And although one would believe that the process is the same for all women, the truth is that there are numerous difficulties and gaps in this process.
Ovulation is a biological moment in which a woman’s body prepares for fertilization. That is, when the egg is released from the fallopian tube, it remains to wait for the sperm for several days. If this does not happen, the egg dies and the ovulatory period ends giving way to menstruation. And although one would believe that the process is the same for all women, the truth is that there are numerous difficulties and gaps in this process.
One of them is known in medicine as uterus hostile. In this state, uterus reacts negatively to the fertilization process. More precisely, it is maintained as an environment in which spermatozoa cannot survive and reach the egg. For this reason, experts claim that women with this pathology need time to get pregnant, even if it is the second or third child they are looking for.
For the doctor to be able to talk about a case of ‘uterine hostility’, the patient must manifest abnormalities in one of the aspects that affect the fertilization process: acidity, mucus and the presence of viruses or other microorganisms that prevent fertilization. arrival of sperm uterus.
But how can I suspect or know if I have a hostile uterus?
Here are some signs that you can evaluate and consult with your gynecologist.
These factors affect the manifestation of a uterus hostile:
- Change in cervical mucus production: This substance is produced during the reproductive cycle and changes as menstruation approaches. On the most fertile days, it is recognizable by its appearance like an egg white, transparent and flexible. In this way, it is easier for the sperm to move through the uterine cavity and reach the ovum ready for fertilization.
- The presence of uterine fibroids: fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus, both in its outer and inner part. However, of the population affected by fibroids, only 2-3% actually see this pathology affecting their fertility.
- Consumption of certain drugs: some drugs change the chemical composition of the body of the woman who takes them. For this reason, hormone production is affected, altering women’s reproductive cycles.
Luckily, uterus hostile has treatment. From the moment of discovery, the gynecologist evaluates the woman’s medical history in order to establish the method that is most effective for her. However, among the most commonly used and recommended are: taking antibiotics, flushing or hormone therapy (if possible).
Remember that this article is a guide and you should discuss all questions directly with your doctor. Do not engage in self-medication or start treatment without supervision as you may complicate your health.