Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

2 different mechanis. For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies. If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind.
Chlamydia. One type of chlamydia is chlamydia trachomatis-- this is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world-- in this disease, the organism leads to severe scarring of the eye-- the scarring is responsible for the blindness-- fortunately, this infection can be treated early with antibiotics, if the diagnosis is made...

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How do chlamydial infections lead to ectopic pregnacies and blindness?

Chlamydia. Chlamydia infections that are not diagnosed early, but spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes can cause pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Pid may damage the tube, which then may result in an ectopic pregnancy. For women, chlamydia infections do not have obvious symptoms and pid can be very difficult to diagnose. Chlamydia can be transmitted to an infant during childbirth if the mother has it. Read more...

Can an ectopic pregnancy rupture lead to a hysterectomy?

Yes. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy located outside the uterine cavity. If it's located in the cervix or in a portion of the fallopian tube close to the uterus, this can lead to excessive bleeding that can only be resolved with a hysterectomy. Although this is a rare event, it is still possible. Read more...
Possible but rare. I have never heard of this but it could be potentially necessary in a late intramural pregnancy. Read more...

Can there be a chance if an ectopic pregnancy? Lmp was 5/28, had u/s on 7/16 and only showed an empty g-sac. No bleeding/no cramps. Sac meas at 5.3 wk

Unlikely ectopic. Cannot say "no chance" but chances are likely very very low if a sure gs was seen in the uterus. Read more...
Low chance. If a gestation sac was seen in the uterus on your sonogram, then it is likely not an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound is never 100% so i suggest a repeat sonogram be done to confirm a heart beat at a later date. However, if no bleeding or cramping with a gestational sac in the uterus, you are likely on the right track. Read more...