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   Infertility
 
Definition:
Incapable of or unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy over a considerable period of time (as a year) despite of determined attempts by heterosexual intercourse without contraception.
 
Medical terms related to infertility :
Sterility, Infertile, Sterile
 
Causes of infertility in females: 
o Ovulation Dysfunction (Amenorrhea)
o Fallopian Tube Disorder (e.g. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
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Endometriosis:
The presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility.
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is marked by amenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, and ovarian enlargement and is usually initiated by an elevated level of luteinizing hormone, androgen, or estrogen; called also polycystic ovarian disease, polycystic ovary disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome.
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome:
Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder of coagulation which causes thrombosis in both arteries and veins, as well as recurrent miscarriage; called also Hughes syndrome.
   
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