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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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Can chlamydia contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Can chlamydia contribute to an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: Untreated chlamydia in women can cause pelvic inflmmatory disease (pid) which can lead to scarring of the pelvic structures including the fallopian tubes. If the tubes becomes scarred, the probability of developing an ectopic pregnancy is much higher. ...Read more

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Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if I had to be treated for chlamydia twice before?

Could I have an ectopic pregnancy if I had to be treated for chlamydia twice before?

Yes.: Unfortunately, chlamydia is silent most commonly in both women and men. It is the most common std! nearly 28% of unmarried females have a chlamydial infection, and almost 25% of unmarried males. Other infections can cause fallopian tube scarring, but chlamydia is #1. A two week round of doxycyline will knock it out, but if a sexual partner has it, you will be reinfected. ...Read more

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My sons girlfriend found out she has chlamydia. Can chlamydia cause tubal pregnancy?

My sons girlfriend found out she has chlamydia. Can chlamydia cause tubal pregnancy?

Possibly: Chlamydia can infect the sensitive lining of the fallopian tubes.If scarred, the tubes may not support the normal movement of a fertilized egg through the tube, leaving it stuck in the tube.A dangerous tubal pregnancy can result. Early detection and treatment can limit the possibility of such a complication. ...Read more

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I learned that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic pregnancy. Is that true?

I learned that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic pregnancy. Is that true?

Yes: You may not even be aware that you have chlamydia - but it could be causing permanent damage to your genitorurinary system. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to cure chlamydia in 38 week of pregnancy?

How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to cure chlamydia in 38 week of pregnancy?

ONE TO TWO WEEKS: After taking the full course of antibiotics like 2 gram of azithromycine it may take 1to2 weeks to clear the infection completely.If you deliver the baby before that the baby has increased risk of conjunctivitis and pneumonia even if delivered by c section and has to be promptly treated for that. Before you resume sex your sexual partner also needs to be treated for it. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia always cause ectopic pregnancy? Had it twice not sure how long but both treated

Does chlamydia always cause ectopic pregnancy? Had it twice not sure how long but both treated

Not always: When caught early and treated it might not create this problem.However, the germ just loves to get into the tubes and live there.While it does it can eat on and destroy sensitive linings and thus increase chances of a tubal.Just be aware of the symptom pattern and ready to go in immediately if they develop. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more