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How long does it take for a woman with chlamydia to become infertile

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 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days: As short as 7 days or less. However, many women may not be symptomatic for a long time, weeks or longer. Some may have no symptoms at all.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Can be one episode: Pid can lead to scarring inside the fallopian tubes after a single episode, particularly if it is not treated early. This scarring can lead to inferti ... Read More
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A 35-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
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
Variable: All chlamydia infections, male or female, should be treated immediately with antibiotics. Some women may harbor chlamydia in the cervix and pass it on ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get w ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: This question s/b directed to a ob/gyn.

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