“Can’t Get Pregnant” Series: Mechanical Infertility

 

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Much of the mechanical infertility present in the world today is actually caused by non-mechanical-type issues which, unfortunately, express themselves as “mechanical” problems such as blockages of various types, misalignment of critical physical positional relationships or the non-existence of or the loss of an essential organ or reproductive structure.

Mechanical Infertility “ROOT” Causes

For the sake of clarity, I need to emphasize that it would be virtually impossible to come up with all of the different things which can interact and result in mechanical-type fertility-related problems in your body.

However, I have summarized those things that are mechanical problems which can affect your fertility into 4 different “root” cause groups.

In a given case of mechanical infertility, any or all of the following may be involved:

  • An illness or disease, such as adhesions/blockages caused by endometriosis, misalignment or decreased biochemical functionality due to anorexia, misalignment or blockages/swelling caused by bulimia, etc.
  • Surgical procedures, such as a tubal ligation, a hysterectomy or a vasectomy.
  • A trauma, such as a serious accident or a violent, physical attack. Or,
  • A birth defect, which may or may not be genetic in origin. Some accidents can cause lifelong problems to a pregnant woman’s baby which may seriously compromise the baby’s adult self’s ability to become pregnant or to carry the baby to term. Or, in a male, compromise his ability to get a woman pregnant.

    Normally, however, a baby’s birth defect is either genetic, environmental or nutritional in origin.

Some of the conditions might be caused by multiple things such as a genetic-based disease which results in chronic inflammation and because of that produces significant scarring and related mechanical problems. In those cases, when I talk about a specific condition, I will arbitrarily place it in the group that makes it easiest for me to discuss.

Illness or Disease

Any number of diseases or illnesses can result in temporary, long-term, or permanent infertility.

Inflammation and Swelling

Inflammation and swelling sometimes accompany many illnesses and diseases. Personally, I believe that one of the main causes of chronic, human infertility is inflammation and accompanying swelling.

Not only does inflammation provide a poor substrate over which a human egg or a human sperm (spermatozoa) will have trouble moving, if they are not moving in fluid at the time that the inflammation and/or swelling are encountered, the swelling component which often accompanies inflammation may block, shrink or misalign various critical relationships in the reproductive tract.

According to medical authorities, such as the Mayo Clinic, inflammation of the fallopian tubes (salpingitis) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are both significant examples of inflammation/swelling related causes of infertility in women.

John Hopkins Medicine lists infectious diseases or inflammatory conditions such as mumps as causes of male infertility.

Infertility can be caused by both male and female conditions

There are many reasons for mechanical infertility. And, they can be present in either or both sexual partners.

Just a few of the many illnesses and diseases which are known causes of male infertility are:

  • Prostatitis, especially chronic – will cause damage to the tract followed by the semen (the liquid) the sperm swims in during ejaculation.
  • Genital Infections, such as might be caused by an STD, or other serious infection.. may cause any of several anatomically related problems… Especially, if they are chronic or repetitive.
  • Alcoholism and other compulsive drug-abuse related behaviors. Normally, these are psychological illnesses which may have a genetic tendency to drug abuse and related behaviors.
  • Mumps – Normally results in the inability to produce spermatozoa (sperm) but associated inflammation and swelling may at times cause structural problems also.

And, just like with the man, a woman can have different disease and illness related problems which will cause her to be infertile. Here are a few of them:

  • Endometriosis
  • PID – Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Various infections or disease conditons causing inflammations such as Salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes) or Hydrosalpnix (the fallopian tube is blocked at both ends and fluid collects in the tube). Much of the infertility caused by infectious diseases and “abdominal-centric” illness such as colitis or appendicitis cause inflammation which in turn may result in scarring.
  • Cancer can create blockages and the harsh treatments for cancer such as Chemotherapy, Radiation or Surgery can really mess things up.

Please note that many of the diseases causing infertility in women are actually genetic- or nutritionally-based diseases and will be dealt with below.

All of the things that I have talked about in this section can or will sometimes result in mechanical infertility problems due to illness or disease.

Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures are one of the leading causes of mechanical infertility. Some of them are voluntary such as vasectomy (the tube through which the sperm passes in the man’s reproductive system is interrupted or blocked). And some of them are the result of life-saving or significant corrective procedures that must be taken.

I will discuss 3 of the major voluntary surgical, fertility-related surgeries below.

Vasectomies

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that some men decide to undergo as a permanent form of birth control. It is normally done only to an adult male. In a vasectomy the male’s “tubes,” if you will, are tied, cut, cauterized or blocked in some other way so that it will be impossible for the sperm to be deposited in the woman’s vagina during intercourse. Read more at “What is a vasectomy?

Tubal Ligation

A tubal ligation a voluntary birth control measure that some women decide to do because they want to have permanent birth control. This procedure is normally done for only two reasons: 1) to allow freedom of sexual activity to avoid pregnancy; and, 2) to prevent pregnancy in order to avoid serious physical consequence that might occur due to a previous injury, illness or disease. A tubal ligation is the same as having your fallopian “tubes tied.” You can read more about the tubal ligation surgical procedure here.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is usually done to terminate some disease process (such as cancer or precancer) or eliminate the effects of damage to the reproductive area. Hysterectomies may be just one of several options available to deal with a condition such as a prolapsed uterus (collapsed uterus), fibroid tumor removal or EXTREMELY heavy menstrual periods.

There are also reasons to have a hysterectomy that are absolute medical necessities.

Discuss the need for a hysterectomy with your physician. Make sure you get down to the “nitty-gritty” in your discussion… Make sure it is really what you want to do… A hysterectomy is irreversible!

There are 3 types of hysterectomies:

  • A Partial Hysterectomy – only the uterus is removed.
  • A Total Hysterectomy – the uterus and the cervix are removed.
  • A Radical Hysterectomy – the uterus, the cervix and the upper part of the vagina are removed. This procedure is extremely rare and normally is only done in highly critical situations since female sexual activity and not just fertility is also adversely affected.

Removal of fibroid tumors is called a myomectomy.

In the event you have had a hysterectomy, Pregnancy Miracle WILL NOT HELP YOU GET PREGNANT!

If you have had a hysterectomy, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) may be able to help by harvesting your eggs (if you have ovaries and are not in or through menopause, yet), performing IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedure using your partner’s sperm, and then implanting the fertilized eggs after the right number of cell divisions into the uterus of a volunteer mother (called a surrogate mother). Usually multiple eggs are harvested and implanted.

Discuss your individual situation with your physician to learn more about your options.

Of course, there are many other surgical situations and related complications which could cause mechanical infertility. Consult your physician for information concerning your personal condition.

A Trauma

Anything that happens to an individual (male or female) that is physically violent such as a blow, a kick, an accident or a fall that results in damage to a reproductively important tissue or organ may cause mechanical infertility. Violent injuries to glands (such as the pituitary or the hypothalamus glands) which are involved in the human fertility/reproductive process and which causes the gland to malfunction in such a fashion that the cycle or process involved will be interrupted resulting in infertility can, for the purposes of this discussion, be considered mechanical infertility.

Sometimes, the damage may be correctable or reversible by surgery or normal healing action of the individual’s body. Consult your physician to find out more about your individual situation.

A Birth Defect

In the mechanical infertility area, some birth defects may cause mechanical infertility-related problems and some won’t.

Simple anatomical problems like an antroverted or a retroverted uterus are genetic but are easily correctable, in many cases, by relatively minor surgery.

Some problems like missing or malformed ovaries or testicles or related structures can’t be helped.

I hate to keep saying this but consult your fertility specialist or personal physician to find out more.

Will Pregnancy Miracle Help Your Situation?”

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