Glossary for Female infertility
Medical terms related to Female infertility or mentioned in this section include:
- 47,XXX syndrome: A genetic condition where females have an extra X chromosome in each of their cells. Normally female cells have two X chromosomes. This is not usually an inherited condition but a defect that occurs during cell division. Often the condition is asymptomatic.
- Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
- Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
- Amenorrhea: Absence of menstrual periods.
- Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Females with male XY genetics but inability to respond to testosterone.
- Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
- Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
- Asherman's syndrome: Scarring and adhesions that develop in the uterus and can result in menstrual and fertility problems.
- Breast Feeding: Nursing an infant with breast milk.
- Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
- Cervicitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the cervix
- Cervix symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cervix
- Chronic Illness: Any form of continuing chronic illness.
- Conn's syndrome: An adrenal gland disorder where excess aldosterone hormone is produced resulting in symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nocturia and increased urine production. Also called primary hyperaldosteronism.
- Cortisone reductase deficiency: An inborn error of steroid metabolism due to a deficiency of an enzyme called cortisone reductase (11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase). This enzyme is needed to convert cortisone to cortisol.
- Cushing's disease: A condition of hyperadrenocorticism which is secondary to excessive pituitary secretion of ACTH. Cushing's disease is different to Cushing's syndrome which refers to the effects of glucocorticoid excess from any cause.
- Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Dyspareunia: Painful sexual intercourse
- Ectopic pregnancy: The occurrence of a pregnancy outside that of the uterus
- Endocrine disorders: Any disorder that affects the endocrine system
- Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
- Ethanol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ethanol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Exercise symptoms: Symptoms related to or triggered by exercise
- Fallopian tube symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female fallopian tubes
- Female conditions: Conditions that affect the female only
- Female reproductive symptoms: Symptoms affecting the female reproductive organs.
- Fertility symptoms: Fertility problems for men or women.
- Fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.
- Galactorrhoea-Hyperprolactinaemia: Increased blood prolactin levels associated with galactorrhea (abnormal milk secretion). It may be caused by such things as certain medications, pituitary disorders and thyroid disorders. The condition can occur in males as well as females.
- Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
- Hypopituitarism: A condition characterized by diminished hormonal section by the pituitary gland
- Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
- Imperforate hymen: Lack of opening in the vaginal hymen
- Infertility: Inability of couples to establish pregnancy by having sexual intercourse over a period of time, usually more than 1 year in length.
- Intercourse symptoms: Symptoms related to the act of sexual intercourse.
- Kallmann Syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism, eunuchoidism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance.
- Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
- Low haemoglobin: Decreased concentration of haemoglobin in the blood.
- Low libido: Reduced sexual drive or desire.
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
- Male infertility: When a male is not able to produce offspring
- Masculinisation: Increased male physical appearance in females
- Menopause: End of female reproductive years
- Metoclopramide -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Metoclopramide during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Miscarriage: Symptoms related to miscarriage or stillbirth.
- Myotonic Dystrophy: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2.
- Myxedema: The most severe form of hypothyroidism characterized by swelling of extremities and face.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
- Ovarian cancer: A condition which is characterized by a malignancy that is located in the ovary
- Ovarian cysts: Cysts which are located in the ovaries
- Ovary conditions: Any condition that affects a female ovary
- Ovary symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ovaries
- Pelvic inflammatory disease: A condition which is characterized by an infection which is located in the upper female genital tract
- Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
- Pituitary conditions: Any condition that affects the pituitary
- Pituitary tumors, adult: A benign or cancer tumor that develops in the tissue of the pituitary gland in adults. The pituitary gland produces various hormones and some pituitary tumors (functioning tumors) can affect the secretion of one or more of these hormones resulting in a range of symptoms depending on the exact location of the tumor. Some pituitary tumors do not affect hormone production (nonfunctioning tumors).
- Polycystic ovary syndrome: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately 5% of all women.
- Polyp: A usually benign growth protruding from a mucous membrane.
- Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Medroxyprogesterone acetate: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Medroxyprogesterone acetate has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
- Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
- Progestagen -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Progestagen during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Prolactinoma: Benign cancer of the pituitary gland producing prolactin.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sexual symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sexual organs
- Sheehan Syndrome: A rare condition that occurs in women who suffer a severe uterine hemorrhage during childbirth. The resulting blood loss may damage the pituitary gland and result in hypopituitarism.
- Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Thyroid disorders: Any medical condition which affects the thyroid
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Turner Syndrome: Rare chromosome syndrome with one X but no second X or Y chromosome.
- Uterine Cancer: Cancer of the uterus.
- Uterine fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.
- Uterus conditions: Any condition that affects the female uterus
- Vagina, absence of: A condition characterised by the absence of a vagina at birth
- Vaginal symptoms: Symptoms related to the vagina
- Vaginismus: Vaginal entrance muscle spasms triggered by sex
- Vitamin A deficiency: Dietary deficiency of vitamin A
- Vitamin B deficiency: When there is a deficiency of vitamin B in the body
- Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.
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