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What happens if chlamydia is not treated in women?

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If left untreated, chlamydia infection in women can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can damage the fallopian tubes or even cause infertility. Untreated chlamydia infection could also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy. It may cause premature births and the infection can be passed along from the mother to her child during childbirth, causing an eye infection, blindness, or pneumonia in the newborn.

From: Chlamydia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

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