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What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

Infant blindness: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the number one cause of blindness in infants in countries where routine antibiotic eye ointment is not given. It is important to get tested during pregnancy to avoid this preventable problem. ...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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My vagina is itchy and irritated. I was massaging it due to the itchiness and it began to bleed. What do I do? I was just treated for chlamydia earlier this week. I am also on the birth control, Depo-Provera shot. Could this be any factors as well?

My vagina is itchy and irritated. I was massaging it due to the itchiness and it began to bleed. What do I do? I was just treated for chlamydia earlier this week. I am also on the birth control, Depo-Provera shot. Could this be any factors as well?

It : It sounds like you may have developed a yeast infection. This commonly occurs after taking antibiotics. When a yeast infection is present the vaginal tissue is inflammed and if rubbed can bleed easily. Try an over the counter yeast infection cream and insert it into vagina as directed. You can also rub some of the cream on the outside inflammed area. If this treatment fails schedule a visit with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

No: The overwhelming majority of cases where herpes was passed from mom to baby happen at delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal and comes into contact with virus being shed from the vaginal tissue. In rare cases though herpes can be passed during the pregnancy while still in the uterus. These are cases where the mom acquired her first exposure to herpes type 2 while pregnant. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant. waiting on chlamydia results will it harm the baby if I have chlamydia but get it treated before birth & how can it harm baby?

24 weeks pregnant. waiting on chlamydia results will it harm the baby if I have chlamydia but get it treated before birth & how can it harm baby?

Treat it: chlamydia can cause eye and lung infection in newborn, show if positive should be treated and the check again to make sure is gone before delivery. hopefully your test will be negative, best wishes ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant? Me and my husband are trying to have a baby, i stopped my birth control pills last month had a regular period, we had sex on my ovulated days which were from march 30-april 4 that same week my gynecologist told me i had chlamydia that

Could i be pregnant? Me and my husband are trying to have a baby, i stopped my birth control pills last month had a regular period, we had sex on my ovulated days which were from march 30-april 4 that same week my gynecologist told me i had chlamydia that

Hello. : Hello. You could still be pregnant if the HCG level was too low to trigger a positive on the home pregnancy test. In that situation, it is usually recommended that you retake it in a week or less. The chlamydia in and of itself is not likely to delay your period (if it is a new infection) however, things like stress (may because you have chlamydia) can cause you period to be delayed, or you could skip a month altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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Someone who has chlamydia in the vagina not oral can pass it thru just oral sex to male how saliva or how if possible?

Someone who has chlamydia in the vagina not oral can pass it thru just oral sex to male how saliva or how if possible?

Misinformed?: No. That would be impossible. Chlamydia is only contagious at the site of infection. It does not travel to other sites or fluids in the body. ...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