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How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

Chlamydia Testing: Prevention and annual gc/chlamydia screening are important consideration for any sexually active woman wanting to preserve fertility. The majority of women i see with blocked fallopian tubes never were aware that they had a prior infection as evidenced by blood testing for antibodies. ...Read more

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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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Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Possibly: It implies that you are putting yourself, or your partner is, for other sexually transmissible diseases. ...Read more

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If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most likely benefit from a special x-ray of your tubes (hsg) in the future to ensure they haven't been harmed. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia couse cysts on female overies?

Can chlamydia  couse cysts on female overies?

Not likely: Ovarian cysts are the result of preparing and shedding an egg. They can occur due to hormonal irregularities. Rarely, there can be a growth such as dermoid cyst in the ovary. Cysts are not the result of an infection. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ovari. ...Read more

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How could a female catch chlamydia if the guy wears a condom?

How could a female catch chlamydia if the guy wears a condom?

Unlikely: Nothing is impossible, especially if the condom breaks, but transmission is greatly reduced by condom use. ...Read more

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How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for chlamydia exactly the same in both females and males?

Is the treatment for chlamydia exactly the same in both females and males?

Yes: Often it is treated with Azithromycin or doxycycline. Treatment is the same for men and women. But, a person could need additional treatment for complications. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertile from chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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How long should a female wait to be retested after completing treatment for chlamydia?

How long should a female wait to be retested after completing treatment for chlamydia?

Not before 3 weeks: Assuming standard treatment (doxycycline for a week, or single dose azithromycin), retesting should not be sooner than 3 weeks after treatment. Up to then, the test can remain positive even though the infection was cured. The best time for retesting is 3 months later, which picks up both treatment failures (which is rare) and reinfection (which is pretty common). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get worse over time. In reality most women with chlamydia never even know it and it causes no symptoms. There most severe the infection the greater the chance of damage to fallopian tubes an infertility. ...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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more