Could an obscure type of herpes virus trigger female infertility?

Conclusion Unexplained infertility causes distress for thousands of couples trying for a baby. It can be hard to accept that doctors can find no reason for a couple's inability to get pregnant, and many couples spend a lot of time and money trying fertility treatments. Finding a potential cause for unexplained infertility could raise a lot of people's hopes. This study has interesting results, but it was very small and needs to be replicated on a larger scale to be sure the results hold true. We also need to remember that this study cannot show causation – it can't tell us whether the virus is a cause of infertility, only that it seems to be more common in women with infertility not otherwise explained. Having said that, these women had unexplained infertility and there is still a lot that we don't know about them. The researchers say that they didn't have endometriosis, any problems with ovulation or any structural abnormalities of the reproductive system. However, we don't know any more than that, such as exploration of male factors for infertility, how long the woman/couple had been trying to conceive, prior miscarriages, or the success of future fertility treatment. We also know nothing about the control group – such as how they were recruited or why womb samples were taken – other than that they'd had a baby. They may have had problems conceiving themselves for all we know. Overall, it can't be said that the women with infertilit...
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Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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