Female infertility

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What is female infertility?

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.

Common symptoms reported by people with female infertility

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with female infertility

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clomid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
female infertility (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
female infertility (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
female infertility (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Femara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
female infertility (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with female infertility, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with female infertility

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clomid)
Perceived effectiveness
for female infertility (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Breast tenderness 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
female infertility (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for female infertility (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
female infertility (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
female infertility (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Chronic constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Femara)
Perceived effectiveness
for female infertility (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Melancholy Nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
female infertility (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
Pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with female infertility, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has female infertility on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 32
30s 143
40s 102
50s 22
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 29
20-29 years 52
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

98% Female
2% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 136
Not Diagnosed 41

These charts show data from female infertility patients who have completed their condition history
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