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Physical problems

In some cases, there may be physical problems with the womb which prevent pregnancy.

There are a range of different problems in the way the womb develops which can affect fertility.

Sometimes there can be scarring inside the womb which affects the lining and the chance of conception, which is known as Asherman’s syndrome.

 

 

 

British Fibroid Trust: Asherman's Syndrome

www.britishfibroidtrust.org.uk/­adhesions.php

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Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome

www.mrkh.org.uk/mrkh.html

Information about Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome (MRKH) which is a condition where women are born without a vagina, cervix and womb. It affects about 1 in every 5000 women. Women with this condition usually have normally functioning ovaries. The only way to have a baby would be with IVF and surrogacy.

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