27 de March, 2023

The microbiota can affect your fertility

Here you are going to learn what microbiota is and how it is related to your fertility and some advice to take of it, promoting better reproductive health. 

The human body has 10 times more bacteria or microbes than human cells. Among them, it is formed a group of genetic information that makes good health possible. 

Nevertheless, it is very important to keep a balance because the microbiota could be affected. 

What is microbiota? 

It is a group of microorganisms that allows us to live healthily. It is composed of a number of elements that are affected by the following factors: 

  • Eating habits 
  • Medicine 
  • Life style 
  • Age 
  • Sex 
  • Genetic load

Which patients should check on their microbiota?

The medical examination for the good health of the microbiota is not part of the group of routine checkups to verify well reproductive health. However, it is essential to do it for the next cases: 

Some possible causes


It is possible that a condition or health issue leads to the inflammation of the microbiota and then the microbiota allows the entering of negative bacteria, resulting in the impossibility of the embryo to grow.  

Some of that conditions could be the following: 

Studies of microbiota in fertility cases have been directed just in women because it is about the relation between the endometrial and its bacterial composition with the possible implantation and the development of the embryo inside the uterus. 

Imbalance in the microbiota or dysbiosis symptoms 

To present any type of inflammation or imbalance in the microbiota could be asymptomatic. However, it is possible to present the next signs and symptoms: 

  • Painful period cramps
  • Vaginal discharge 
  • Irregular bleeding 
  • Itching


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To make sure you have any imbalance in the microbiota or dysbiosis, it is recommended to perform a hysteroscopy-guided biopsy. Nevertheless, it is possible to perform a laboratory culture study

Don't forget that… 

If you are a woman of reproductive age, don't hesitate to consult Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction experts at a minor inconvenience. In the same way, don't forget to have annual routine checkups to keep an eye on any situation 

Becoming a mother is possible in almost any case thanks to Assisted Reproductive Technologies and medical advances. An imbalance in the microbiota or dysbiosis will not stop your dream to come true. 

Ingenes has a wide range of programs and treatments of high and low complexity to you to bring a baby home.  

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