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can you be infected with chlamydia and have no symptoms until years ater

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Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
Probably not: This is an unlikely scenario.

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: You say you had a negative chlamydia test within the preceding hour.But you ask if you should test further. You have not provided any information that ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Chlamydia can be asymptomatic for many years in women and result in scarring of Fallopian tubes. This can cause infertility or ectopic pregnancy. Ch ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia diagnosis: All blood tests for chlamydia are useless, whether IgM or IgG. A positive test can result from distant past infection, no longer present; from infecti ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Chlamydia: no it should not take any longer to cure it. You may want to return to your doctor after treatment to be rechecked for a cure. Discuss this with your ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Unlikely: Chronic untreated chlaymdia infection does lead to pid and infertility, but if you were treated without any recurrence, chances are low. Recommend ho ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
I : I am assuming you have been tested. If so, have a repeat test to be sure. As far as transmission is concerned, there is a possibility that your partne ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
STD Testing: Every adult should have a herpes blood test to see if they have ever been exposed to herpes. It is common during pap smears now to include gc and chl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: In fact, 60-70% of herpes simplex and chlamydia may be asymptomatic. Syphilis and gonorrhea less likely, but still possible.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Get treated. It's easy. Even the test can be done with a urine specimen. Males infected may not be symptomatic.
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