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Coimbatore

STI can lead to infertility

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Coimbatore : Complications from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) can lead to infertility or an ectopic pregnancy (an embryo that grows outside the womb), a senior fertility consultant said Thursday..

In fact, if a woman with STI is pregnant, this can also infect her baby, Fertility consultant of NOVA Fertility, Dr Meenakshi said in an interactive session with media persons here.

STI can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women (an infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes) and epididymitis in men (inflammation of the coiled tube beside the testes), she said..

Dr Meenakshi discussed various sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia and Gonorrjhea, two main pelvic infections and said this will lead to infertility both in men and women.

ALICE ( Analysis of Infectious Chronic Endometritis} test, she said, was a microbial essay of the endometrial cavity which helped find the type of infection affecting the uterus and preventing the embryo from getting implanted. It also provides details on upgraded series of antibiotics which are sensitive to the organisms, she said

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