Infertility: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis
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What causes infertility? 12 possible conditions

Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying—or after six months, if you are 35 or older (Mayo Clinic). And it’s not just a woman’s problem. One-third of infertility cases are due to male-only problems, one-third to... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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2

Fibroids

Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Learn about fibroids' major indicators, including heavy bleeding, pelvis pain, cramping, and bloating.

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3

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

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4

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The lining is called the endometrium.

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5

Orchitis

Orchitis is the inflammation of the testicles. It can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. It's commonly caused by the mumps virus.

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6

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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7

Ovarian Cysts

Most women will develop at least one cyst on their ovaries during their lives. In most cases, these cysts are painless and cause no symptoms.

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8

Turner Syndrome (Monosomy X)

Turner syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an abnormality on one of your sex chromosomes. It is also called monosomy X.

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9

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is a condition that affects nearly every woman at some point in her life. Also called abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), DUB is a condition that causes vaginal bleeding to occu...

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10

Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a very small gland of major importance to the functioning of the human body. It is located directly behind the eyes and below the front of the brain. It is about the size of a pea. Despite it...

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11

Hashimoto's Disease

Hashimoto's disease is a condition that damages the thyroid's ability to function properly. It can cause a goiter, or enlarged thyroid, which can make the front of the neck look swollen.

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12

Lead Poisoning

Lead is a toxic metal and a very strong poison. Lead poisoning is serious and sometimes fatal. Discover the causes, treatments, and tips for prevention.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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