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Untreated Gonorrhea And Infertility
Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge.In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube(abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, the chance of infertility from one episode of gonorrhea is about 10%. It goes up a lot with each subsequent infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea. These infections are mostly preventable with always using condoms and limiting your number of sexual partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Sorry, "possible" is all anyone can tell you online - you need formal evaluation, particularly for tubal problems, to get a realistic answer. ...Read more
Probably not: Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), i.e. fallopian tube infection, usually with severe abdominal pain, often fever. PID can result in infertility, but usually does not. Milder infections cause infertility less often. So most likely no problem with fertility. I hope she has taken steps to reduce her STD risk -- safer partners, condoms, etc. Good luck to her. ...Read more
How long before gonorrhea causes sperm reduction, infertility, and spreads to blood / joints in men? Need to know if i infected my ex gf 4 months back
Untreated Gonorrhea: This is a difficult question because there is no one right answer. It is very rare to have disseminated gonorrhea. But, the common question here is could one have been infected for months and not know it. And, the answer to that is a resounding yes. Your ex-girlfriend should be tested and/or treated. ...Read more
Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to complications in women such as infertility, can a month be long enough to cause that damage? apt coming
Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me what can happen if you have gonorrhea and it is left untreated for a period of time (1-2 years)?
Untreated GC: Untreated gonorrhea: a woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility ; ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis ; more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood ; joints. It can even lead to death. ...Read more
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