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how long can chlamydia go undetected

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Dr. Christopher Powers
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tube ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Levin
31 years experience Urology
Forever: Chlamydia or ngu can be sub clinical or undetectable for many years. Especially on a woman.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the b ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could be: Indefinite.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: For a very long time. This is why doctors are encouraging regular visits, regular testing for those sexually active. But, it can live in the vagina, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They can remain: Indefinately until treated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Until Treated: Generally, chlamydia will stay in the male body until it is treated. Symptoms may disappear, but the infection can continue to other areas, like the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
7-21 days: See http://www.Std-gov.Org/stds/chlamydia.Htm for thorough information and photos.
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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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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doc ... Read More

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