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how long can lyme disease go undetected

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Usually within weeks: Usually weeks , months and years. A good website to review is: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/basics/symptoms/con-2001970 ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiza Estrup
45 years experience Rheumatology
Reappear many years : Early symptoms of lyme may be a rash followed by arthralgias then joint problems and eventually CNS symptoms of headaches and cardiac involvement.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends of the stage of the disease and the specific area of the body affected. Primary disease will usually resolve in about 2 weeks.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 2 weeks: Symptoms will generally start about 2 weeks after the bite.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends if you mean: Acute lyme, progressive lyme that has reached the central nervous system, or the oft talked about "chronic lyme". Acute lyme, it is recommended to get ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 2 weeks: About 2 weeks after the tick bite.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
1-2 months: Were you treated for Lyme disease?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Variable: While the length of time the bullseye may last it is usually fairly transient and is gone within 7-10 days at most.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many years: I have had patients who, based on their history, were likely exposed to lyme many years prior to becoming symptomatic, with their symptoms coming on ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Highly variable: Some with untreated lyme disease have minimal or no symptoms- a healthy person with a strong immune system can co-exist with it. Others can have devas ... Read More

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