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Can having gonorrhea go untreated for 6 to 7 months make you infertile?

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 more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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If I had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am I infertile?

If I had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am I infertile?

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

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What are the chances of being infertile if you have had undiagnosed gonorrhea for two years?

What are the chances of being infertile if you have had undiagnosed gonorrhea for two years?

Depends: Depends on the inflammation process. How far did it go. Where your fallopian tubes affected. Talk to your gynecologist or urologist. ...Read more

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My friend had gonorrhea and chlymadia three times in the past does this mean she infertile?

My friend had gonorrhea and chlymadia three times in the past does this mean she infertile?

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

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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

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

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If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

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 more

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What will happen if giardiasis and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man? I am 26 years old man

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 more

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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

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What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

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

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

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 more

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What complications can result from untreated gonorrhea?

Complications: Untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women. It can cause epidydimitis in men. Disseminated gonorrhea spreads through the blood and can cause a high fever, swelling & pain of joints & a rash. ...Read more

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

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

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Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

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

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 more

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How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

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

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Is gonorrhea (untreated for 3 months) visible when a female is internally checked?

Not always visible: Gonorrhea is not always visible. That is why GC cultures are done and sent to the lab for examination. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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Will augmentin 875mg 10days cure untreated gonorrhea Chlamydia?

Will augmentin 875mg 10days cure untreated gonorrhea Chlamydia?

Hard to say: Gonorrhea can be resistant to any penicillin like antibiotic, including Augmentin. Chlamydia is also resistant to Augmentin. If you believe you have acquired one or both of these you need proper testing to see what if any you have along with any others that may be present. Treatment if needed can be based on what is found & use effective drugs. ...Read more

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After seven days from being treated from gonorrhea and chlamydia it's it ok to have oral sex without infecting my partner?

Yes: Your treatment should be sufficient, but make sure your partner was checked/treated and is clean as well; you don't want a ping-pong reinfection cycle to start. ...Read more

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This embarrassing but I had gonnorhea two times in my past and chylamadia one time could I be infertile?

Don't know enough: Info to try to answer this. Did you ever have PID? I would ask your physician who has more knowledge about the details. ...Read more

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For what length of time can gonorrhea go unnoticed?

Indefinitely: Can be unnoticed more, longer & often indefinitely in women. Most men are well aware within 14 days. ...Read more

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Female positive for gonorrhea but malle negative. What's going on?

Two possibilities: Two possibilities: (1) the female got it from someone else, or (2) they didn't test the male the right way. A urine test only tells you whether the male has gonorrhea in the urethra (penis). Rectal and throat swabs are necessary to find out whether he has it in one of those locations. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get tested for gonorrhea? I am in college and don't want it on my record or insurance.

Where do I go to get tested for gonorrhea? I am in college and don't want it on my record or insurance.

VD clinic.: Or call around to find clinic or dr. Who will do the test anonymously and let you pay directly. Please inform any sex partners if test is positive. ...Read more

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Hey I'm against taking any sorts of non natural medicines, so it's there a natural way for my gonorrhea to go away?

Hey I'm against taking any sorts of non natural medicines, so it's there a natural way for my gonorrhea to go away?

Good grief, NO!!!: If you suspect gonorrhea from symptoms (abnormal penile discharge, often with painful urination) or a sex partner diagnosed with it, you MUST be treated with antibiotics. It might clear on its own, but only after many weeks, leaving behind serious damage in you, a partner or both. This infection is 1000 times more dangerous than any antibiotic or other "non-natural" medication. Get care TODAY!!! ...Read more

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Treated for gonorrhea twice. Tested negative for HIV 5 mos after 1st contact but only 7 days after last sex. Same guy. Should I test again? Thanks

Risky business: In individuals at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases either through sex w/multiple partners or having sex monogamously on your part w/a partner w/multiple contacts recommendations 1, 2 & 3: condoms! Consider HIV testing every 6 mo and if you have symptoms of acute retroviral (hiv)syndrome (fever, sore throat, headache, rash, swollen lymph nodes). High risk should also consider prep. ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years?

Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years?

Yes, but. ..: Yes, it may, and not uncommon after initial symptoms but not often with no initial flare. Nonetheless, seek counseling and testing if in doubt. In reality, you may do nothing as long as being asymptomatic or not in the category of high risk like multiple partners, promiscuity, anal..., etc. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more