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Does Chlamydia Cause Stillbirth
It's just random: Tests miss 5-10% of infections, more by urine, less by urethral or vaginal swab. Maybe other possibilities as well. Chlamydia clears on its own in a few weeks to months, so current testing is negative. Or s/he received an antibiotic for chlamydia (and didn't admit it) or for another infection, curing chlamydia or interfering with the test. Partner(s) of infected person need Rx, even w/ neg tests. ...Read more
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
Not long!: Tubal damage can be severe when a woman has smoldering chlamydial infection in her genital tract and lead to infertility due to tubal occlusion/malfunction. This used to be a cause for permanent sterility, but not anymore; art (assisted reproduction technology) advances now pretty much guarantee that women with these problems can get pregnant and have healthy babies with ivf tubal bypass. ...Read more
Me and my partner were treated same day for chlamydia. We had relations on the seventh day that night. Did we cause reinfection?
Maybe,maybe not: You may have had little effect or lots.The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation & scaring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Time will tell. Discuss it with your obgyn for specific risks based on your own exam. ...Read more
No such thing: Chlamydia doesn't cause prostatitis. It causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which can be misdiagnosed as prostatitis. Genital chlamydial infections are best treated with a single dose of azithromycin, 1 gram; or with doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A chlamydia can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes and that can occur within a few days to even a few weeks after an infection. It is not fully predictable. And scarring of the fallopian tubes does not always occur after an infection. Even if both fallopian became damaged and even blocked, that does not mean you can't become pregnant, but it does require ivf with a fertility specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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