Fertility After Chlamydia

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I've had Chlamydia before and I was wondering how bad it would effect my fertility.

I was treated with Antibiotics after about 4-5 weeks from when I had the symptoms. The consistency of my menstrual blood has changed. It used to be a little thicker & stringy but I've noticed it's watery now. I've also had mild cramps when I was not on my period for the last month or so.

ANSWER

Chlamydia can definitely scar the fallopian tubes and affect your ability to get pregnant the usual way. There are tests that can be done to check it out that are somewhat uncomfortable, but you might want to ask your provider about them.

Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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