A 35-year-old member asked:

Chlamydia and trying to have a child?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Cure the infection: Chlamydia will not prevent you from conceiving, but if you know you have it, get treated first. If you discover you have it after conceiving (and you will be tested by your ob), you will be treated and retested to confirm cure. Chlamydia is a problem for your unborn child only at birth. A child passing down an infected birth canal can contract chlamydia with several serious consequences.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: This germ can strike the sensitive areas within your fallopian tubes and make your chance of natural conception less likely. Your obgyn can do some testing to see if these have been effected. If they have, and you still have healthy ovaries, you could have kids using the assistance of ivf to bypass the problem.
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I had chlamydia and gonorrhea before and me and my fianc been trying to have a child for 8 months now and I haven't became pregnant what do I do now?
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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A 30-year-old female asked:
I have chlamydia for 13 years treated if get treatment now is there still a chance to have kids or infertile even I have 1 child that is 9 years old..
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends : Your question is a bit confusing. Infected for 13 yrs ?Kid 9yo.Was it never treated during the 1st pg ?Did you get it several times? The basic answer ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
I agree with Dr. Ferguson. Go in for a repeat chlamydia test. If positive then it needs treatment. If you are having trouble getting pregnant ask for an Xray called an HSG to see if the tubes are open.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Can a chlamydia infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Passes at delivery: Untreated chlamydia does not appear to cause birth defects or major infection like syphillis. However, it can pass to the baby during delivery and set... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Okay so, I just found out that I might have an std (Chlamydia). I gave birth to my child a month ago.. How can this affect my child?? He seems and looks healthy however, I am very worried!
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
? Chlamydia ?: I am assuming that you bring the child to a doctor. Mention your concerns. If you had chlamydia at the time of delivery the child could have developed... Read More
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