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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

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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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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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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If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test show up as positive or negative?

Sometimes both: It can be negative if there is not enough HCG present in an over the counter pregnancy test to measure, or it can be positive early on via a blood pregnancy test or later with the over the counter test. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

I have symptoms of ectopic pregnancy would the pregnancy test come up positive or negative?

Get tested: If you were to have an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test should be positive. A carefully performed home pregnancy test should be OK. If it is positive and you are concerned, especially if you are having pelvic pain, then you should seek medical help right away. If your pregnancy test were negative then is is very unlikely that you have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?

IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?

Follow levels: Congrarulations and good luck. The pain is likely nothing to worry about, but you should have the BHCG level followed up to make sure everything is OK. Also, a progesterone level would be helpful in making sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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My wife seems to have an ectopic pregnancy. Her last period was around the first week of september. We took a pregnancy test last friday that was positive. The day after she started bleeding. We went to the Dr. on Monday who did an ultrasound and saw noth

My wife seems to have an ectopic pregnancy. Her last period was around the first week of september. We took a pregnancy test last friday that was positive. The day after she started bleeding. We went to the Dr. on Monday who did an ultrasound and saw noth

Repeat ultrasound: Depending on the location of the pain, it may have been to early to diagnose an ectopic, or your wife may have a normal implantation and intrauterine pregnancy. If the pain does not improve, you will need to get another ultrasound to locate the embryo and rule out an ectopic pregnancy -ask your doctor for timing on this repeat ultrasound ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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