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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Infertility

Infertility as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Infertility as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Infertility as a complication includes:

Infertility as a symptom:

Conditions listing Infertility as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Infertility as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Infertility.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Infertility:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Of all infertile women, at least 15 percent are infertile because of tubal damage caused by PID. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC (Excerpt)

PCOS can negatively affect fertility since it can prevent ovulation. Some women with PCOS have menstrual periods, but do not ovulate. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Infertility, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Infertility. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Infertility. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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