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how long can you have chlamydia without knowing

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Indefinitely if you have a "silent" case.

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
# of Infections: The number of chlamydia infections is probably more important to risk of infertility. After 3 or more then the risk is over 75%. If you suspect any st ... Read More
Dr. Mark Perloe
44 years experience Fertility Medicine
How long?: The problem with chlamydia infection is that many women who have antibodies that suggest a prior chlamydia infection are not aware that they had an in ... Read More
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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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in o ... 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 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. 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
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent.

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