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How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

# 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 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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I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

You can't: Unfortunately, there is no way to determine if the infection has affected your tubes. If your tubes were completely blocked or heavily damaged, an X-ray test called a hysterosalpinogogram will show it. However, much of the tubal disease from Chlamydia is microscopic or minimal and cannot be easily seen. Chlamydia is very common and we end up seeing tubal damage only infrequently. I hope your ok! ...Read more

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Im 19. Had chlamydia (unsure how long i had it be4 treated). Will this affect my fertility? How to get checked?

Im 19. Had chlamydia (unsure how long i had it be4 treated). Will this affect my fertility? How to get checked?

There can be,depends: 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. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics may limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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How rare can chlamydia effect your fertility if you had it twice but got treated and never developed pid? I had it not sure how long then for 3 months

How rare can chlamydia effect your fertility if you had it twice but got treated and never developed pid? I had it not sure how long then for 3 months

Sporadic: There is no sure timeline for assuring fertility after chlamydia. It may not have been present before the infection/s. The germ likes to live in the Fallopian tubes where it can cause scarring we cannot predict whether it goes there during an infection or not. If your tubes are blocked (they can test it) or scarred, you can have a successful pregnancy with the aid of a fertility center. ...Read more

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I hv a retroverted uterus and had chlamydia. Can i be pregnant? Will this affect my fertility? How long does take for chlamydia to affect fertility?

I hv a retroverted uterus and had chlamydia. Can i be pregnant? Will this affect my fertility? How long does take for chlamydia to affect fertility?

Chlamydia Rx: I hope you promptly obtained antibiotic treatment for the chlamydial infection which will decrease your risk for it spreading to the Fallopian tubes and blocking them. As long as your Fallopian tubes are still open post treatment, the likelihood of fertility is good. ...Read more

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How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in onset or gradualover a long period of time. ...Read more

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How long do you have chlamydia before becoming infertile?

See below: You only need to have one infection that can lead to pelvic inflammory disease which can lead damage of fallopian tubes and infertility. Partner should be treated as well as the patient. ...Read more

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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day. ...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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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more