Appendicitis and female infertility

Question:

Published: May, 2009

Is there any link between a severe ruptured appendix and later infertility?

Answer:

Pregnancy is the end result of many complex functions in both the male and female reproductive tracts. One critical step in the process is the egg and sperm meeting and joining together before being transported to the womb to develop. Open and healthy fallopian tubes are necessary for this to occur. The fallopian tubes can be damaged by prior pelvic inflammation, including inflammation caused by appendicitis.

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