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How will chlamydia infection affect my chances of getting pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Can reduce sucess: Chlamydia can lie dormant in the female genital tract, producing injury to the sensative fallopian tubes and eventually lead to scarring. If the tubes are injured, they may not be able to guide the fertalized egg to the uterus for implantation. Early detection & treatment may avoid these problems.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Depends: Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes and therefore lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancy. It is important to get tested at your doctor's office if you think your have it. With that said, majority of patients treated for chlamydia go on to have normal pregnancies.
Last updated May 16, 2014

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