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how long does chlamydia take to show

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Days: There arent necessarily symptoms, so you should get checked if you had unprotected sex, use protection in the future.

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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 40-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.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Get checked: It is possible to be infected with Chlamydia and have no symptoms at all! In the meantime, risk of transferring the infection to others is present. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days to never: Most women with chlamydia don't develop signs or symptoms at all. About 20-40% get vaginal discharge, discomfort on urination, spotting between period ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Peter
40 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Thanks for asking!: Incubation period of chlamydia illness is variable depending on the type of infection .Usually one week.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Don't wait and see: If you suspect that you have chlamydia, or any sexually transmitted disease, you should be evaluated and treated immediately. Don't wait around for so ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Azithromycin...: ...kills chlamydia within a couple of days. However, it can take up to 3 weeks for testing to become negative. Do not get tested sooner than 3 weeks; ... Read More
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A 39-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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It differs: There is no definitive time period associated with infertility from infections, but generally it is with chronic infections that continue to occur and ... Read More
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