Clamydia and infertility, fertility, STD

One of the devastating consequences of acquiring Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as chlamydia, is that they are indirectly linked to infertility in women.

If you are thinking about Getting Pregnant and you think you may have chlamydia, see your doctor.

There are no significant symptoms with chlamydia. It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal and oral sex. This disease can cause scar tissue and inflammation in the reproductive organs resulting in infertility. A large percentage of women will have no signs or symptoms that they are carrying chlamydia. Other women may experience lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods.

pelvic inflammatory disease, a very serious condition because of the damage it can cause to the reproductive organs.

Regular visits with your physician and honesty about your sexual practices will be helpful in uncovering this hidden disease.

Chlamydia is diagnosed by laboratory testing and is treated and cured with antibiotics.

For more information about chlamydia and other STD's.

Dr. Christine Strong

Always use protection when having sex, especially if you are having casual sex and may not know the sexual habits or history of your partner. Carry condoms with you so that you are always prepared.

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