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Endometriosis is a gynecological medical condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) appear and flourish outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the ovaries. The uterine cavity is lined by endometrial cells, which are under the influence of female hormones. These endometrial-like cells in areas outside the uterus (endometriosis) are influenced by hormonal changes and respond in a way that is similar to the cells found inside the uterus. Symptoms often worsen with the menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis is typically seen during the reproductive years; it has been estimated that endometriosis occurs in roughly 6-10% of women. Symptoms may depend on the site of active endometriosis. Its main but not universal symptom is pelvic pain in various manifestations. Endometriosis is a common finding in women with infertility.

A uterine fibroid is a leiomyoma (benign (non-cancerous) tumor from smooth muscle tissue) that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple and if the uterus contains too many leiomyomata to count, it is referred to as diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis. The malignant version of a fibroid is extremely uncommon and termed a leiomyosarcoma. Other common names are uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma.

Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years. While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, and urinary frequency and urgency. Some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy although this appears to be very rare. In the United States, symptoms caused by uterine fibroids are a very frequent indication for hysterectomy.

If a couple has been trying to achieve pregnancy for over 1 year it is time to consult our specialists who exclusively treat couples with infertility. Since infertility can be age related, patients 35 years of age and older should see us after failure to conceive for 6 months.

Scar Tissue
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Tubal Abnomalities


  • Initiated Cycle: medication is started to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs.
  • Egg Retrieval: Collecting eggs from the ovaries.
  • Embryo Transfer: Placing embryos into the womb (uterus).
  • Pregnancy: Confirmed positive and rising serum pregnancy tests. Transient low-positive pregnancy tests, known as biochemical miscarriages, are not considered pregnancies in our statistics.
  • Miscarriage: Loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks of gestation.
  • Pregnancy Loss: Loss of a pregnancy before livebirth (includes miscarriages, tubal pregnancies and stillbirths).
  • Ongoing Pregnancy: Pregnancy proceeding beyond 10 weeks with the presence of fetal heart activity.
  • Livebirth: Delivery of a living baby. The delivery of a multiple pregnancy is considered a single livebirth.
  • Pregnancy Rate Per Egg Retrieval: Number of pregnancies divided by the number of egg retrievals performed.
  • Delivered or Ongoing Pregnancy Rate Per Retrieval: The number of ongoing or delivered
    pregnancies per egg retrieval performed.

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Fertility Center of Maryland (Towson)
110 West Road Suite 102
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-296-6400

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