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Infertility

Infertility: Introduction

Infertility: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for one year. The condition affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9 percent ... more about Infertility.

Infertility: The inability to produce offspring. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Infertility is available below.

Symptoms of Infertility

  • Inability to conceive despite trying for a year
  • Partner fails to conceive despite trying for a year
  • Additional symptoms relating to the underlying cause may also be present
  • Irregular cycles
  • Genital infection
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Infertility

  • Vitamin A - possibly used for related vitamin A deficiency
  • Management of infertility depends upon whether the underlying problem is related to the male or female or both, the cause of the infertility, the age of the couple, and the wishes of the couple. Treatments include:
    • Treatments of reversible underlying conditions
      • Antibiotics for Infections
      • Surgery to attempt to restore tubal patency
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Infertility:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Infertility?

Infertility: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Infertility

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Infertility may include:

Types of Infertility

Curable Types of Infertility

Possibly curable types of Infertility include:

  • Diabetes mellitus related infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian disease related infertility
  • Thyroid disorders related infertility
  • Hyperprolactinemia related infertility
  • Adrenal disease related infertility
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease related infertility
  • more types...»

Rare Types of Infertility:

Rare types of Infertility include:

  • Hemochromatosis related infertility
  • Kallmann syndrome related infertility
  • Pesticides related infertility
  • Hypopituitarism related infertility
  • Hyperprolactinemia related infertility
  • more types...»

Infertility: Complications

Read more about complications of Infertility.

Causes of Infertility

Read more about causes of Infertility.

More information about causes of Infertility:

Infertility: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Infertility

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Infertility: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Infertility

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Infertility:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Infertility, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Infertility: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Infertility: Animations

Research about Infertility

Visit our research pages for current research about Infertility treatments.

Clinical Trials for Infertility

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Infertility include:

Statistics for Infertility

Infertility: Broader Related Topics

Infertility Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for one year. The condition affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9 percent of the reproductive age population, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (Source: excerpt from Infertility: NWHIC)

Definitions of Infertility:

The diminished or absent ability to conceive or produce an offspring while sterility is the complete inability to conceive or produce an offspring. - (Source - Diseases Database)

The state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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