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how long can chlamydia go undetected in women

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Definitely: If you are sexually active with numerous partners or an infected one you can acquire the infection and not know it. If concerned see your gyn and be c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatm ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes; for years; yes: Chlamydia won't necessarily produce symptoms, especially in women. Tests are not 100% accurate so you can get a negative test even if you have the di ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
35 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: If treated, chlamydia can be cured. Sexually active women under 25 should be tested. Untreated, about 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will devel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertil ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not before 3 weeks: Assuming standard treatment (doxycycline for a week, or single dose azithromycin), retesting should not be sooner than 3 weeks after treatment. Up to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No safe interval: There's no 'safe' time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. If female you may (or might not) already ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get w ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: This question s/b directed to a ob/gyn.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated f ... Read More

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