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Do St Ds Effect Fertility
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can fertility be restored if it was lost due to an std? I am a 20 year old female who has a child, but has been unable to have another. I've had an STD before and i believe that it is the reason why.
It depends....: What STD? Explan why you "believe" the STD is the cause of your infertility. Has infertility been professionally evaluated? Has your doctor said the cause? If you had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that blocked your tubes, it will be difficult to conceive, but treatment may still be possible, e.g. special surgery or in vitro fertilization. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?
Very common: Chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) may be the same, as you seem to know. Very common. Inflammation sometimes is present, e.g. white blood cells in prostate fluid or urine. I can't judge if past prostate injury is contributing. CP/CPPS pain often is felt in testicles, but no actual testicular problem. It's not known to affect fertility. Keep working w/ your urologist. ...Read more
Lots!: There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv). You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Common STD-related symptoms may include, not limited to, the following: Gono / chlamydia - burning peeing, urethral / vaginal discharge, etc.; herpes - itching, sore, painful blisters at sites, etc.; trich - frothy fishy discharge, painful sex, etc.; syphilis - painless lesions with indurated margin, etc. at early stage, - nerve deficiency at its very late stage as neurosyphilis, etc.; ... ...Read more
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