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how long is it supposed to it take for gonorrhea to effect fertility?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) suffer some damage to your tubes very quickly; males rarely become infertile from gonorrheainfection.

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How long does it take for untreated gonorrhea to effect fertility?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Immediate: There is no real time limit to the effects of gonorrhea. A cervical infection of any type can obstruct the cervix. Chronic infection causes prolonged inflammation that can prevent pregnancy. After the acute phase of illness, scar tissue is constantly remodeled. The healing process can block the fallopian tubes years into future. Any evidence of cervical infection should be treated immediately.
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How long does it take for Neisseria gonorrhoeae to reduce fertility?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
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It can be quick: It's possible for this infection to have a rapid negative effect on fertility.

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