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Can Streptococcal Infections Make Me Sterile
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
3 different issues: Latent TB may present many different ways, as lung or skin issues or even as an incidental find on a routine xray. Annual ppds should find it if positive. Tb is a fungus mycobacterium and may be transmitted person to person via resp pathway or via birds as in mai you should see an md for testing if concerned. ...Read more
Yes: Drinking too much alcohol can affect your fertility. Alcoholism can affect the hormone system of your body, as well as affect the nutrition that you get out of food. These effects may resolve after you stop drinking, or they may become permanent. However, you should not count on alcohol making you sterile or impossible to father or conceive a child. Also, you should not drink while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: This germ can strike the sensitive areas within your fallopian tubes and make your chance of natural conception less likely. Your obgyn can do some testing to see if these have been effected. If they have, and you still have healthy ovaries, you could have kids using the assistance of ivf to bypass the problem. ...Read more
Hopefully nothing. : If it was a non-catheterized specimen, this could very well be contamination. If you are not having any UTI symptoms, you really don't need to do anything. ...Read more
I know streptococcus bacteria cause strep throat - can they also cause ear infections? Is there a vaccine available for these bacteria?
Maybe: Gonorrhea can infect a woman's uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes, leading to ectopic pregnancies and infertility. Avoiding multiple sexual partners, avoiding std's, and treating any symptoms promptly are good ways to prevent complications from gonorrhea infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug resistant TB: The tubercle bacillus that causes TB is very slow growing, and requires consistent, long term treatment to eradicate. Multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant TB have come about largely due to inadequate treatment that has allowed for drug resistance to emerge. If one doesn't take the drugs for the full course some bacilli will survive and may then become drug resistant. ...Read more
Almost certainly not: Cellulitis is a skin infection and generally doesn't penetrate below skin level. Therefore, it is unlikely your scrotal contents (testicles, blood vessels, sperm tubes) will be harmful, except maybe in unusually severe infections. Check with your doctor, but probably there is no reason to worry about your fertility. ...Read more
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