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Infertility: Introduction

Infertility: Inability of couples to establish pregnancy by having sexual intercourse over a period of time, usually more than 1 year in length. See detailed information below for a list of 241 causes of Infertility, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Infertility:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Infertility. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Infertility

Home medical tests possibly related to Infertility:

Causes of Types of Infertility:

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Infertility: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Infertility, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Infertility Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Infertility may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Infertility

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Infertility may include:

Stories from Users for Infertility

Real-life user stories relating to Infertility:

Infertility: Animations

Medications or substances causing Infertility:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Infertility as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Infertility: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Infertility may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Infertility

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Infertility:

Infertility: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Infertility

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Infertility: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Infertility

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Infertility: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Infertility: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Infertility listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Infertility as a symptom include:

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)

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for one year. The... (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)

The inability to produce children.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Organs affected by Infertility:

The list of organs typically affected by Infertility may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Infertility

The list below shows some of the causes of Infertility mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Infertility?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Infertility. Of the 241 causes of Infertility that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 223 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Infertility:

The following list of conditions have 'Infertility' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Infertility:

The following list of medical conditions have Infertility or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



















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Causes of Infertility Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Infertility based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Infertility?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Infertility, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Infertility:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Infertility:

    Subtypes of Infertility:

    Male infertility (125 causes), Female Infertility (134 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Infertility:

    Fertility symptoms (370 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes)

    Symptoms related to Infertility:

    Anovulation, Amenhorrea (287 causes), Male infertility (125 causes), Female infertility (134 causes), Varicocele, Failure of the testicle to produce sperm, Endocrine disorders, Klinefelter's syndrome, Stress, Smoking, Caffiene, Recreational drugs, Failure of the testes to descend

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Infertility

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Infertility and many other medical conditions:

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