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Can an e.Coli infection make me infertile?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Not likely
If e coli causes inflammation of the testes or the passages leading from the testes to the urethra, there is the theoretical possibility of infertility.
Most e coli infections involve the urinary tract and do not cause infertility.

In brief: Not likely
If e coli causes inflammation of the testes or the passages leading from the testes to the urethra, there is the theoretical possibility of infertility.
Most e coli infections involve the urinary tract and do not cause infertility.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Sometimes
It depends where the infection is.
E coli infection in the form of an abscess in the pelvis or causing pelvic infection in general can lead to scarring. The scarring can damage the fallopian tubes and/or the ovaries making it more difficult o become pregnant. On the other hand, a urine infection with e coli should not have any effect of fertility.

In brief: Sometimes
It depends where the infection is.
E coli infection in the form of an abscess in the pelvis or causing pelvic infection in general can lead to scarring. The scarring can damage the fallopian tubes and/or the ovaries making it more difficult o become pregnant. On the other hand, a urine infection with e coli should not have any effect of fertility.
Dr. Michael Traub
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