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Is it true that chlamydia sometimes can cause infertility or etopic?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Yes, but not always
Not all chlamydia infections cause problems.
Women under 26 should be tested yearly. It can cause scar tissue (adhesions) around the fallopian tubes or ovaries which can affect the tubes' function causing ectopic pregnancy, or block the tubes or stop the egg getting to the tube causing infertility. Chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which can damage the ovaries and lower egg supply.

In brief: Yes, but not always
Not all chlamydia infections cause problems.
Women under 26 should be tested yearly. It can cause scar tissue (adhesions) around the fallopian tubes or ovaries which can affect the tubes' function causing ectopic pregnancy, or block the tubes or stop the egg getting to the tube causing infertility. Chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which can damage the ovaries and lower egg supply.
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