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Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Yes, sometimes: Trichomonas is an std caused by a single-celled parasite (it has 4 flagellae "tails" and can "swim"). In men, trichomonas infections have been reported to cause decreased sperm count and decreased sperm movement, leading to a greater risk of infertility. In women, trichomonas increases the risk of infertility by causing pelvic inflammatory disease in the fallopian tubes and connected areas. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more


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Can gonorrhea lead to aids?

Can gonorrhea lead to aids?

No: However, unprotected sex can leave you with both. We can't cure HIV infection like we can gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can daily masturbation lead to sterility?

Can daily masturbation lead to sterility?

No: If it did, the human race might die out. Especially, most teenaged males enjoy their bodies around once a day. Daily ejaculation reduces sperm counts slightly because less fluid is absorbed. There are people who want to manipulate you who will tell you that this will make it harder to become a father. This is simply not true, and i'm sorry somebody troubled you in this way. ...Read more

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Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

2 different mechanis: For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies. If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Maybe,other concerns: While there is some evidence that HIV may affect fertility, it is far from clear that it does. People who get HIV are also more likely to have stis such as gonorrhea and chlamydia that definately do, and HIV drugs can be an issue. The real concern is the risk of transmitting HIV to ones partner and there are assisted reproductive technologies that may reduce that risk. ...Read more

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Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

ONLY IF TRICH: Trichomoniasis, sometimes referred to as "trich", is a common cause of vaginitis. It is a sexually transmitted disease. If you have an untreated infection that is "Trich" than it is already trich and you need to be treted. Another infection will not turn into Trich. An untreated partner can transmit this disease to you if they have it. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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Can stis lead to problems with pregnancy?

Can stis lead to problems with pregnancy?

It is possible : If you think you are pregnant and have an STI see your ob/gyn for a test. Many stds can be cured with no harmful effects to the fetus if caught early. ...Read more

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Can hematospermia lead to permanent infertility?

Can hematospermia lead to permanent infertility?

Cause is important: The cause of the blood in the sperm sample is important to identify whether infertility may be transient or permanents. I would recommend urologic evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Not typically: A spermatocele is a dilation of the an epididymal tubule. However, any attempt to remove a spermatocele may result in obstruction of the epididymis. ...Read more

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Can pre-ejaculate lead to stis?

Can pre-ejaculate lead to stis?

Yes: Anything that can be transmitted by semen can be transmitted by preseminal fluid...Including hiv. ...Read more

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How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia infections that are not diagnosed early, but spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes can cause pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Pid may damage the tube, which then may result in an ectopic pregnancy. For women, chlamydia infections do not have obvious symptoms and pid can be very difficult to diagnose. Chlamydia can be transmitted to an infant during childbirth if the mother has it. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation lead to testicular infection?

Can excessive masturbation lead to testicular infection?

Masturbation: is not a cause of infection (unless one engages in dangerous masturbatory practices). ...Read more

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Can lubricant lead to vaginal infection?

Can lubricant lead to vaginal infection?

Possibly: If you have an allergy or if the lubricant alters the bacteria of your vagina, an infection may occur. In general, over the counter vaginal lubricants are very safe to use and infection is not common as a result of their use. ...Read more

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Does HPV infection lead to infertility?

Does HPV infection lead to infertility?

Yes, maybe: Yes - hpv causes cellular changes to the cervix, vaginal and vulva leading to cancer and precancerous lesions that may need ot be removed. This could include proceedures such as leeps or loops that remove part of the cervix. This can cause incompetent cervix leading to difficulty with getting pregnant or continuing a pregnancy. It may also lead to the need to remove the whole uterus and cervix. ...Read more

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Can infections lead to vaginal cancer?

Can infections lead to vaginal cancer?

Yes and depends: Specifically hpv which is linked to cervix, anal, oropharynx cancer can also raise risk of vaginal cancer. This usually occurs in women in their 60's-70's as we've stopped using des. Also remember cervix dysplasia or cancer is a risk for vaginal dysplasia & cancer. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause a woman to be infertile?

Can chlamydia cause a woman to be infertile?

It's possible : Chlamydia can scar the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility. With that said, not all women with chlamydia have scarring or have difficulty with getting pregnant. But infertility is a known complication of chlamydia infection. If you think you are infected, see your doctor immediately. There are simple tests and antibiotic treatments for chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can UTI lead to miscarriage?

Can UTI lead to  miscarriage?

No but...: If a UTI is untreated in pregnancy it can lead to pyelonephritis which can possibly lead to miscarriage if not treated promptly. ...Read more