What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

Poor growth. Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea. The effect on the intestine often leads to poor absorbtion of nutrients and subsequent weight loss. It can cause failure to thrive in infants.

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What will happen if giardiasis and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man? I am 26 years old man

What possible reason. Would you have for not getting treatment?--please do right away!--yes gonorrhea could effect fertility if untreated--see your pcp! Read more...
Gonorrhea. Untreated gonorrhea in men can cause epididymitis - an infection in ducts attached to testicles where sperm mature. This can cause shrinking of the infected testicle, abscesses, and infected sores in the surrounding scrotum area and can ultimately lead to infertility. Am unaware of any infertility issues related to giardia infection in men. Read more...