Physician assistant Mary Ann shares why some women may not be able to become pregnant after a chlamydia diagnosis and recalls the specialist a woman should see if she suspects having this condition.
Well we can’t guarantee that, I mean in some cases exposure to chlamydia can cause scarring, can cause some issues with fallopian tubes, ovaries that might make pregnancy more difficult, but we certainly have seen patients who have been exposed to chlamydia that had chlamydia infections in the past and have gone on to have normal pregnancies, but there’s no guarantee and, you know, the best thing would be to get it taken care of as soon as you can.
If a woman suspects that she has chlamydia or suspects that she has been exposed to chlamydia then she should see her physician, whether that be an OB/GYN or whether that be a primary care provider. If a woman doesn’t have access to either of those there are usually county clinics that can help a patient be diagnosed and get treated for that.
About Mary Ann Shostek, P.A.-C.:
Mary Ann is a Physicians Assistant. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Science, graduating from the Physician Assistant Program at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona in 2004. Mary Ann’s experience is in Women’s Health – specializing in fertility.