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CHLAMYDIА, MYCOPLASMA AND UREAPLASMA

Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma – their impact on female fertility

Nowadays sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are still concern despite the improved level of sexual education and the widely available means of protection. Chlamydia infection remains one of the most common in sexually active people. By contrast, the  bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma are found in many women but rarely cause infections.

We can be infected with chlamydia during vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. The infection is also transmitted by an infected mother to her child during childbirth. The biggest problem with chlamydia infection is the lack of symptoms in nearly 80% of women. When symptoms develop, they are non-specific and can be ignored. These include vaginal discharge, burning during urination, and lower abdomen pain.

If left untreated, the chlamydial infection spreads through the cervix, the uterus and the Fallopian tubes. The inflammation caused by the infection can result in outgrowth of connective tissue and blockage of the tube, as well as accumulation of fluid inside it (termed “hydrosalpinx”). Hydrosalpinx could affect one or both tubes.

CHLAMYDIA AND INFERTILITY

If one uterine tube is intact, the chances of natural pregnancy are only slightly reduced. If both tubes are affected, however, spermatozoa cannot reach the ovulated egg. In those cases we talk about “tubal infertility”.

This diagnosis is confirmed after salpingography – a method of visualizing the tubes. In case of obstruction of both tubes,  your obstetrician-gynecologist will discuss your options with you. Most commonly patients with tubal infertility who want to conceive are referred for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

MYCOPLASMA, UREAPLASMA AND GETTING PREGNANT

Bacteria from the genera Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma are found in many women. They do not cause infections under normal conditions, in other words if your immune system functions normally. Some researchers report, however, that if they get into the uterus, for example through the embryo transfer catheter, they may prevent embryo implantation and pregnancy.

The most sensitive method for discovering these bacteria in women is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) of vaginal secretions, cervical secretions or urine. Women are usually referred for PCR for Mycoplasma/ Ureaplasma if no bacteria commonly causing infections are found or if the antibacterial treatment prescribed is not working.

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SUITABLE PLACE FOR PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES?

WHY NEW LIFE CLINIC IS A SUITABLE PLACE FOR PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES?

New Life Clinic with its world-class Israeli know-how is among the leading centers for reproductive medicine in Bulgaria. The quality of our services is the reason for more and more patients of different nationalities to seek our medical help.

Nowadays medical tourism is more popular than ever. On a global scale nearly 30,000 couples annually travel abroad for assisted reproductive procedures with Israel being one of the popular destinations. Due to the fact that in Israel the government pays for all reproductive procedures until the birth of two children, assisted reproduction is very highly developed. New Life fertility center applies Israeli know-how in Bulgaria thus giving thousands of couples, both Bulgarian and foreign, the chance to take advantage of it.

WORLD CLASS QUALITY

The entire team of specialists at New Life has successfully completed a prestigious training program at the Israeli hospitals Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem and Assuta Hospital, Rishon Lezion.

MULTILINGUAL STAFF

New Life clinic is foreign-friendly, because the language barrier is not a problem for us.  A number of our highly educated staff members speak English, while some speak German, Russian, Greek or Hebrew, as well.

CONVINIENT LOCATION

New Life Fertility Center is in the immediate vicinity of the Central Railway Station in Plovdiv as well as Bus Station “Rodopi”. This central location close to public transportation was chosen in order to make it easier for patients from other cities and countries to get to us.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by messaging our Facebook page or calling our free number 0 800 13 006.

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