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Can PID cause infertility if left untreated?

Can PID cause infertility if left untreated?

Yes: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can lead to scarring of reproductive organs and cause decreased fertility. PID is estimated to cause around 100,000 women to become infertile in the US every year. Chances of infertility due to PID become more likely each additional time a woman contracts PID. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause cancer if left untreated?

Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause cancer if left untreated?

No cancer risk: Bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria, is not known to cause cancer or increase the risk of cancer. No worries there. However, it increases the risk of fallopian tube infection and premature delivery, if pregnant. If you have BV, there is no reason you should leave it untreated. Even recurrent BV usually can be prevented with proper care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a varicocele cause testicular failure if gone untreated?

Can a varicocele cause testicular failure if gone untreated?

Not failure per se: But ti can compromise sperm counts and fertility. Usually the non-affected testicle can function normally. ...Read more

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Can having chlamydia cause permanent infertility?

Can having chlamydia cause permanent infertility?

Chlamydia/fertility: If the woman has tubal damage then the couples needs to resort to ivf. ...Read more

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Can a prolapsed uterus cause death if left untreated ?

Can a prolapsed uterus cause death if left untreated ?

Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn , it should never get to a critical point. ...Read more

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Can untreated PID cause lymphoma?

Can untreated PID cause lymphoma?

In a word NO: While there are cases of solid tumors arising in a site of prior insult, ie "scar carcinomas" and the potential of lymphoma in areas of prior chronic inflammation, ie think this direct link would be a stretch. ...Read more

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Can hydrosalpinx be dangerous if left untreated?

Can hydrosalpinx be dangerous if left untreated?

Rarely, but may hurt: We mostly treat hydrosalpinx - a fallopian tube that is blocked at the end furthest from the uterus, swollen and fluid-filled - to improve fertility if 1-sided or both sides. Some women with a hydrosalpinx suffer from chronic pelvic pain, including painful intercourse, while others have no symptoms. A hydrosalpinx can get acutely re-infected causing pain and fever: pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

Depends : It is difficult to say who will get infertility after pid - of course the sooner it's caught - the better but even when it's caught early it can still cause problems. ...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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Once infected with a std/sti how long left untreated can it cause either infertility or other problems?

Depends which STD: Also depends upon gender. I.E. Hiv?Aids does not impair fertility until subject is bebilitated from their diease. Syphilis, hpv & candidiasis do not significantly impair fertility. Trichomona and chlamydia infections are major causes of female infertility in women, if not not treated early and they develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Less likely in males. Same 4 g0norrhea in both sexes. ...Read more

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If an old chlamydia infection went unknown/untreated, would it definitely lead to PID and infertility?

If an old chlamydia infection went unknown/untreated, would it definitely lead to PID and infertility?

Maybe: Infertility due to damage to the fallopian tubes and or pid are possible outcomes for chlamydia. Whether or not it would always happen is unclear. Antibiotics treatment for another problem (bronchitis, sinus infection) might also cure an unknown chlamydia infection, the person might never test positive or know they had it and show up infertile for no known reason. ...Read more

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How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

Treat Immediately: Treat pid as soon as it is diagnosed. There is nothing in the literature that mentions how long pid can go untreated without complications. I would guess if untreated, depending on the specifics (infecting organism, extent of infection, patient's immunologic response etc.) the complications may already be in place at diagnosis or within a few days of diagnosis. Get treated immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but i've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Different problems: Chlamydia infects the urinary tract, so technically is a type of UTI. However, normal UTIs are entirely different medical problems from chlamydia. Neither one causes the other. UTIs are not caught from other people: natural bacteria from the intestine cause them. Chlamydia is only caught by sex with another person who already has it. There are no exceptions. Does that help clear things up? ...Read more

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How long can cervicitis be left untreated before you become infertile?

How long can cervicitis be left untreated before you become infertile?

Unknown, because: Cervicitis likely does not make you infertile. No link is established, sounds like big time rumor. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility even after the disease is treated?

Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility even after the  disease is treated?

Tb Lymphadenitis: TB is a systemic disease. It can cause infertility. The chances reduce after proper anti tuberculous treatment. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause infertility without having tubal blockage?

Can chlamydia cause infertility without having tubal blockage?

Yes: Chlamydia seem to target the sensitive membranes of the Fallopian tubes and infestation can bring scarring. That scarring can impair the normal movement of eggs to the uterus and make chances of a life threatening tubal pregnancy possible. ...Read more

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Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid, or any other problems?

Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid,  or any other problems?

Possibly: If you were without symptoms and now get treated everything should be ok. It is the bad infections that do lead to pid & lead to infertility problems . Good example of why you should always have protected sex because you never know when you will pick something up and women often don't have symptoms. ...Read more