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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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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


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Is it true that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic?

Is it true that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic?

Yes: Chlamydia that isn't treated promptly and gets to the tubes can cause scarring in the tubes. This scarring can lead to difficulty in getting pregnant as well as ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that grows outside the uterus like in a tube). Your best option is to get tested if you have a new partner or symptoms and treated right away. ...Read more

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I learned that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic pregnancy. Is that true?

I learned that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic pregnancy. Is that true?

Yes: You may not even be aware that you have chlamydia - but it could be causing permanent damage to your genitorurinary system. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Skipped ovulations: Hypothyroid women have high TSH levels, this interferes with signals for egg development and ovulation. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that  most women who are infertile have it?

Cause of Infertility: I recommend you consult with your gynecologist. There is a strong corelation between endometriosis and infertility due to the scar tissues. A thorough gyno history interview and exam will enable your doctor to advise you of your probability of infertility and perhaps recommend the window of opportunity to succesfully conceive and have a healthy baby or babies. ...Read more

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Is it true that iuds can cause infections and cancer?

Is it true that iuds can cause infections and cancer?

No: The IUD should not be placed if you have an active infection or are at high risk of developing an infection (ie, multiple sexual partners, no condom use), but the device itself does not cause infection. In addition, it does not cause cancer and may actually be used to treat endometrial hyperplasia (increased thickness of the uterine lining that may be a pre-cancerous condition). ...Read more

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Can measles lead to infertility in men? Is there even a possibility that the infection can cause infertility?

Can measles lead to infertility in men? Is there even a possibility that the infection can cause infertility?

Orchitis: Viral orchitis that leads to sterility is classically associated with mumps; i suppose that there would be a remote possibility that measles could present with this, but the odds would greatly be against that. ...Read more

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How harmful are heels for women? Is it true that it can cause pregnancy issues later?

How harmful are heels for women? Is it true that it can cause pregnancy issues later?

Depends: It depends on the type of high heels, genetics, and amount of wear on your feet. Standard advice is to always bring a pair of supportive shoes to change into later. Pregnancy adds a lot of weight in a short period of time so your feet may swell or widen, but wearing heels before is not directly related. ...Read more

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Is it true that masturbation can cause prostatitis?

Is it true that masturbation can cause prostatitis?

No: The contrary should be true because it keeps prostatic secretions flowing. ...Read more

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Is it true that I can have some caffeine in pregnancy?

Is it true that I can have some caffeine in pregnancy?

Yes: Limited intake of caffeine is safe: the equivalent of two cups of coffee a day. Not "venti", just a cup. Many women however lose their taste for caffeine or coffee during pregnancy. You may also find that you become more sensitive to caffeine, and this can lead to trouble sleeping. In those cases either avoid caffeine or limit intake to the morning. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause nausea in women other than pregnancy?

Is there  anything that can cause nausea in women other than pregnancy?

Of course: Everything that causes nausea in non-pregnant women can cause nausea in pregnant women. Than includes stomach disorders, liver disorders, viral or bacterial infections, medicine effects, eating bad food, psychological effects, smelling bad aromas, etc........ ...Read more

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Is it true that massaging specific points in the back can cause a pregnant women to short the birth?

Is it true that massaging specific points in the back can cause a pregnant women to short the birth?

No: No. In fact, low back massage is recommended to relief low back discomfort that typically afflicts moms late in pregnancy. Also helpful are heating pads, maternity belts and yoga. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Yes and More: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Is their anything that can cause a women not to have a period besides pregnancy?

Is their anything that can cause a women not to have a period besides pregnancy?

Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it true that an ovarian cyst is healthy and supposed to occur in women?

Is it true that an ovarian cyst is healthy and supposed to occur in women?

Ovulation : The ovule or egg develops in a small pool of fluid on the ovary's surface. Once the egg is released during ovulation, the remains of the follicular cyst regresses while another location is developing another egg for release. You can see small ovarian cyst even in some women taking the "pill" and even in menopausal age women. ...Read more

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What are the cases in which a men can be unable to get a women pregnant?

What are the cases in which a men can be unable to get a women pregnant?

LOW SPERM COUNT AND: Low sperm count is the most common, but normal sperm morphology and motility are very important. Hormonal factors, ie low-t also play a factor, as do some medications. ...Read more

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I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

Possible: It is true that endometriosis causes infertility. However, the specific mechanism is not very clear. We believe that endometriosis may cause pelvic adhesion, affect the tubal function, decrease ovarian reserve, and reduce embryo implantation. There are several factors may be involved including prostaglandin, cytokine, such as tnfa. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more