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Doctor insights on: Common St Ds That Cause Infertility In Females

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Can STDs cause infertility?

Can STDs cause infertility?

Yes!: Yes, many stds can cause serious pelvic and genital inflammation and scarring that may ultimately lead to infertility. Others, like hpv, may necessitate the removal of parts of your anatomy making pregnancy impossible. ...Read more

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Which std's can cause infertility in men?

Which std's can cause infertility in men?

Many: There is a long list of std's that can cause infertility in men such as mumps, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis and others. There are many other conditions both anatomical as well as environmental that can cause infertility in men. The first step is to do a semen analysis and if abnormal x 2 to see a fertility specialist or a urologist for further evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Once infected with a std/sti, how long can you leave it untreated? Will it cause infertility?

It depends: Some stis such as chlamydia and gonorrheas cause infertility and should be treated asap. Others such hpv and herpes generally do not affect fertility but that does not mean they should necessarily be ignored. ...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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Which STDs make you infertile and how long would you have to have it for?

Which STDs make you infertile and how long would you have to have it for?

Gonorrhea, chlamydia: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the most common culprits. While they do not always cause infertility they can damage the tubes very quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for an STD to lead to complete infertility ?

Varies: Depends upon to which std you are referring. Even if we focus on one of the more common leading to infertility, e.g., chlamydia, this focuses on the degree of inflammation created in that person's fallopian tubes and elsewhere, and how long it goes on. Sometimes scarred and obstructed tubes can be reopened by skilled surgeons, sometimes not. There are other ways in which infertility occurs. ...Read more

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How long can an untreated STD last before you turn infertile?

Need to be treated : The longer you have an untreated std and the higher the number of episodes of std he higher the chances of infertility, mainly blockage of the fallopian tubes. The chances of blocked tube is ~ 12% after one pelvic infection, 23% after 2 and 53% after 3. Antibiotics treatment and the use of condoms as well as bcp is highly recommended. ...Read more