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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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How long it takes before couple becomes infertile with chlamydia?

How long it takes before couple becomes infertile with chlamydia?

Not long at all.: 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

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Could you tell me what are my chances of being infertile from chlamydia?

Could you tell me what are my chances of being infertile from chlamydia?

Possible for sure: Can't say how likely; chlamydia frequently causes fertility problems in females, but many women escape the problems. If chlamydia causes female infertility it's always from tubal damage; an obg or fertility doc can tell you about an x-ray test ("hsg") for evaluating this. ...Read more

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Can women become infertile because of chlamydia?

Can women become infertile because of chlamydia?

Yes: Chlamydia infection can cause significant damage to the fallopian tubes; thereby reducing or eliminating normal fertility. ...Read more

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What is the chance of women becoming infertile because of chlamydia that is undiagnosed?

High.: Tubal damage can be severe the longer 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

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Does chlamydia cause infertility?I had chlamydia almost a year ago and had a miscarriage 5 months ago

Does chlamydia cause infertility?I had chlamydia almost a year ago and had a miscarriage 5 months ago

Chlamydial infection: Chlamydial infections that are severe or untreated can cause obstruction of the Fallopian tubes which can lead to infertility. If you had a miscarriage, by definition, at least one tube has to be open. ...Read more

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Can infertility caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia be treated or is it permanent? I don't have an std, just asking.

Can infertility caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia be treated or is it permanent? I don't have an std, just asking.

Possibly: Chlamydia or gonorrhea can infect the delicate linings of the fallopian tubes and lead to blockage or scarring. A tubal pregnancy or infertility might result. Untreated disease is more likely to cause such a problem but even brief infections with this germ can do it.Some seem to avoid the complication in spite of the infection.If damaged, the tubes could be bypassed during ivf to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Possibly: It implies that you are putting yourself, or your partner is, for other sexually transmissible diseases. ...Read more

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If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most likely benefit from a special x-ray of your tubes (hsg) in the future to ensure they haven't been harmed. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia make you infertile?

Does chlamydia make you infertile?

Tubal damage: The main impact (and it can be extremely significant) of chlamydia on female fertility is tubal damage. This includes adhesions ('scar') around the tubes and/or ovaries, thickening of the tubal walls and disruption of the cilia that line them, to partial or complete blockage. A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is often the first step in evaluating tubal damage, whether from chlamydia or other causes. ...Read more

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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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more