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Is it true that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility in women?

Is it true that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility in women?

Yes-PID: Chlamydia (or other stds) can travel up the female reproductive tract and into the fallopian tubes. The ensuing inflammation that occurs, can scar and distort anatomy to the point where an egg will not be able to travel down the lumen of the fallopian tube. ...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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Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Absolutely: If you are clinically hypothyroid or clinically hyperthyroid, it can cause infertility. Sometimes, with this thyroid disease you can get pregnant but it will increase the risk of miscarriage and in cases of hypothyroidism, it can adverse effects on the fetus. If you have thyroid disease you should consult with your doctor before attempting pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women? Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women?  Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Ranitidine/ fertilit: Effects of intravenous administration of ranitidine hydrochloride on the fertility of the male and female rats]. [Article in Japanese] Kamada S, et al . J Toxicol Sci. 1984 Jun;9 Suppl 1:13-28. Ranitidine has not been associated w/ fertility in rats In very high doses may effect rat fetus. Cimetidine( tagamet) another H2 blocker affects sperm f/u/ w doc ...Read more

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Can cats cause infertility in women?

Can cats cause infertility in women?

No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child. ...Read more

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Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

No: I am unaware of any evidence that juniper has any impact on female fertility. Excessive drinking of gin can cause fertility (and other) problems. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause infertility in women?

Could HPV cause infertility in women?

No, but...: Generally, hpv alone carries no risk to infertility, but it oftentimes comes along with other stds such as chlamydia, herpes, etc. Leading to pid and blocking fallopian tubes, which will cause infertility. More detail? Ask doctor. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue. ...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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Infertility (Definition)

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