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How Long Can You Have Chlamydia Before Infertility
# of Infections: The number of chlamydia infections is probably more important to risk of infertility. After 3 or more then the risk is over 75%. If you suspect any std then you need prompt attention because untreated infection does cause more damage. The worse case is to develop an abscess in the pelvic organs which requires hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Need to be treated : The longer you have an untreated std and the higher the number of episodes of std he higher the chances of infertility, mainly blockage of the fallopian tubes. The chances of blocked tube is ~ 12% after one pelvic infection, 23% after 2 and 53% after 3. Antibiotics treatment and the use of condoms as well as bcp is highly recommended. ...Read more
No association: You can get pregnant while you have chlamydia. In fact, it's probably not unusual to get both at the same time. ...Read more
No safe interval: Theres no totally safe time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: If treated with a single dose of azithromycin, you can safely conceive immediately. Azithro is not believed to be at all toxic to an embryo. If treated with doxycycline for a week, it would be best to avoid conception until 2-3 days after your last dose, so the antibiotic is entirely gone. Doxy isn't necessarily toxic to an embryo, but it might be; better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Varies: Cervicitis is not a specific diagnosis.It can arise from infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia & non-infectious process also. If the germ is aggressive and enters the Fallopian tubes, it may produce scarring early on or never at all. Condom use decreases but does not prevent all possible infections.The sooner a STI is suspected, evaluated and treated, the more likely you are to preserve fertilit ...Read more
If your sex partner: Has chlamydia/ gc you can go now. ...Read more
...: People diagnosed with chlamydia should not have sex for 7 days after single dose antibiotic treatment or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection to partners. All partners need to be tested and/or treated to prevent re-infection. Latex condoms can help reduce the risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
7 days: After treatment of gonorrhea (GC) with a single shot, one should wait a minimum of 7 days before resuming sexual contact. Treatment of any recent sexual partners and use of a condom also recommended for STD protection and help prevent recurrent GC re-infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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