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What happens to the fallopian tube if you have chlamydia?

What happens to the fallopian tube if you have chlamydia?

Tubal blockage: If chlamydia goes untreated and effects the tubes, it can cause scarring and blockage of the tubes leading to infertility. However, if treated early and properly, it shouldn't cause any problems. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to ruin the fallopian tubes before its treated?

How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to ruin the fallopian tubes before its treated?

Varies: Can be very early or take a long while. Some women get terrible damage, some get none. But the longer you're infected the more chance to cause problems, so treat early. ...Read more

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Will a doctor commonly check the other fallopian tube for infection after chlamydia during a salingpectomy ?

Culture swab needed: Chlamydia diagnosis is made by taking a culture swab of the genitals. It's not clear why a woman would require a salingectomy after a chlamydia episode. Was there a pelvic abscess from a chlamydia pelvic infection? At time of surgery, a doctor would look at the other tube to see if it looked normal or not. They might also pass some dye through to see if it's open. ...Read more

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In case that chlamydia caused PID with damage to the fallopian tubes, is getting pregnant next to impossible?

In case that chlamydia caused PID with damage to the fallopian tubes, is getting pregnant next to impossible?

Not impossible.: Chlamydia / pid can reduce your fertility but effect is hard to predict. Really depends upon the severity of the infection and location of scarring. There are two fallopian tubes and all it takes is one egg. All is not lost. ...Read more

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If I have no prior history of causes of blocked fallopian tubes(Chlamydia, endometriosis, pelvic surgeries, etc), what could be the cause of blockage?

If I have no prior history of causes of blocked fallopian tubes(Chlamydia, endometriosis, pelvic surgeries, etc), what could be the cause of blockage?

Reasons for blockage: Fallopian tubes may be blocked for a variety of reasons: 1) Infections, which are often undetected if no symptoms. 2) Congenital problem with proper development at birth 3) Temporary blockage via a tubal spasm during X-ray evaluation. Most of the causes have to do with scar tissue accumulation inside the tubes which blocks their opening, and hinders proper function, (e.g. Endometriosis, surgery) ...Read more

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Blocked fallopian tubes. Who made that happen?

Blocked fallopian tubes. Who made that happen?

Who? or What?: Him who introduced infectious agent, such as chlamydia or gonorhea bacteria to the tubes through sexual intercourse. Or the surgeon who left scar tissue after pelvic surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if the fallopian tube ruptures?

Pain and infection: If the fallopian tube rupture or breaks open, usually it is the result of a previous infection inside the tube. As it opens up, it can be very painful. It can also release infection into the entire belly that can be very dangerous and may require hospitalization, antibiotics, and even surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any supporting documentation for fallopian tube regrowth? I have proof that this has happened to me but there nothing onlinee to suport it

NO: If a fallopian tube truly has been removed or destroyed, it cannot regenerate. If tubes have been blocked by tubal ligation, they can recannalize to become patent again (rejoining canal between the tube portions through scar tissue) resulting in "open tubes". If this happens, you can get pregnant and there is in increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. ...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


Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more