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how does chlamydia block the pathways of sperm and ovum?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Damage tube: Chlamydia infection causes damage to the cells of the fallopian tube, which prevents or blocks sperm and egg transport in the tube. Chlamydia is often silent. Recent study shows that subclinical (silent) infection causes infertility. The risk of a tubal pregnancy - ectopic; is also increased. The more infections the greater the risk and lower the fertility. Prevent infection with safe sex.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Tubal inflammation.: Chlamydia causes cervical and tubal infections; of these, the tubal infection is more chronic and harder to diagnose until it is already advanced and permanent tubal damage has occurred. When the tubes are blocked, the sperm and ovum cannot meet to fuse and create life. Ivf is the best option in such cases.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Infection: Pneumonia and eye infections can occur in the baby. Pregnant women are usually screened for chlamydia during the pregnancy so that they can be treated before delivery of the baby.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does having chlamydia put me at greater risk for other sexually transmitted diseases (stds)?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Especially if not treated appropriately.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is an anal chlamydia infection like?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rectal symptoms: Rectal pain, pain on defecation, and rectal bleeding or discharge. Remember that some anal chlamydia, especially in gay men, is due to a type of chlamydia called lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv), which requires a longer course of treatment than standard chlamydia. Not all labs can tell the difference.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What must I do or not do after a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

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Dr. Andre Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Precautions: The best precaution is not to be sexually active until you know the results of your testing.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Go back: It's a good start but adding an injection of antibiotics and additional coverage would be wise and get you feeling better more quickly if it is pid. A pelvic exam and culture should be performed.

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