What are the possible complications of urethritis?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Complications, such as stricture, stenosis, or abscess formation, are quite rare. Concomitant epididymitis or prostatitis is not uncommon.

PID and tubo-ovarian abscess are known complications of urethritis in females that may predispose to infertility. In addition, increasing evidence shows that genital chlamydial infection in males may predispose to infertility. In addition, both Chlamydia and U urealyticum can impair sperm and adversely affect semen parameters. [13, 14, 15]


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