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ive just found out that i'm expecting my forst child. i was tested for chylamidia last year and the results were possitive. i wondered if there was any information you could send me on the risks for my baby. ectopic pregnancy is my biggest worry at the minute as i am only 6 weeks gone. any information you could send me would be gratefully recieved. thank you


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replied February 7th, 2008
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A3614
Chlamidiasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamidiasis causes inflammation of the genital-urinary tract. The infection starts from the cervix and urethra and spreads up to the uterus and the fallopian tubes. If not discovered and treated on time, a Chlamydia infection can cause obliteration of the tubes and cause sterility. Unfortunately, a Chlamydia infection usually shows no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms. In many cases, sterility is the first symptom of a Chlamydia infection. Furthermore, a Chlamydia infection during pregnancy can cause premature birth. You are lucky that you have succeeded in conceiving a child.

An ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed when the pregnancy test is positive but an embryo can’t be found in the uterus. Fallopian tubes that are not completely obliterated but are damaged by an infection can be the reason for ectopic pregnancies. An ectopic pregnancy could be a life threatening condition if not discovered and treated on time.

You can consult your gynecologist about the situation to seek medical advice and help.


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