Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 1 decade ago

What happens if chlamydia is left untreated?

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  • Alli
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    In women, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to:

    * ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the womb)

    * blocked fallopian tubes (the tubes which carry the egg from the ovaries to the womb), which can result in reduced fertility or infertility

    * long-term pelvic pain

    * early miscarriage or premature birth

    In men, chlamydia can lead to:

    * painful inflammation of the testicles, which may result in reduced fertility or sterility

    * occasionally, Reiter's syndrome (inflammation of the joints, urethra and eyes)

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    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In women, Chlamydia can lead to severe lower abdominal pain due to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This occurs when infection spreads to the Fallopian tubes and causes them to become swollen and sometimes blocked with scar tissue. Unfortunately, after a single attack of PID, around one in eight women have difficulty conceiving naturally - the risk increases with further attacks.

    If you do get pregnant after PID, there is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy (where the fertilised egg gets stuck in a Fallopian tube on its way down to the womb. It then starts developing in the tube rather than in the womb, which can burst to cause severe abdominal pain). This is a dangerous condition if not diagnosed and treated early.

    A baby can also pick up Chlamydia during childbirth and develop a form of conjunctivitis, which must be treated to prevent damage to the cornea of the eye.

    Chlamydia can spread to cause inflammation of the prostate gland or testicles (epididymo-orchitis) in men. It can also trigger an immunological reaction called Reiter's syndrome in one per cent of affected men. Reiter's syndrome is diagnosed by the presence of inflammation of the urethra (urethritis), bilateral conjunctivitis (and sometimes uveitis - inflammation of the lining of the eye, including the iris) plus inflammation of one or more joints (arthritis). Most men with Reiter's syndrome have recently had sex with someone new, which was followed by urethral inflammation and discharge.

    Treatment of Reiter's arthritis is with painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. The inflammation - which may be due to Chlamydia - is treated with antibiotics. Most first attacks resolve within two to six months, but recovery can be as long as a year. Unfortunately, the arthritis flares up again in a third of cases.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

    remember that you can remove genital warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or cream but genital warts can reappear again and again because genital warts appears when your immune system is weak!

    I got diagnosed with herpes type 2 about seven years ago, when I was still in college and had a stupid one-night stand. However, Not only was I able to remove all traces of the herpes virus from my system in less than three weeks, but I was also able to start dating again!

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah- pid- it can basically lead to infertility- why do u wanna know what it'd do if left untreated!!! jus go get it treated!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Here is some information on condoms, birth control, infection, safer sex, abstinence and other alternatives to intercourse, how to talk to your partner about sexual issues ... even a video on how to CORRECTLY apply a condom.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it falls off. If you can't have protected sex, or know where your girl has been, you need to have it fall off.

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