Infections affect sperm quality
According to the results of the study, some infections in the genital canal affect the sperm negatively. Infections are detrimental to sperm count, movement and vitality. Infections that affect fertilization; chlamydia trachomatis, ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma.
Chlamydia Trachomatis infection
Chlamydia Trachomatis infection is a common sexually transmitted disease. It occurs especially in people under the age of 25. The worst part of the disease is that people do not realize the symptoms and are carriers. It is very likely to be seen in people who have a sexual relationship with many partners. The symptoms are; odorless vaginal discharge, groin pain, pain during sexual intercourse, burning while urinating.
Chlamydia infection, which causes infertility when not treated, also increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy. In men, it causes epididymis infection, causing discomfort to the person.
Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infection
Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infection affects both men and women. If left untreated, it can be passed on to the baby during birth. The type of infection that does not show any symptoms is determined by a culture test. Frequently encountered symptoms show symptoms similar to urinary tract infections in women.
Infections known as the cause of infertility can cause kidney inflammation, sperm disorder, and recurrent miscarriage.
It is a disease that can be treated with antibiotics. In the treatment applied in cures, the patient is monitored and the treatment can be continued if needed.
Advice for preventing infections
Infections that cause infertility may not be asymptomatic. The person may be a patient without realizing it, or may be a carrier. For this reason, it is important to carry out regular checks and follow up. Monitoring the changes by self-monitoring facilitates the diagnosis of infection. When an infection symptom or diagnosis is made, the person should not only be treated, but should go to a partner – doctor control for prevention.
Some precautions that can be taken are;
– Paying attention to body hygiene
Preferring cotton underwear
– Not using narrow and synthetic fabrics in underwear
– Discharges, groin pains should be monitored