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Can Having Gonorrhea Go Untreated For 6 To 7 Months Make You Infertile
Yes: Unfortunately, the chance of infertility from one episode of gonorrhea is about 10%. It goes up a lot with each subsequent infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea. These infections are mostly preventable with always using condoms and limiting your number of sexual partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Sorry, "possible" is all anyone can tell you online - you need formal evaluation, particularly for tubal problems, to get a realistic answer. ...Read more
Probably not: Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), i.e. fallopian tube infection, usually with severe abdominal pain, often fever. PID can result in infertility, but usually does not. Milder infections cause infertility less often. So most likely no problem with fertility. I hope she has taken steps to reduce her STD risk -- safer partners, condoms, etc. Good luck to her. ...Read more
How long before gonorrhea causes sperm reduction, infertility, and spreads to blood / joints in men? Need to know if i infected my ex gf 4 months back
Untreated Gonorrhea: This is a difficult question because there is no one right answer. It is very rare to have disseminated gonorrhea. But, the common question here is could one have been infected for months and not know it. And, the answer to that is a resounding yes. Your ex-girlfriend should be tested and/or treated. ...Read more
Yes, Serious Problem: Untreated, gonorrhea can infect any of the areas along the male and female reproductive system. It can spread into the blood stream causing pockets of infection (abscess) anywhere in the body. It can infect the joints, heart (heart valve infections), brain (meningitis). It can form abscess in the skin and can be cultured from pimple like lesions. It needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will happen if giardiasis and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man ? I am 26 years old man
Gonorrhea: Untreated gonorrhea in men can cause epididymitis - an infection in ducts attached to testicles where sperm mature. This can cause shrinking of the infected testicle, abscesses, and infected sores in the surrounding scrotum area and can ultimately lead to infertility. Am unaware of any infertility issues related to giardia infection in men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me what can happen if you have gonorrhea and it is left untreated for a period of time (1-2 years)?
Untreated GC: Untreated gonorrhea: a woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility ; ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis ; more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood ; joints. It can even lead to death. ...Read more
Two bad ideas: Gonorrhea of the throat is very common and a person owes it both to himself/herself and anybody else who's special to be treated at once. A kiss that's more than a peck can transmit the infection, and i suspect that it's often missed by physicians since there's no history of "oral sex". Love's beautiful and all really good lovers are responsible. ...Read more
Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Very unlikely: DGI is uncommon these days, with only a handful of cases each year in the US. It usually occurs within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea. And almost all gonorrhea is cleared by the immune system within a few months, without antibiotic treatment. It is very rare for anyone to have gonorrhea for 3 years. ...Read more
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I have untreated gonorrhea I only took doxycicline for 7days after the symptoms hope it won't have affected my fertility yet? Its just 38days
Not ideal treatment: Was doxycycline the only treatment you took for gonorrhea? It's not a recommended treatment (in Nigeria or anywhere else). However, if your symptoms cleared up and have not returned, most likely you are cured. If symptoms continue or any doubt, see a doctor or clinic for re-treatment. Even without treatment, gonorrhea rarely affects fertility in men, but commonly does so in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life-ruiner: He can end up with a urethral stricture and never pee normally again, or scarring in the epididymis that can keep him in pain or unable to be a father. She can end up with scarring in the oviducts that may make pregnancy impossible or have the pregnancy occur in the wrong place. Please don't neglect treatment. ...Read more
What happens if gonorrhea is untreated for 3 months in a female? Can I be treated without a test if I've previously had it?
Here are some...: Screening STD, esp. chlamydia and gonorrhea, has been easy. So & reasonable, you may be presumptively treated for gono after relating prior diagnosis for gono to your doctor, if s/he agrees, despite being free of symptoms. of course, have partner treated and followed & keep monogamous. Known to us, no treatment for gono has higher risk to develop chronic PID affecting fertility. More? Ask doctor.. ...Read more
I had the sti gonorrhea for about 1week bt I felt so ashamed I left it untreated. It has disappeared..its like I never has it. Is this normal?
Need treatment now: Women often have little or no symptoms of gonorrhea. However treatment is imperative because of serious risk of PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease) Please see Dr or visit a clinic for treatment. Also vitally important that you inform all sexual partners for their sake & to prevent them for passing it on. Treatment & prevention are more important than feeling ashamed. Please get treated now. ...Read more
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