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can lymes disease cause infertility

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly but...: Chronic lyme is a complex illness that is reported to cause virtually any symptom, so yes, it could cause infertility, but those most ill with lyme ha ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In the early stages, it can cause fever.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO: Early lyme disease often causes symptoms such as fever (usually mild), fatigue, headache, muscle/joint pains, swollen glands & a bulls-eye rash starti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unexpected: Unexpected. Look for the usual culprits.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you are concerned about celiac disease causing infertility, discuss testing with your physician. Patients with celiac disease and infertility are ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
I have never: Seen it listed as a cause of low testosterone.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbala ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Yes non Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare complication of celiac disease
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, can do: Specially if not treated promptly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experie ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chevon Rariy
13 years experience Endocrinology
Associated not cause: If a person has Addison's disease (primary problem with the adrenal glands in which they do not produce enough Cortisol hormones) caused by autoimmu ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, no: The studies show that dentin is not recognized as a self structure by the immunologic system, being the component of the tooth makes it impossible. Ho ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Untreated pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) does not cause lymphoma. I did find a case report of pid being misdiagnosed, and it was eventually found o ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease is known to cause every possible symptom including hair loss. However, this could also be related to hypothyroidism (which Lyme can cause ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It is from your hormones other than thyroid.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: To cause infertility directly, one has to have TB directly affect the reproductive system . In other cases of TB, like you describe, infertility from ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Depending on the intensity of the illness, lyme disease as will most other infections, cause a change in your baseline Insulin needs. Some who are rec ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is not genetic. It is an infectious disease.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
There can be,depends: The germs can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic illness: Anxiety is not a feature of celiac disease but you may feel anxious on accidental or inadvertent exposure to gluten especially when eating out at rest ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.

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