Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Infertility


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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

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Infertility includes:

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:

Underlying conditions discussion: Of all infertile women, at least 15 percent are infertile because of tubal damage caused by PID.1

PCOS can negatively affect fertility since it can prevent ovulation. Some women with PCOS have menstrual periods, but do not ovulate.2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
2. excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC

Last revision: Nov 26, 2003

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