This research highlights the risks of contracting chlamydia or gonorrhea in the lead up to, or during pregnancy.
Bolton, UK (PRWEB UK) 2 October 2013
As reported by Web MD, worrying new research has revealed that catching sexually transmitted diseases up to a year before becoming pregnant increases the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes (1). With ectopic pregnancies considered to be one of such risks, women need to be made aware of the connection.
With chlamydia and gonorrhea revealed as posing the greatest risks, they both increase the chances of an ectopic pregnancy developing (2).
According to ehealthmd.com, the connection between STD’s and Ectopic Pregnancies is attributed to the damage caused to the fallopian tubes. Severe infections can scar the tubes, causing them to become blocked. Women who have previously suffered from infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, have a five times greater risk of developing an ectopic pregnancy (2).
NHS choices describe a pregnancy as ectopic when a fertilised egg implants elsewhere; more often than not within the fallopian tubes. Consequently, the egg will not develop as normal, with allegedly devastating physical and psychological effects for the mother (3).
Considering the research, Asons Executive, Suzanne Yates:
“The connection between STD’s and Ectopic Pregnancies is certainly one to be taken seriously. This research highlights the risks of contracting chlamydia or gonorrhoea in the lead up to, or during pregnancy.
“At Asons Solicitors, we see instances of misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancies, which have damaged the sufferers future health and fertility. Perhaps if more women are aware of the risk factors, then they would not reach a point where the misdiagnosis caused such damage.”
If you have been affected by an ectopic pregnancy misdiagnosis you should speak to an experienced medical negligence claims solicitor. They can provide expert advice whilst building a compelling ectopic pregnancy compensation case, to achieve the damages you deserve for your sub-standard care.
(1) Web MD, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications, (05/09/2013) webmd.com/baby/news/20130905/chlamydia-gonorrhea-tied-to-higher-risk-of-pregnancy-complications
(2) Ectopic Pregnancy, ehealthmd.com/content/what-causes-ectopic-pregnancy#axzz2fuWfATFB
(3) NHS Choices: Ectopic Pregnancy, nhs.uk/Conditions/Ectopic-pregnancy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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