Difficulty in urination does indeed have a serious impact on the health and daily life of male patients, and male urethritis is prone to inducing urinary disorders. In addition, male urethritis is a highly recurrent disease that, if not cured in a timely manner, can have a significant impact on the patient's endurance.
Question: Can urethritis lead to infertility?
Male experts: Urethritis can lead to infertility. In infertile couples, especially those with unknown causes, the proportion of pathogens such as Chlamydia and Mycoplasma in male semen is much higher than that of normal individuals. Therefore, it can be considered that these pathogens are one of the factors leading to infertility.
1. Causes of urethral stricture and ejaculation disorders: Urethritis can lead to urethral stricture and ejaculation dysfunction. Urethral infections can directly affect the epithelium of the urethra, forming scars in the affected area. When this situation is severe, it can cause urethral stricture, causing difficulty in urination, and can also cause obstacles to ejaculation.
2. Recurrent episodes of urethritis pose a threat to life. Although urethritis is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, it often recurs and affects the patient's daily life, causing significant physiological and psychological harm to the human body. Although it is difficult to calculate the prevalence of male urethritis at present, according to the incidence rate of women and the characteristic that urethritis can be transmitted through sexual contact, it is certain that there should be more than a few men suffering from trichomoniasis vaginalis.
3. It can lead to infertility. In infertile couples, especially those with unknown causes, the proportion of pathogens such as Chlamydia and Mycoplasma in male semen is much higher than that of normal individuals. Therefore, it can be considered that these pathogens are one of the factors leading to infertility.
4. Male urethritis can be accompanied by orchitis, epididymitis, prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, epididymal nodules, fallopian tube obstruction, decreased sperm quantity and quality, impotence, premature ejaculation, etc.
Linyi modern male urology experts kindly remind that if male urethritis is not treated in a timely manner, it is easy to cause inflammatory diseases such as male seminal vesiculitis, epididymitis, orchitis, etc. These all have a significant impact on the patient's health, and long-term male urethritis can also cause male infertility.