[Research on minimal to mild endometriosis associated infertility].Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2007; 36(5):515-20ZD
Endometriosis is a common disease of reproductive age women and infertility is one of its clinical manifestations. Infertility of patients with severe endometriosis may be attributed to the anatomy alteration of pelvis.However, the infertility of patients with minimal to mild endometriosis whose pelvic anatomy remains intact is still hard to explain. It is considered that the infertility of patients with ninimal to mild endometriosis is associated with the alteration of the pelvic microenvironment. Several kinds of cytokines and proteins are involved in this process. They may disturb steps necessary to achieve successful pregnancy, such as ovulation,gamete transport, fertilization, embryo transport and implantation. Any disturbance to one of the steps mentioned above may lead to pregnant loss.