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abortion five yrs ago. now i seem to not get pregnant

i was really young when i got pregnant and its been five years ago since i had this first abortion...i have been trying to have a baby the last two years and i seem to not get pregnant . can it be a failure from my abortion 5 years ago ?
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replied November 1st, 2011
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The abortion could have caused probable scarring of the endometrial layer/uterine lining which could cause impairment in implantation. If you have not been successful in your pregnancy plans, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. A Hysteroscopy test done would help to visualize any scar tissues and adhesions inside uterus (which can be removed in the same session) that could be responsible for infertility. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up monitoring as instructed.
Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results.
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