Overall agreement was excellent (ICC 0.88); addition of readings by local pathologists decreased ICC only slightly.
In subgroup analyses, ICCs were lowest for infertile women during the midluteal phase (0.65 vs.
A new study has found that the little-known member of the human herpesvirus family called HHV-6A infects the lining of the uterus in 43% of women with unexplained infertility but cannot be found in uterine lining of fertile women.
The study was conducted by investigators at the University of Ferrara, Italy.
The study also found that the response of the immune system to the virus may contribute to making the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg.
The virus seems to activate immune cells called natural killer cells in the uterus, and lead those cells to produce chemicals called cytokines.
Being aware of your menstrual cycle and the changes in your body that happen during this time can help you know when you are most likely to get pregnant. After ovulation, every woman (unless she has a health problem that affects her periods or becomes pregnant) will have a period within 14 to 16 days.
Learning about this part of the cycle is important because it is when ovulation and pregnancy can occur.Female factors that affect fertility include the following categories: Infertility is a problem that involves both partners.Diagnostic testing is unnecessary if the couple has not attempted to conceive for at least 1 year, unless the woman is age 35 years or older, or if they have a history of a male factor infertility, endometriosis, a tubal factor, diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure, pelvic inflammatory disease, or pelvic surgery.Some couples who experience recurrent miscarriages may also be considered infertile and should seek help from their doctor or a fertility expert.Experiencing infertility, though, doesn't mean you won't ever have a baby.Infertility is a medical condition in which a couple is unable to conceive a baby.