterine fibroids and polyps, and how do they impact fertility?
- If it’s found a woman has one or more fibroids or polyps, do you always recommend removal? Why or why not?
- The second category is congenital abnormalities of the uterus. What does this include, and how do they impact fertility?
- Again, do you always recommend corrective actions be taken when possible? Why or why not?
- The third category is Asherman’s Syndrome, which one of the women we’re following, Rachel, has. What is Asherman’s Syndrome, and how does it impact fertility?
- What treatment options are available for Asherman’s Syndrome?
- The fourth category is adenomyosis. What is it, and how does it impact fertility?
- What treatment options are available for adenomyosis?
- The final category is DES. What is it, and how does it impact fertility?
- What treatment options are available for women with DES?
- Are there any other abnormalities or diagnostic tests we haven’t discussed?
- What words of hope would you offer to women whose infertility is caused by uterine abnormalities?