• Female Infertility Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Ovary:Female reproductive organ which produce egg and female hormones
  • Endometriosis : A disease where normal inner uterine lining called endometrium grows out of its normal location.
  • PID: Pelvic inflammatory diseases are caused by bacteria, virus or fungus which enter through vagina and spread upwards. It can lead to adhesions.
  • Follicles:Small sac like structure
  • Embryo:It develops further from zygote.
  • Zygote:Cell resulting from fertilization of egg and sperm
  • Ectopic pregnancy:a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the womb, typically in a fallopian tube.
  • Fibroid:Non cancerous growth
  • Polyp:Small pedunculated growth
  • Tubal ligation- a surgical procedure for female sterilization which involves severing and tying the fallopian tubes.
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