Causes Of Recurrent Implantation Failure

The clinical endpoint of infertility treatment in pregnancy That pregnancy occurs in the womb, not outside it by IVF/ICSI; often implantation failure is cited as a cause for an unsuccessful outcome, but many times, that may be just the starting point. Recurrent implantation failure means that no embryo or embryos have been implanted despite repeated attempts that have been made to transfer them. In vitro fertilization is an expensive procedure. It has a significant psychological, and financial impact on the patient and her family, so many people tend to give up before attempting IVF for a second time after pregnancy failure. In this article, we look at some of the common causes of recurrent implantation failure that a specialist in recurrent implantation failure in Newport Beach can treat.


Endometriosis is when the tissue that usually grows inside the uterus is found somewhere else, typically peritoneal or ovarian. It can cause adhesions and scarring, reducing fertility due to implantation failure. Many women with this condition experience pelvic pain, heavy periods, and intense cramps during their periods. You can improve this condition with surgery and diagnose it earlier. The more effective the treatment will be.


Women with uterine fibroids may have had a failed implantation due to this reason. These growths of the uterus can be as small as a grape, but they often grow as large as a fist and can come into contact with any implanted embryos, causing their demise. It is impossible to tell that one has these growths unless an ultrasound scan is conducted. Fibroids can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods, so it is vital that a woman with this condition not neglect her health in the hope of getting pregnant. It may be difficult to remove these growths without compromising on fertility, but there are ways in which they can be removed while keeping fertility intact.


Polyps are growths that grow on the neck of the womb, just inside the cervix. These are usually non cancerous, but they can disrupt blood flow to the uterus and cause implantation failure. They can also bleed profusely during menstruation or even become inflamed, leading to heavy periods, which can be debilitating in some cases. These should be removed by surgery.

Intrauterine Adhesions

Intrauterine adhesions happen when a woman has been pregnant earlier, and scar tissue from where the embryo was implanted forms in the uterus. It prevents embryos from attaching to the uterine wall, leading to recurrent implantation failure. However, this can self resolve in some cases if no treatment is given, but surgery is needed in others to remove the scar tissue.

Luteal Phase Defects

Many women have a longer or shorter luteal phase in which they produce progesterone after ovulation during their cycle interval. Women who have a short luteal phase may not be providing embryos with enough time to implant and grow into healthy babies before menstruation. In other cases, embryos may implant, but the uterine lining is too thin to hold them, and there is miscarriage. It can be challenging to diagnose this condition unless an ultrasound scan is conducted.

In summary, recurrent implantation failure is sadly familiar, but it can be dealt with successfully. Most cases of recurrent implantation failure come about due to endometriosis, fibroids, and polyps. Intrauterine adhesions and luteal phase defects can also cause endometriosis.

Mark Girouard

Mark Girouard