Complications could include:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Kidney Failure
- Painful Urination
- Neonatal Conjunctivitis
- Gonococcal Conjunctivitis
- Pain With Intercourse
- Pelvic Abscess
- Gonococcal Pharyngitis
- Disseminated Gonorrhea
- Fallopian Tube Infection
- Reiter's Syndrome
Many couples find that fertility treatments actually drive them apart, so before you begin trying to conceive, take time to talk with your partner.
Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying, or after six months if you are 35 or older. One-third of infertility cases are due to male-only problems, one-third to female-only problems, and the final one-thir...
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, which produces a fluid found in semen. The inflammation may spread to the area around the prostate. Causes include bladder infection, STDs, and injuries to the prostate.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women caused by bacteria. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.
UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a fairly common condition. According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House (NKUDIC), approximately three percent of children in the United States get a UTI each year ...
Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the tube located at the back of the testicles that stores and carries sperm. It's usually caused by a bacterial or sexually transmitted infection.
Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose the ability to sufficiently filter waste from the blood. Many factors can interfere with kidney health and function, such as toxic exposure to environmental pollutants and chemical food preservatives, ce...
A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
Peritonitis is the inflammation of a thin layer of tissue inside the abdomen. Caused by bacteria or fungus, it causes tenderness, bloating, fatigue, greying of the skin, and other problems.
Painful urination is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort during urination. This pain may be caused by your: bladder urethra (the tube that carries urine outside your body) perineum (in men, the area between the scrotum and the anus a...
Volvovaginitis is a common infection of the vulva and vagina. Symptoms may include itching, discomfort while urinating, or increased vaginal dischrge.
Sexual dysfunction is any problem that prevents a person from desiring or enjoying sexual activity. It can occur at any stage of sex.
Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse. The same term is used whether the pain results from a medical or a psychosocial problem.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. One of its symptoms is a skin rash containing pink and/or red spots that become filled with pus.
Reiter's syndrome produces inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints due to infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms include mouth ulcers, painful urination, and urethral discharge.