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how long does it take for chlamydia infections to cause infertility in women?

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Dr. Michael Murray
28 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 to their partners without the bacteria causing infertility. Alternatively, some women may have the infection for only one day before it infects, scars and permanently blocks the fallopian tubes.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
Not always: One episode of this infection, diagnosed and treated early is not likely to cause infertility.
Answered on Oct 30, 2017
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