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

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.. But

Yes, but not always.
Chlamydia is a tricky disease because it is often silent. However, like many stds, it can cause tubal damamge. We believe that the more infections the greater the chance of damage. Because chlamydia often goes undetected we cannot always be sure. Don't get chlamydia, get treated early and limited the number of infections. Get early evaluation if you are struggling to conceive.

In brief: Yes.. But

Yes, but not always.
Chlamydia is a tricky disease because it is often silent. However, like many stds, it can cause tubal damamge. We believe that the more infections the greater the chance of damage. Because chlamydia often goes undetected we cannot always be sure. Don't get chlamydia, get treated early and limited the number of infections. Get early evaluation if you are struggling to conceive.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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