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Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

2 different mechanis: For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies. If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia infections that are not diagnosed early, but spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes can cause pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Pid may damage the tube, which then may result in an ectopic pregnancy. For women, chlamydia infections do not have obvious symptoms and pid can be very difficult to diagnose. Chlamydia can be transmitted to an infant during childbirth if the mother has it. ...Read more

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Can UTI lead to miscarriage?

Can UTI lead to  miscarriage?

No but...: If a UTI is untreated in pregnancy it can lead to pyelonephritis which can possibly lead to miscarriage if not treated promptly. ...Read more

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Can stis lead to problems with pregnancy?

Can stis lead to problems with pregnancy?

It is possible : If you think you are pregnant and have an STI see your ob/gyn for a test. Many stds can be cured with no harmful effects to the fetus if caught early. ...Read more

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Does BV always lead to preterm labor or miscarriage? What is the chance of these problems to occur if recurrent?

Does BV always lead to preterm labor or miscarriage? What is the chance of these problems to occur if recurrent?

No: Bacterial vaginosis, while increasing the risk of preterm delivery, does not mean it will absolutely happen. There is little evidence it has any effect on miscarriage rates. If you have chronic BV or recurrent bouts of the condition, then you need to talk to your OB about your concerns with regard to pregnancy problems and options for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

Very low odds: 1. Marburg form of ms is indeed aggressive and can move rapidly, but invariably occurs in children and almost never beyond adolescence. 2. Tumefactive form in adults is also rather rare, and likely occurs in pts who are not in treatment or taking ineffective meds, but can be reversed. 3. If ms diagnosed, use an effective potent medicine to maximally control (not avonex!). ...Read more

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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection(honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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Can measles lead to infertility in men? Is there even a possibility that the infection can cause infertility?

Can measles lead to infertility in men? Is there even a possibility that the infection can cause infertility?

Orchitis: Viral orchitis that leads to sterility is classically associated with mumps; i suppose that there would be a remote possibility that measles could present with this, but the odds would greatly be against that. ...Read more

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What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

Several: If left untreated and ascends, pyelonephritis (kidney infection) can occur even leading to sepsis. Urinary tract infection can also lead to preterm labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Is the only risk of untreated Chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease (which ultimately leads to infertility) ? And can PID be symptomless for years?

Is the only risk of untreated Chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease (which ultimately leads to infertility) ? 
And can PID be symptomless for years?

Untreated infection: Anytime there is a untreated infection, STD or not, it can to continue to grow and progress. Ultimately the body's defense system can get "overwhelmed" by the infection and it can become blood system borne (sepsis)_ which can result in death. In addition, untreated STD's is the bane of CDC and MD's existences as it gives meaning to being "Typhoid Mary" with transmission to all contacts. ...Read more

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Can Cured Tb lympadentitis cause infertility or can relapse during or after pregnancy? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?

Can Cured Tb lympadentitis  cause infertility or can relapse during or after pregnancy? Can the fetus be infected with TB  ?

TB : TB lymphadenitis itself shouldn't cause infertility, though TB can sometimes directly affect the reproductive organs. If you have finished a course of appropriate treatment for lymphadenitis, is extremely unlikely the fetus will be infected. Even in patients with active TB, transmission in utero is less common than transmission to the baby after birth. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause miscarriage?What are some possible complications with pregnancy?Symptoms of needing to go to doctor?Also Gastroparesis.

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause miscarriage?What are some possible complications with pregnancy?Symptoms of needing to go to doctor?Also Gastroparesis.

Need more info: To fully answer these questions more information is required such a blood counts and background history and the answers will be in depth. Please either discuss this with your obgyn or consult one of us on healthtap. Also doxycycline is not recommended during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, stop doxycycline ...Read more

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Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Several: There are several ear diseases that can result in profound deafness. These include viral infections of the inner ear; very severe middle ear infections that traverse the windows leading to inner ear infection; sudden sensori-neural hearing loss; autoimmune inner ear disease; meningitis. These may all occur within the first decade of life. ...Read more

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What is the % of women's fallopeon tubes being damaged from untreated chlamydia, and can a pelvic exam tell of any damages?

What is the % of women's fallopeon tubes being damaged from untreated chlamydia, and can a pelvic exam tell of any damages?

Small and no : Only a very small percentage of women will get a damage in their Fallopian tube afte Claudia infection . It really depend on the severity of the infection and how often. The more severe the infection is , and the more frequent infection the woman had the higher the percentage of potential damage. No a pelvic examination will not help the doctor to find out about the damages meed more tests ...Read more

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Can too much sex lead to urinary tract infection (uti) ? If yes, how can it be cured ? What are the symptoms like?

Can too much sex lead to urinary tract infection (uti) ? If yes, how can it be cured ? What are the symptoms like?

UTI: Yes if the sex is unprotected & without condom. The urethral, vaginal and rectum openings are very close to each other. If UTI there is difficulty and discomfort to pain on urination. Cloudy smelly urine. Nausea, vomiting , appetite loss , mental status change and fever if severe the treatment is good hygiene and antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...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