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how long can you have chlamydia before infertility

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: It implies that you are putting yourself, or your partner is, for other sexually transmissible diseases.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: About 15% of females with untreated chlamydia can develop pelvic inflammatory diseases which in some cases can lead to infertility. Sterility in men i ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most like ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: You only need to have one infection that can lead to pelvic inflammory disease which can lead damage of fallopian tubes and infertility. Partner shou ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
#Infections: Untreated chlamydia can cause damage as can multiple infections. Three infections has a very high rate of blocked tubes (about 75%). So, protect yours ... Read More
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: some people never become infertile even with chlamydia. depending on the severity some people with chlamydia will become infertile. everyone is dif ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
35 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: If treated, chlamydia can be cured. Sexually active women under 25 should be tested. Untreated, about 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will devel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Days: If it's going to cause a problem, it would be merely days after the infection was cleared that one would see fewer or no sperm in the semen.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
They don't: Males mostly do not develop infertility from chlamydia infection, though females very often do.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertil ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Chlamydia can cause infertility and unfortunately can be present for long periods of time without symptoms. A study we once did showed that 28% of wom ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: This infection can damage reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irrevers ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No safe interval: There's no 'safe' time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. If female you may (or might not) already ... Read More

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