Infertility due to infections

Can infections in Men and women cause infertility? Must read for all..

One knows that there are several causes of male and female infertility. From hormonal imbalance and damage in organs to a certain number of infections, infertility is supposedly taken to be temporary. One may think that with all the medical advances we have come through, we have all the facilities to do away with infertility. We have advanced medically, but that does not mean that all infertility can be treated. There are cases of infertility which does not allow conceiving.

Infertility Due To Infections in Men
The permanence of infertility depends on the individual. Most of the cases (about 70%) of infertility can be treated
using various surgical procedures. Yet, in very rare cases, some chromosomal disorders, genetic disorders, or any inoperable and untreatable scarring due to any surgery can cause infertility.
Here is a list of infections that can cause infertility:
1. Chlamydia
This is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacterial infection. The symptoms include a burning
sensation during urination, swollen testicles, and discharge from the penis. If left untreated, Chlamydia
can cause infertility in men by permanently scarring and blocking the reproductive parts and hampering
sperm production.
2. Gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea is an STI that can cause infertility in men. The symptoms include green, yellow or white
discharge from the penis, dysuria, burning around the penis, and swelling or pain in the testicles. It can lead to
epididymitis and prostate gland infection, which lowers sperm production and its quality.
3. Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma is a sexually transmitted condition that can cause low motility of sperm cells by latching onto
these cells. There are no noticeable symptoms of Mycoplasma unless they are diagnosed as the
cause of infertility.
4. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
UTI is caused by the unwanted growth of bacteria (generally E.coli) in the urine. The symptoms of UTI
include fever, chills and a burning sensation while urinating. The bacteria may spread to reproductive parts
such as testicles, epididymis and other sex glands causing low sperm count and reduced motility.

Infertility Due To Infections in Women
1. Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast Infection
These infections are very common in women. It can cause the internal vaginal flora to become
unbalanced, which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus.

2. Human Papillomavirus Infection
HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease that affects the epithelial cells on the oral or genital
mucous membranes and even other parts of the skin.
3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
This disease is caused by Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and other STDs. An untreated PID can cause scars in
the reproductive organs, which can lead to tubal-factor infertility due to infection.
4. Pelvic Tuberculosis
Sometimes tuberculosis can spread to other parts of the body, such as the uterus and fallopian tubes.
This condition is known as pelvic tuberculosis, and it hampers fertility by causing problems in the
fallopian tubes.
5. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
UTI is very common in women due to their shorter urinary tract. UTI can affect organs such as the uterus,
bladder, and kidney. If one experiences frequent UTIs, then it may get difficult to conceive due to associated
pelvic inflammation, which can cause scarring in the fallopian tubes or affect the ovulation process.

Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive or to carry the baby full term. And it is definitely not a taboo
issue now. With the increase in the number of couples opting for getting treated for their infertility issues, it is quite
obvious that it came out in the open to be discussed openly. With treatments, including surgeries, IVF procedures etc. It is now giving infertile couples the joy of parenthood.
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