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A 37-year-old female asked:

What would be a reason for a fertilized egg to not be able to implant in the uterus?

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Dr. Jason Jaramillo
A Verified Doctoranswered
17 years experience
Good question: Well, there are a variety of reasons a fertilized egg may not implant. In fact, i was taught in medical school that an estimated 50% of all fertilized eggs are "spontaneously aborted"- meaning your body naturally rejects them. It is thought that this is because of genetic malformations that the body is capable of recognizing early as incompatible or not advantageous to life. Scarring can also caus.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why does an egg implant low in the uterus?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Can be random: T he site of implantation can be random, related ti uterine anomalies, fibroids, previous pregnancies using other sites and in vitro fertilization.
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