Fibroids, Uterine Polyps & Adenomyosis

Infertility can be caused by uterine growths which are tissue enlargements of the uterus. These are benign (non-cancerous) growths which include uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and uterine polyps which interfere with the normal functioning of the uterus.

Do these growths cause any symptoms?

Spotting during sexual intercourse, heavy menstrual bleeding or irregular periods, are all symptoms of adenomyosis, uterine polyps and fibroids. Some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy and cause infertility, while adenomyosis, although benign, can enlarge the uterus and appear to be a growth.

A physician can diagnose the presence of such growths through ultrasound, hysteroscopy or examination under a microscope of a uterine tissue sample.