Fallopian tubes - the fallopian tubes are two thin tubes, one on each side of the uterus, which help lead the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. If conception takes place, the egg is usually fertilized in the fallopian tube. Then, the fertilized egg (embryo) makes its way through the tube, and eventually implants into the uterine lining.
Female factor infertility - is the phrase used when the cause for infertility is from the woman’s side.
Fertility - the ability to conceive and have children. Infertility is when a person’s fertility is diminished. A couple is typically suspected as being infertile if they are unable to get pregnant after 12 months of trying. There are many causes of infertility. Fertility treatments may be able to help an infertile person to get pregnant. Meanwhile, sterility is a complete lack of fertility, and should not be confused with infertility. A person who is sterile has no potential to produce offspring, while an infertile person may be able to get pregnant with treatment over time.
Follicle - in the female reproductive system, a follicle is a fluid-filled sac that contains an immature egg (oocyte). Follicles are found in the ovaries. During ovulation, a mature egg is released from the follicle. While several follicles begin to develop each cycle, normally only one will ovulate an egg. The follicles that do not release a mature egg disintegrate. The follicle that releases an egg turns into a corpus luteum.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone - (FSH) a hormone that is responsible for stimulating the growth and development of eggs in females, and stimulating the growth and development of sperm cells in men. FSH levels are often tested during routine fertility tests for women and sometimes analyzed in men as well.