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A 45-year-old member asked:

is it vaginitis or chlamydia? what are the differernces

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Different: Chlamydia infects the cervix, and can sometimes go up into the uterus to infect the uterus and the tubes (that is pid). There may be no symptoms. Vaginitis is the general term for a vaginal infection - chlamydia doesn't infect the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginitis, as is yeast. With vaginitis there is vaginal itch, irritation, discharge or odor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to treat chlamydia while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
YES!: It is very safe to treat chlamydia in pregnancy. In fact, chlamydia can be very dangerous in pregnancy and you should be tested for it in one of your first visits. Chlamydia can cause preterm labor and eye infections in the baby.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in onset or gradualover a long period of time.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have chlamydia - can I still get pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Chlamydia can cause a variety of problems with the female genital tract. It can scar the fallopian tubes & interfere with establishment of a pregnancy. However, treatment after early detection may preserve these structures. Work with your health care provider to find your best options.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Where can I get a test or treatment for chlamydia?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
STC clinic or doctor: Testing for chlamydia can be performed in your physicians office or ata local std clinic ("free clinic"). The testing is very easy and treatment requires taking antibiotics.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowths can occur and cause vaginitis. I like probiotics for maintenance, but see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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