When not properly treated, in 40% of cases, chlamydia infects the cells of the cervix and spreads to the ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and infertility.
This condition is caused by the intracellular bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis and is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. When left untreated, it can have serious consequences during pregnancy:
-Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy -Increased risk of miscarriage -Amniotic fluid infection -Premature rupture of membranes -Premature birth -Low birth weight -Infected newborns with pneumonia or conjunctivitis.
Chlamydia is often called "the silent disease" because 75% of women infected with chlamydia have no symptoms. In the remaining cases, signs appear within one to three weeks after infection:
-Abnormal vaginal discharge Irritation -Burning during urination -Bleeding between periods -Dyspareunia or pain during sex -Pelvic pain -Fever
What if I had chlamydia?
Women infected with chlamydia should abstain from sex until they and their sexual partners have been treated. Otherwise, they are at high risk of becoming reinfected and experiencing serious reproductive health complications.
The deterioration of the reproductive organs (mainly the fallopian tubes) caused by the disease often hinders the movement of the egg and sperm, and the transfer of the fertilized egg to the uterus.
Can I have a baby if I had chlamydia?
In case the reproductive organs are damaged (mainly the fallopian tubes), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the procedure of choice to achieve a baby at home.
At Ingenes, we offer you our In Vitro Fertilization Programs, the best option to fulfill your dream of becoming a mom, with up to 4 IVF attempts to give you the maximum peace of mind and security that you will have your baby.