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Old May 24th 04, 05:44 PM
Maggie Fox
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Hi, I've just been told I have Chlamydia but the test showed signs of a past
infection not a current one. I had an ectopic pregnancy last year, and that
is why I asked to be tested. I have never had any symptoms, nor does my
husband. What I am trying to find out is the prognosis for my fertility.
We are newly married and really want to start a family. The ectopic wasn't
too serious, it didn't rupture or anything. If we both take the
antibiotics, could this still be too late for my tube?

Thanks

Maggie


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Old May 25th 04, 12:02 AM
jitney
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Default Chlamydia and fertility

"Maggie Fox" wrote in message ...
Hi, I've just been told I have Chlamydia but the test showed signs of a past
infection not a current one. I had an ectopic pregnancy last year, and that
is why I asked to be tested. I have never had any symptoms, nor does my
husband. What I am trying to find out is the prognosis for my fertility.
We are newly married and really want to start a family. The ectopic wasn't
too serious, it didn't rupture or anything. If we both take the
antibiotics, could this still be too late for my tube?

Thanks

Maggie


The Chlamidia causes scar tissue on the inside of the Fallopian tubes
and makes it difficult or impossible to transport an ovum or zygote.
Sometimes they can be opened up with a laparoscope or angioplastic
balloon. Antibiotics will sterilize your tissues and halt further
scarring, but what damage is done is done. You might need to make use
of assisted conception/implantation("test-tube"), a rather expensive
and complicated process.-Jitney
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Old May 25th 04, 12:47 PM
Steve & Erin
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Default Chlamydia and fertility

I had Chlamydia in my mid 20's and it caused much scarring on my tubes.
After my first ectopic, I was told I had less than a 25% chance to conceive
naturally. The first thing I was advised to do (and I think you should) is
to get an HSG. It is a procedure where they put dye through your tubes and
look at how it flows through. I did this at a fertility clinic where the doc
was a fertility specialist. He was encouraged by the flow and upped my
chances to 50/50 since one tube looked okay.

I have had quite and up and down story, and I'm careful how much to tell you
since your situation could be much different. What I know is that if you
really want to have a baby, you will most likely have one. My best advice is
to find a doctor that specializes in fertility issues (I can recommend one
if you are in the Boston area) and get some help.

I'm happy to fill you in along the way with what I know. It's been a 3 year
road, but I am 4 months pregnant right now and loving it!

Take care-
Erin


 




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