The prognosis for developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract is good in most cases. However, some conditions can be fatal. For example, if a cloacal abnormality results in the baby being born with only one opening on the bottom, urine and feces cannot drain out of the body, a potentially life threatening condition.
Difficulty with sex and infertility are among the risks of developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract that go undiagnosed. Women may develop painful lumps in the abdomen that must be surgically removed. Some disorders may lead to a woman having multiple pre-term births or miscarriages.
A major concern for babies with ambiguous genitalia is improperly assigning a gender to a child based on the appearance of sex organs. Girls with female chromosomes, but raised as a boy due to improper sex assignment, may experience severe psychological problems.